Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 18, 2015
College rankings go under the microscope
While parents, students and admissions officials annually comb through college and university rankings, education researchers have largely ignored the controversial yet influential listings.

Study reveals a cause of poorer outcomes for African-American patients with breast cancer
Poorer outcomes for African-American women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, compared with European-American patients, appears to be due, in part, to a strong survival mechanism within the cancer cells, according to a study.

Potential migraine therapy to be presented April 22 by Achelios Therapeutics
Achelios Therapeutics will announce results from a Phase IIa placebo-controlled clinical trial in moderate and severe migraine sufferers treated with TOPOFEN (TM), the company's proprietary topical anti-migraine therapy.

A call to US educators: Learn from Canada
In contrast to the contentious debates over education reform in the US, the Canadian province Ontario has taken a cooperative route to improving schools that often rank among the top performers on international assessments, according to a Boston College expert on educational change.

NYU study evaluates the influence of college experiences on career outcomes
Meaningful college experiences, including internships and studying abroad, may not matter as much as your major and what school you attend when it comes to job satisfaction and earnings, according to research by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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