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Science & Research Roundup, Sept. 25

September 24, 2018 0 comments

Since atomic-level simulations are becoming more accurate and growing more complex, it takes more time for them to run their courses.

Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, studies the effects of reading on mental health in children living in middle- and low-income countries.

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University professor studies child development in Jordan

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Three weeks ago, Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences and principle investigator in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab took her second trip to Jordan to discuss the data her lab analyzed from the nonprofit organization We Love Reading.

Laboratory strives to develop vaccine against malaria

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Laboratory strives to develop vaccine against malaria

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Jonathan Kurtis ’89 PhD’95 MD’96, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, did not first develop an interest in malaria behind a lab bench or as a training physician in a clinical setting. Instead, Kurtis’ bout with the disease during his junior year abroad in Kenya gave him a first-hand look […]

Study shows older women are more likely to have multiple births and experience increased risk of premature labor. The incidence of multiple births increases threefold in white women and fourfold in black women with age.

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U. Professors find link between age, multiple births

September 19, 2018 0 comments

A new study by University professors shows older women are more likely to give birth to more than one baby at a time due to the aging reproductive system.

Michael Sacchet’10 presents his research on the neuroscience of mindfulness and how the practice can be used as an emotional regulation technique for individuals with depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.

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Alum talks personalized mindfulness at School of Public Health

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Matthew Sacchet ’10, a postdoctoral scholar from Stanford University, delivered a lecture at the School of Public Health Tuesday on “personalized mindfulness practices,” according to the event description.

Professor of Physics S. James Gates was elected to the presidential line of the American Physical Society.

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Science & Research Roundup, Sept. 19

September 19, 2018 0 comments

U. professor elected to board of American Physical Society The American Physical Society has elected Professor of Physics S. James Gates to its presidential line, according to a University press release.

Oriel FeldmanHall, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, encourages debate and collaboration in her lab.

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FeldmanHall Lab demystifies human behavior

September 17, 2018 0 comments

Altruism, empathy and morality are typically thought of as abstract ideals, but Oriel FeldmanHall, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, breaks these topics down scientifically.

The Hyundai Visionary Challenge invites students to submit research in an effort to promote smart mobility. The competition’s themes include biology-inspired mobility and digital phenotyping.

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Hyundai, University tackle research challenge

September 13, 2018 0 comments

On Sept. 10, the submissions portal for the Hyundai Visionary Challenge opened exclusively to University students, alums and teaching faculty members.

Researchers uncover conclusive evidence of water on moon

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Researchers uncover conclusive evidence of water on moon

September 13, 2018 0 comments

The existence of ice on the moon’s surface has been a source of intrigue for astronomers since the 1950s.

Polyploidal cancer cells, referred to as giant cancer cells, can undergo amitotic budding, releasing normally-sized cancer cells into the body.

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Study brings new insights on cancer research, treatment

September 13, 2018 0 comments

Polyploidal cancer cells, also known as giant cancer cells, have been brought into the spotlight as new research suggests their previously unknown involvement in cancer development and remission.