Science & Research

Archival project sheds light on Brazil-U.S. relations

April 16, 2014 0 comments

Researchers and students all over the world can now access thousands of U.S. State Department documents about Brazil at the click of a button.

Science & Research Roundup: April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 0 comments

Today’s epidemic of addiction to opioid drugs bears a striking likeness to the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a recent report.

Study explores methods of decision-making

April 16, 2014 0 comments

“People like to build rules, even when rules don’t necessarily apply,” said James Cavanagh, former postdoc. fellow at Brown and assistant prof. at the UNM.

Door-to-door programs like the “Do One Thing” program established by Professor of Medicine Amy Nunn advocate for screening and testing for HIV and other diseases in low-income neighborhoods.

‘Geographic lens’ may be key to HIV prevention

April 16, 2014 1 comment

In a paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, Amy Nunn argues HIV should be tackled through a “geographic lens.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse called for Congress to “wake up” to the consequences of climate change in a Salomon 101 lecture Monday.

Whitehouse urges action on climate change

April 15, 2014 5 comments

The United States needs to wake up to the issue of climate change, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told students, faculty members and community members.

Aerobic exercise is associated with reduced alcohol consumption in individuals with alcohol dependency, University psychiatrists showed in a new study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse and Treatment.

Exercise may help treat alcohol dependence, study shows

April 14, 2014 1 comment

Aerobic exercise may improve outcomes for alcohol-dependent individuals, according to recent findings from a psychological study.

Study examines feeding tube usage in patients with dementia

April 14, 2014 0 comments

For patients with advanced dementia, eating, and in particular swallowing, is difficult.

Neural wiring of smell settles shortly after birth, study finds

April 14, 2014 0 comments

A mouse’s sense of smell remains fairly constant after its first week of life, according to a study published in the journal Science last Friday.

Science & Research Roundup: April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014 0 comments

A group of University engineers have developed a new method of creating steel that makes it stronger while preserving its ductility, according to a University press release.

During lab for CHEM 0330: “Equilibrium, Rate and Structure,” Kelsey Sandquist ’17, Ashley Urrutia ’17 and Elizabeth Lopez ’17 prepare for experiments that may include material not covered extensively in lecture.

Students concerned about labs’ irrelevance, lack of credit

April 9, 2014 10 comments

As students gear up to register for next semester, many must take into consideration the additional and often unrecognized commitment lab courses require.