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Science & Research Roundup: March 19, 2015

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Under the sea By examining layers of sediment from deep under the ocean floor, a research expedition led by a University professor aims to reconstruct more than 15 million years of monsoon history, according to a University press release. Steven Clemens, associate professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences, returned […]

Med. director forms Chronic Disease Care Committee

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Navigating the transition from living at home to attending a residential college can be especially difficult for students with chronic health conditions.

Breaking down barriers to the IUD

Breaking down barriers to the IUD

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“We need to bring the sex back into birth control,” said Larry Swiader, senior director of digital media at Bedsider.

Lecture deliciously blends cooking, math

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Harvard Prof. Michael Brenner and Executive Chef Mark Ladner entertained the audience by examining the intersection of cooking and mathematics Tuesday.

Brothers explore future of visual Turing tests

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A new test developed by researchers at Brown and Johns Hopkins could allow for improvements in the ability of computer vision systems to recognize objects.

Ziya Gokaslan P’18 hopes to expand functional and interventional neurosurgery and eventually bring another brain tumor surgeon to Brown.

Ziya Gokaslan hired as new chief of neurosurgery

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Gokaslan will leave his posts as director of the Neurosurgical Spine Center and vice chairman of neurosurgery at the John Hopkins School of Medicine July 1.

Paper investigates prevalence of polio among Muslims in India

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Though Muslims made up only 16 percent of India’s population in 2006, they accounted for 70 percent of those infected with polio.

Hawking film explores love, not universe

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A heart-wrenching tale of Stephen Hawking’s love life and passion for physics, “The Theory of Everything” is a big bang for acting but not scientific depth.

Griffin Thompson ’16 — the youngest son of Marjorie Thompson ’74 PhD’79 P’02 P’07 P’09 P’12 P’14 P’16, the late associate dean of biological sciences —  joined Associate Dean of Biological Sciences Katherine Smith, President Christina Paxson P'19, Senior Lecturer Richard Bungiro PhD’99 and Instructional Coordinator for Biology Sarah Taylor at the Day of Biology dedicated to Marjorie Thompson’s memory.

Craig Mello ’82 gives biology keynote

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“Gene expression is really simple. Everyone should know it and feel comfortable thinking about it,” said Nobel laureate Craig Mello ’82 at a lecture Sat.

New genetic research from the Freiman Laboratory studying male mice found that TAF4b, a protein critical for sperm production, carries implications for the development of infertility treatment methods in human males.

Gene found to drive fertility in male mice

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University biologists recently discovered a specific gene in human males that may be essential to sperm production later in life.