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Kids today are exposed to RF radiation from cell phone much earlier than their parents ever were. That concerns some scientists, because the lifetime over which today’s youngsters are exposed will be far longer than for their parents.

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Questions for Virtual Wounds: Computers probe healing

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Before reading:

1.    Why do live-action movies rely on computer effects for some scenes? What are some of the advantages of doing so?

2.    How does your body respond to a scrape or cut? What visible changes occur, from the moment of injury through the healing process?

During reading:

1.    What is the “mission” of inflammatory cells?

2.    What manages the process of inflammation?

3.    Provide an example of a mistake that inflammatory cells might make.

4.    Define “agent-based modeling.”


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