Topic: Research spotlight

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Research Spotlight: Researchers propose aberrant genes as cure for ALS

February 4, 2016 0 comments

After six years studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a team of five University faculty members received a $1.8 million research grant this fall.

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Research Spotlight: Professor honored for advancements in artificial intelligence

January 28, 2016 0 comments

The smaller the chameleon, the more powerful its tongue, wrote Christopher Anderson, postdoctoral research associate in ecology and evolutionary biology.

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Research Spotlight: Oberlin GS teaches robots how to lift

November 19, 2015 0 comments

Through practice and play, John Oberlin GS is working to help robots learn how to pick up any number of household objects.

The Lownes Reading Room in the John Hay Library is home to various special collections. Every year, the University’s endowment allocates about $1,500 for libraries to acquire new works.

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Library special collections reveal trove of scientific writing, history

October 20, 2015 1 comment

Some of the University’s most valuable scientific works lie behind unlocked doors.

Assistant Professor of Economics Daniel Björkegren uses data from people’s cell phones to bridge this data gap and study developing economies.

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Research Spotlight: Björkegren uses cell phone data to uncover economic trends

October 20, 2015 0 comments

For all researchers, including economists, a paper is only as good as the data on which it is based.

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Research Spotlight: Penguin robot helps identify, treat children with autism

October 6, 2015 0 comments

Equipped with cameras, sensors and facial recognition technology, a new robot model shaped like a penguin may help screen for and treat autism in children.

Professor of Neurology Brian Ott

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Research Spotlight: Exploring the relationship between Alzheimer’s and driving ability

September 24, 2015 0 comments

Professor of Neurology Brian Ott will begin conducting research on the effect of cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s dementia on driving ability.

“It’s either at the center of things or away from everywhere,” said Peter van Dommelen of Sardinia, adding that this part of Italy has “very much a character of its own.” Van Dommelen recently received a National Geographic grant to examine the agricultural history of the region, hypothesizing that the Carthaginians may have used the land to grow cereals.

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Research Spotlight: Professor discusses career as archaeologist in Italy

March 5, 2015 0 comments

When Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology Peter van Dommelen was in high school, he helped excavate a medieval abbey in his native Netherlands.

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Paper examines social cognition, human interaction

February 5, 2015 0 comments

A paper authored by University researchers in this month’s issue of Cognition examines the relationship between social psychology and cognition.

Bullying, mental illness related, U. study finds

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Bullying, mental illness related, U. study finds

February 5, 2015 0 comments

Children with mental health disorders — particularly depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are three times more likely to bully