Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 19, 2003
Renorming IQ tests due to Flynn effect may have unintended consequences
The steady rising of IQ scores over the last century (Flynn effect) causes IQ tests norms to become obsolete over time, so the tests are

Let water power your cell phone?
A team of researchers in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta (U of A) has discovered a new way of generating electricity from flowing water.

In lab studies, blocking expression of gene reduces invasion of deadly brain tumor cells
Using a tool that enables molecular scientists to study the function of genes, researchers at Cedars-Sinai blocked the expression of a gene they had previously found to be involved in the development of new tumor vessels and the spread and recurrence of aggressive brain tumors called gliomas.
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