Cate is a senior staff writer for the science and research section covering the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Engineering beat. She is a first year who is pre-med and planning to concentrate in Biology, yet she simultaneously maintains a love for the humanities. She is from Mill Valley (near San Francisco), CA, so the experience of living through real seasons is completely new to her, but she is quickly adapting to the cold. She can often be found in search of beautiful study spaces throughout Providence.

Articles by Cate Ryan (15)

Laboratory strives to develop vaccine against malaria

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Laboratory strives to develop vaccine against malaria

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Jonathan Kurtis ’89 PhD’95 MD’96, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, did not first develop an interest in malaria behind a lab bench or as a training physician in a clinical setting. Instead, Kurtis’ bout with the disease during his junior year abroad in Kenya gave him a first-hand look […]

Tiffany Chen ’18 developed the smart pillow with the help of undergraduates and Computer Science faculty. After Chen’s graduation, Jiaju Ma ’21, a RISD dual degree student, has expanded the pillow’s capabilities.

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Smart pillow talks to users, improves sleep

September 12, 2018 0 comments

Restless nights spent tossing and turning may soon be a thing of the past. Together with a team of undergraduates and CS faculty, Tiffany Chen ’18 created a smart pillow that can read users’ sleep patterns and give recommendations for improvement.

Since 2014, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics has hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM high school girls the opportunity to learn about math and computer science through a week-long day camp. This year, the program focused on probability, data science, cryptography, image processing and graph theory.

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GirlsGetMath engages local high school students

September 6, 2018 0 comments

During the second week of August, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM, a week-long day camp for girls in the Providence area entering 10th or 11th grade.

Researchers study kimchi fermentation

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Researchers study kimchi fermentation

April 22, 2018 0 comments

Kimchi, a Korean side dish composed of seasoned, fermented vegetables, has become popular in recent years, especially among health-conscious consumers.

Computer science to offer new introductory track

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Computer science to offer new introductory track

April 17, 2018 0 comments

The computer science department will add a new introductory track in fall 2018, starting with CSCI 0111: “Computing Foundations: Data.” The new sequence will consist of three courses taught over three semesters and will provide students with a less intensive option.

University study finds compounds for possible MRSA treatment

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University study finds compounds for possible MRSA treatment

April 8, 2018 0 comments

A recent University study published in Nature will open doors for antibiotics research by addressing an increasingly relevant crisis.

Faculty spanning many departments receive Seed awards

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Faculty spanning many departments receive Seed awards

March 21, 2018 0 comments

Faculty from a variety of departments representing diverse projects received the 2018 Research Seed Awards.

Researchers reveal sex-based disparities in stroke risk

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Researchers reveal sex-based disparities in stroke risk

March 5, 2018 0 comments

Risk factors for stroke have a disproportionate effect on women compared to men, which may be due to a lack of effective treatment and preventive care, according to a University study published in the journal “Stroke” last month.

University holds tenth annual Space Horizons workshop

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University holds tenth annual Space Horizons workshop

February 11, 2018 0 comments

This past weekend, students, faculty and aerospace professionals gathered in Barus and Holley to participate in the tenth annual Space Horizons workshop.

University researchers develop more complete model of sickle cell

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University researchers develop more complete model of sickle cell

February 6, 2018 0 comments

University researchers have developed computational methods using a supercomputer that enables them to dive deep inside sickle cells and analyze their molecular characteristics.