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Articles by Andrew Jones (52)

University News

Med School goes tobacco-free

September 11, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Students at the Alpert Medical School are breathing easy after the school’s administration approved a ban on tobacco products on the school’s premises.

Science & Research

Research documents high rates of hepatitis C in prisons

April 23, 2015 2 comments

Hepatitis C affects millions of people nationwide, but the disease is especially prevalent in prisons.

Science & Research

‘Still Alice’ depicts woman’s struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease

April 14, 2015 1 comment

The film shows not only the disease’s biological toll but also its associated deterioration of personal relationships.

According to a new study, about three-quarters of college students engage in “prepartying.” Students are motivated to drink by several factors including interpersonal enhancement and intimate pursuit.

Science & Research

Study examines effects of pregaming

April 7, 2015 Comments are Disabled

While “pregaming” before a party is an integral part of many college students’ social scenes, it could have more adverse consequences than are expected.

Science & Research

Blood test may identify concussion, new study shows

March 31, 2015 1 comment

Physicians may be able to tell if a person suffered a concussion by performing a simple blood test, according to a new study by University researchers.

Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup: March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015 Comments are Disabled

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 […]

Science & Research

Hawking film explores love, not universe

March 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled

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.

Brenna Hughes and Rebecca Allen, professors of obstetrics and gynecology, were included in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology’s ranking of its top 10 percent of reviewers. The honor is based on the quality of feedback the professors offered on articles submitted to the publication.

University News

Med School professors ranked top reviewers for medical journal

February 25, 2015 2 comments

Two professors at the Alpert Medical School were ranked in the top 10 percent of reviewers for the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Science & Research

Fact and fiction in “Interstellar”

February 24, 2015 Comments are Disabled

“Interstellar” is a must-see film for its grand visual effects and far out ideas that bend space, time and the filmgoer’s mind.

Science & Research

Making the most of shopping period

February 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled

As shopping period came to a close Wednesday, so ended a two-week span of myriad educational choices — choices that can be both empowering and overwhelming.