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Articles by Frances Chen (16)

Female academics combat bias in STEM fields

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Female academics combat bias in STEM fields

April 22, 2015 11 comments
This article is part of the series The XX Factor

Only 33 percent of University faculty members are female, an imbalance even more stark in the physical sciences, where women make up 15 percent of faculty.

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Talk examines political, societal consequences of oil

April 2, 2015 0 comments

“We can’t just blame African countries and oil companies, we must also examine the actions of our own government and lifestyles,” Kairn Klieman said.

Documentary presents evidence on how a plant-based diet can lead to lower rates of cancer, stroke and heart disease.

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“Forks Over Knives” examines dietary changes as cure for disease

March 5, 2015 1 comment

“Forks Over Knives” examines how many diseases can be controlled and even reversed by switching to a plant-based diet with fewer processed foods.

U. study uses tadpoles to explore link between VPA, hyperconnected brain

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U. study uses tadpoles to explore link between VPA, hyperconnected brain

February 25, 2015 0 comments

In a recent study, University researchers used a tadpole model to better understand the effects valproic acid has on neurodevelopment and behavior.

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Nanopore ‘cages’ trap DNA strands, enable less expensive testing

February 19, 2015 0 comments

A newly developed DNA “cage” allows scientists to more easily and quickly identify specific portions of a DNA strand.

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Grant awarded to fund physical therapy research

February 10, 2015 0 comments

A new University physical therapy initiative is set to be founded after the awarding of a $2.5 million grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

Scientists question superfoods’ superiority

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Scientists question superfoods’ superiority

February 10, 2015 0 comments

Superfoods, such as blueberries, kale and chia seeds, have become a nutritional craze over the past few years — one that has even touched ground on campus.

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Making the most of shopping period

February 5, 2015 0 comments

As shopping period came to a close Wednesday, so ended a two-week span of myriad educational choices — choices that can be both empowering and overwhelming.

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Study exposes physician self-referrals

January 28, 2015 4 comments

Physician self-referrals are widely viewed as financially motivated and self-serving, yet loopholes in the law allow their continuation.

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Gene mutations, diet linked with lower diabetes risk

January 22, 2015 0 comments

University researchers have found a unique interplay among race, genes and diet that may influence a person’s risk for diabetes.