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Articles by Sarah Lewin (3)

Science & Research

Biology prof finds methods of identifying usable stem cells

September 14, 2012 1 comment

As a potential method for producing cells to repair failing systems in human bodies, many scientists are looking to stem cells ­- cells that have the power to differentiate or transform into many different cell types. Scientists already know how to extract stem cells from adult human fat and hope they will someday be able to take a person’s own cells and develop the tissues they need.

Science & Research

Brain patterns of passion revealed

April 26, 2012 0 comments

Love may be in the air, but it is also in your brainwaves. Xiaomeng Xu is part of a growing group of researchers using neuroimaging to reveal new insights about falling in love – and staying that way. Xu has found that the experience of love in the brain is consistent across cultures and can even predict the endurance of a relationship.

University News

Professor awarded for geometric proof

March 2, 2012 0 comments

Professor of Mathematics Jeremy Kahn won the 2012 Clay Research Award — one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics — for his work on hyperbolic geometry. Kahn and his collaborator Vladimir Markovic published two papers in 2009 and 2011 containing “major breakthroughs in mathematical research,” according to the award’s website.