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Online student startup promotes collaborative studying

Online student startup promotes collaborative studying

February 12, 2019 0 comments

A new online startup called BrainChain, created by Chuck Isgar ’20.5, is redefining the ability of students to study together.

Researchers examine gut microbiome, Vitamin A

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Researchers examine gut microbiome, Vitamin A

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Bacteria in the gut microbiome and vitamin homeostasis can help protect their hosts from the spread of pathogens, according to a study published Dec. 18 by researchers at the University and the University of Washington.

Former astronaut Jeff Hoffman speaks at Space Horizons conference titled “A Century in Space: Designing 2056.” The event speakers ranged from astronauts to researchers to academic scholars.

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‘Space Horizons’ boosts research for life beyond earth

February 5, 2019 0 comments

In a seemingly endless expanse of darkness, planets orbit around shining stars and an invisible frontier awaits exploration, begging a number of questions: How far has prior knowledge guided us? How much further can latest advancements take us, and how long could we survive in space?

On the formula racing team, students design and manufacture almost every component of their car, from the chassis to  the suspension, in preparation for the FSAE racing event in Michigan.

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Formula racing team prepares for annual Michigan race

February 4, 2019 0 comments

The first year Coby Benheim ’19 and Gabe Weedon ’19 went to Michigan to race their car, it blew up. “Our freshman year was a rough time,” said Weedon, a lead on the Brown Formula Racing Team. “The car was super late, and then it blew up and all the seniors were really angry about it.”

University researchers link electronic health records, physician stress

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University researchers link electronic health records, physician stress

February 4, 2019 0 comments

Over the past few years, burnout among physicians has garnered more attention from researchers; and recently, a University study confirmed that stress related to electronic health records is common among doctors.

The ICERM held a three-day conference on scientific machine learning. Speakers presented on various topics such as mathematical optimization and approximation of values.

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ICERM hosts conference on scientific machine learning

February 1, 2019 0 comments

From Jan. 28-30, professors, researchers and students from around the world gathered at the University to present and discuss scientific machine learning.

The University’s affiliated residency program for emergency medicine has been accused of violating the Animal Welfare Act. The University has denied any violations of federal regulations.

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University affiliated residency program accused of violating federal act

February 1, 2019 0 comments

An advocacy group has accused the University of violating federal regulations by using live pigs in its affiliated residency program for emergency medicine, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

After receiving funding from the National Science Foundation, University neuroscientists are developing new tools in bioluminescence and optogenetics with the goals of “innovation, dissemination and education.”

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Bioluminescence researchers study neuronal activity, promote education

January 30, 2019 0 comments

A team of University researchers received funding from the National Science Foundation in August 2017 to develop bioluminescent tools that can be used to enhance methods of studying the brain; researchers atCentral Michigan University and the University of California, San Diego also received the funding.

In a new study, researchers analyzed alginate graphene oxide and assessed its potential for use in organ 3D printing. They further suggested its relevance to cancer immunotherapies, drug delivery and tissue engineering.

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Researchers improve 3D printed biomaterials

January 30, 2019 0 comments

University researchers recently published a study analyzing the material properties of alginate graphene oxide, which could lead to new developments in both cancer research and 3D printing technology for human organ printing.

University professors find brain circuit likely related to seasonal affective disorder

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University professors find brain circuit likely related to seasonal affective disorder

January 27, 2019 0 comments

In a Society for Neuroscience meeting last November, two University professors presented their discovery of a specific brain circuit that could be involved with mood disorders, including seasonal affective disorder and depression.