Elena Renken serves as a section editor for Science and Research, after covering the same beat for a year as a senior staff writer. She is a junior from St. Paul, Minnesota, and plans to concentrate in Science and Society. When not working for the Herald, she loves to throw on the wheel, make silkscreen prints, use the Oxford comma, and look out the window wishing it would snow.

Articles by Elena Renken (48)

Brain models with blood vessels may accelerate research

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Brain models with blood vessels may accelerate research

February 24, 2017 0 comments

Creating models of the brain is a daunting task, but round structures assembled from brain cells demonstrate many qualities of the tissue within our skulls.

U. scientists express concern with Trump administration

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U. scientists express concern with Trump administration

December 8, 2016 0 comments

Throughout his campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump made many misleading and false statements about science.

Woman sues Brown, deans after alleged sexual assault

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Woman sues Brown, deans after alleged sexual assault

November 17, 2016 0 comments

A former Providence College student filed a lawsuit Monday against Brown University and two deans

Departments submit funding requests to the University administration in order to attract top graduate students and faculty members.

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Departments compete for funding in talent search

November 17, 2016 0 comments

Since administrative changes last year, the University has engaged in deeper discussions and negotiations with departments in their quests for funding

Though Dining Services has not changed its enforcement of policies regarding theft, Jo’s has switched to using clear cups that thwart theft.

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BuDS trains workers for dining hall theft

November 16, 2016 0 comments

While food theft from campus dining halls is a persistent problem, different Brown Dining Services units approach training staffers to deal with stealing.

Brown researchers write analyses of multi-ring lunar basin

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Brown researchers write analyses of multi-ring lunar basin

November 8, 2016 0 comments

Two studies by University professors analyzing the structure and formation of the Moon’s Orientale multiring basin were published in the journal Science.

Brown researchers develop new DNA sequencing enzyme

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Brown researchers develop new DNA sequencing enzyme

October 28, 2016 0 comments

University researchers developed a new ligase, an enzyme that joins together strands of DNA or RNA and has applications in biotechnology and diagnostics.

University researchers created an imaging technique that distinguishes cancerous cells from those not affected by cancerous growth.

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New imaging technique differentiates cell types

October 21, 2016 0 comments

University researchers have developed an imaging technique that distinguishes cells that have gone through a change that occurs during cancerous growth.

Study evaluates how society assesses braggarts

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Study evaluates how society assesses braggarts

October 11, 2016 0 comments

University researchers examined how people judge competence and morality based on observed levels of self-enhancement in a study published Oct. 4.

J. Michael Kosterlitz was announced a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics for foundational research conducted in the 1970s with David Thouless.

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Michael Kosterlitz wins Nobel Prize

October 5, 2016 0 comments

This year’s prize was given for the physicists’ “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.”

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