Topic: science research

University Beekeeping Society creates buzz on campus

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University Beekeeping Society creates buzz on campus

February 13, 2019 0 comments

Where would you put a beehive? The top of the Sciences Library? The tunnels under Keeney? How about in one of the old abandoned common spaces across campus that have been turned into boiler rooms?

Study suggests habits formed by repetition, not reward

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Study suggests habits formed by repetition, not reward

February 13, 2019 0 comments

A new computational study of habit formation co-authored by a University professor suggests that habits may be formed primarily out of repetition and are not necessarily based on the habit’s goal.

Government shutdown slows University science research

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Government shutdown slows University science research

January 24, 2019 0 comments

Since Dec. 22, the University and other research institutions have scrambled to adapt to the unprecedented political stalemate over the federal government shutdown, which has dried up funds for federally supported research projects and now threatens long-term scientific advancement across the nation. 

Tropical tree study uses satellite technology

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Tropical tree study uses satellite technology

October 29, 2018 0 comments

In a study of a species of brightly-flowering trees, a University professor used satellite imagery to observe how the trees’ population density affects their spread.

The University hosted Transforming Research’s first meeting Wednesday morning at South Street Landing. The conference welcomed various research stakeholders to campus, providing them a space to exchange ideas.

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Transforming Research conference discusses ‘science of science’

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Wednesday morning, the Transforming Research Conference welcomed a unique group of professionals to South Street Landing for a series of lectures and discussions.

Researchers have found that Sumatran rhinoceroses, which are close to extinction, were driven from their habitats by agriculture practices, disputing the idea that they were genetically doomed to die out.

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Sumatran rhinos nearing extinction due to farming, hunting

April 20, 2018 0 comments

Sumatran rhinoceroses once inhabited a vast expanse of land in mainland East Asia, according to a new study by University professors.

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University scientists discover link between glutamate, mood

March 23, 2018 0 comments

In an attempt to understand the effects that drugs like Adderall have on typical brains, scientists have found a relationship between activity of the neurotransmitter glutamate and mood for the first time, according to a study conducted by University researchers.

University study improves interfaces between brain, computers

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University study improves interfaces between brain, computers

February 4, 2018 0 comments

The integration of man and machine may seem like science fiction, but the well-funded scientific movement aiming to restore functional independence to patients through the integration of computers is already a reality.

The arrows point to areas in a pre-surgical brain of an epilepsy patient with abnormal brain tissue. These areas were studied by U. researchers and others, who discovered that the lack of the CLOCK gene may worsen seizures.

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Modification of CLOCK gene to offer potential epilepsy treatment

October 19, 2017 0 comments

A study recently revealed that seizures in epileptic patients correlate with the lack of the “CLOCK” gene, which typically regulates circadian rhythm.