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.

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First week in BioMed mostly dedicated to training sessions where monitors are used throughout for practical pipetting training with students, February 1, 2016. Photo by Frank Mullin/Brown University

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Petition calls for increased chem offerings

February 9, 2016 0 comments

Pre-medical students wrote a petition last week calling for the University to expand the offerings of certain chemistry courses.

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Conference educates about trans* health care

February 1, 2016 0 comments

Rhode Island College hosted the 2016 Trans* Health Conference Jan. 30, offering presentations throughout the day.

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Drug may reduce marijuana dependency

January 27, 2016 0 comments

A University study released earlier this month suggests that an anti-epilepsy drug is effective in reducing the amount of marijuana smoked by young adults.

Athletes balance school, injury with intense exercise

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Athletes balance school, injury with intense exercise

December 3, 2015 0 comments

The Herald’s fall poll found that 14.7 percent of students do not exercise, and 39.5 percent exercise for one to three hours per week.

Poll shows 17 percent of undergrads smoke

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Poll shows 17 percent of undergrads smoke

November 19, 2015 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2015 Student Poll

Male and international undergraduate students were more likely to smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes despite the known health risks

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Article outlines strategies to lower generic drug prices

November 10, 2015 0 comments

The pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli made headlines this summer when he raised the price of a generic drug by over 5,000 percent.

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Profs offer opinions on presidential race

November 3, 2015 0 comments

“The Republican primary is now undergoing a very rare event: a battle to define the party in a fundamental way.”

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Interpersonal therapy program may reduce postpartum depression

October 22, 2015 0 comments

University researchers found that interpersonal therapy reduced the onset of postpartum depression among women during a six-month period after giving birth.

The study found the relationship between undergraduate curriculum and success in medical school to be very weak, even within the PLME program.

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PLME students reach similar outcomes as peers

October 13, 2015 7 comments

A University study revealed only slight differences in the achievements of PLME students and those who were accepted traditionally.

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