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The Reason Behind Your Group Project Fail

Group projects: Love them or hate them, working as a team is a necessary skill (or evil depending on who you ask). Researchers at Wright State University found that their natural science students anecdotally reported poor experiences working on...
17-Jun-2016 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Standardized-Exam Development Approach Improves Classroom Exams

Blueprinting may improve consistency of exams in the classroom year to year. A medical school professor will discuss how he successfully predicted students’ performance on a first-year medical course exam he developed using blueprinting at the APS...
17-Jun-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Active Learning Science Courses May Improve Student Retention in STEM

Having undergraduate students take part in scientific discovery may be a viable way to keep students interested in STEM, according to a growing body of research by science educators and education researchers. Experts summarize the successes and...
17-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Science Educators Convene to Discuss What’s Next and New in Teaching Physiology

Dozens of undergraduate and professional school physiology educators will attend this workshop-intensive meeting to discuss best practices in physiology education, including: • The changing role of students and instructors in today’s...
17-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

APS Awards $403,200 to Its 2016 Undergraduate Research Fellows

APS has announced the 74 recipients of its 2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships. Recipients of the Society’s five summer fellowship programs spend an average of 10 weeks in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member.
9-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rehydrating with Soda on a Hot Day May Worsen Dehydration

Repeated heat-related dehydration has been associated with increased risk of chronic kidney damage in mice. A new study in rats published in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology reports that...
7-Jun-2016 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Excess Consumption of Phosphates in Processed Foods Promotes Hypertension in Rats

Excess consumption of phosphate—commonly used in foods as a preservative, flavor enhancer and color stabilizer—over-activates nerves that raise blood pressure, leading to abnormally high blood pressure, a new study in the American Journal of...
1-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Early-Life Stress Causes Digestive Problems and Anxiety in Rats

Traumatic events early in life can increase levels of norepinephrine—the primary hormone responsible for preparing the body to react to stressful situations—in the gut, increasing the risk of developing chronic indigestion and anxiety during...
26-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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