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Research Spotlight: Oberlin GS teaches robots how to lift

November 19, 2015 0 comments

Through practice and play, John Oberlin GS is working to help robots learn how to pick up any number of household objects.

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Science & Research Roundup: Nov. 10, 2015

November 10, 2015 0 comments

Researchers from the Hasbro Children’s Hospital surveyed children suspected to have appendicitis and their parents to examine perceptions of the condition.

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Science & Research Roundup: Nov. 3, 2015

November 3, 2015 0 comments

In response to requests from NASA for potential landing sites for human exploration of Mars, University researchers have made suggestions based on research.

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Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 27, 2015

October 27, 2015 0 comments

The ancestors of salamanders and other amphibians once had the capacity to regrow limbs and organs, according to a study involving a University researcher.

Assistant Professor of Economics Daniel Björkegren uses data from people’s cell phones to bridge this data gap and study developing economies.

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Research Spotlight: Björkegren uses cell phone data to uncover economic trends

October 20, 2015 0 comments

For all researchers, including economists, a paper is only as good as the data on which it is based.

Published last week, a reanalysis of Professor Emeritus Martin Keller’s 2001 study on Paxil concluded that the drug is not effective or safe for the treatment of adolescent depression — a conclusion that opposes the original study’s findings.

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Reanalysis of Paxil study sparks new round of criticism

September 22, 2015 3 comments

The reanalysis, published in the British Medical Journal Sept. 16, contradicts the results of the initial clinical trial, which was led by a U. Professor.

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Grant inspires development of newer, cheaper solar cells

September 15, 2015 0 comments

Given the demand for renewable energy, Padture and his team turned to the field of photovoltaics, in which they saw an opportunity to make a strong impact.

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Science & Research Roundup: September 10, 2015

September 9, 2015 0 comments

Researchers recommend new pneumonia drug dosage for obese patients. Study upholds value of flu vaccine for elderly.

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Study suggests importance of medical communication

April 14, 2015 0 comments

Physician attentiveness and communication have a strong relationship with the quality of the care for nursing home residents, according to U. researchers.

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Researchers link feedback loops, ecosystems

April 9, 2015 0 comments

An interdisciplinary team including a University researcher recently published a paper examining how feedback loops influence ecosystem changes.