Science & Research

Brain models with blood vessels may accelerate research

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Brain models with blood vessels may accelerate research

February 24, 2017 0 comments

Creating models of the brain is a daunting task, but round structures assembled from brain cells demonstrate many qualities of the tissue within our skulls.

New study reveals extent of colonial native enslavement

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New study reveals extent of colonial native enslavement

February 24, 2017 0 comments

A new study by Associate Professor of History Linford Fisher shows the problem in colonial New England reaches further than previously assumed.

Researchers study smokers’ perceptions of reduced nicotine cigarettes

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Researchers study smokers’ perceptions of reduced nicotine cigarettes

February 22, 2017 0 comments

In the past several years, researchers have tried to understand smokers’ perceptions of what they are putting into their bodies.

Panel discusses diversity in STEM fields

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Panel discusses diversity in STEM fields

February 17, 2017 0 comments

“How can you create black scientists if there’s no black scientific community?” asked William Massey during this week’s “Celebrating Excellence in Science.”

Ken Miller ’70 talks politics of science denial

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Ken Miller ’70 talks politics of science denial

February 17, 2017 0 comments

Ken Miller ’70 examined science denial, discussing the scientific facts and theories people often disagree with despite overwhelming supporting evidence.

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U. researchers discover inaccuracy of previous climate models

February 14, 2017 0 comments

Current climate models used to study climate change may not be as accurate as previously thought.

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U. researchers encourage community-based studies

February 14, 2017 0 comments

The struggle to obtain representative population samples continues to plague researchers.

Speed of speech unrelated to amount of information conveyed

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Speed of speech unrelated to amount of information conveyed

February 13, 2017 0 comments

Whether we speak lightning fast or at snail speed, the amount of information we convey is about the same.

New lab studies emotional decision-making

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New lab studies emotional decision-making

February 6, 2017 0 comments

How does morality work in the brain?

University researchers focus on needs of veteran amputees

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University researchers focus on needs of veteran amputees

February 2, 2017 0 comments

University researchers are collaborating on a three-year study focused on the needs of veterans who have suffered severe upper-limb amputations.