Jeff is a Senior Staff Writer for The Herald covering Science and Research. A sophomore from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, he plans on concentrating in Computer Science. Aside from The Herald, Jeff likes to play guitar, listen to podcasts, and obsess over Joanna Newsom.

Articles by Jeff Demanche (10)

Ban on ‘mitochondrial replacement’ dooms children, experts say

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Ban on ‘mitochondrial replacement’ dooms children, experts say

April 25, 2018 0 comments

Nestled within the 2016 federal spending bill is a brief unrelated provision, or “rider,” which became law in December of 2015.

Michigan State and U. researchers are studying ROSE, a prevention program for postpartum depression, to analyze its effect on “at-risk populations.”

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University studies postpartum depression program

April 2, 2018 0 comments

Postpartum depression, experienced by one in seven mothers in the United States, is more than twice as common among low-income women, according to a press release from Michigan State University.

Seny Kamara, associate professor of computer science, served on the committee that discussed cybersecurity issues in the 21st century.

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Report explores solutions to encryption debate

March 20, 2018 0 comments

In the wake of the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack, the nation witnessed a new and unfamiliar debate when the FBI — in possession of the shooter’s encrypted iPhone 5c — tried to compel Apple to provide “exceptional access” to the phone’s encrypted contents.

New University technology detects ancient mutations

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New University technology detects ancient mutations

March 4, 2018 0 comments

A new tool developed by University researchers, dubbed SWIF(r), can identify certain genes in humans — ones that result from “adaptive mutations,” genetic differences which have spread amongst a population over time to become more common.

Terahertz data links, which researchers tested on the University’s campus, could increase rate of data transfer. The innovation could significantly increase the speed of wireless networks.

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Terahertz could be future of wireless communication, researchers say

February 13, 2018 0 comments

The frequency range found between microwave and infrared radiation could be a key player in the next generation of wireless communication.

Warren Alpert Medical School researchers find that a drug previously used to treat sun-induced skin growths has potential applications for skin cancer treatment.

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Research shows drug reduces risk of certain skin cancers

January 24, 2018 0 comments

A drug previously used for treatment of skin growths has been found to help prevent the development of certain skin cancers, according to a new clinical trial in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Led by Martin Weinstock, professor of dermatology and epidemiology at the Alpert Medical School, the […]

IBES creates environmental justice track

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IBES creates environmental justice track

November 30, 2017 0 comments

IBES has launched a new undergraduate track that brings a social equity focus to the environmental studies and environmental science concentrations.

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State officials act to stymie Rhode Island’s opioid epidemic

November 16, 2017 0 comments

In the midst of one of the deadliest public health crises in U.S. history, President Trump has declareD the opioid epidemic a “public health emergency,”

Algorithms can help in redistricting, scientists say

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Algorithms can help in redistricting, scientists say

October 26, 2017 0 comments

Gerrymandering — the redrawing of voting districts for political gain — has been a problem in the United States for over two centuries.

Researchers find evidence of ice on Mercury

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Researchers find evidence of ice on Mercury

October 16, 2017 0 comments

The planet closest to the sun might have large areas of previously undiscovered ice on its surface.