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Emilija Sagaityte is a section editor for Science and Research. She is junior, concentrating in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, from outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When she’s not writing or editing for The Herald, she can be found researching or unwinding while playing the violin or piano.

Articles by Emilija Sagaityte (47)

Pulling narratives from pages of COVID-19 health data

News, Science & Research

Pulling narratives from pages of COVID-19 health data

September 14, 2020 0 comments

The numbers, labels and descriptions pertaining to medical patients and COVID-19 cases that are housed in electronic health records may seem to be nothing more than a track record — a jumble of information a physician updates, typing away as their patient sits down for a visit.

Modified CURE courses, though dealing with significant constraints because of the pandemic, are still giving students the opportunity to conduct original research.

News, Science & Research

Faculty reimagine their research, research-based courses during COVID-19

September 14, 2020 0 comments

Laboratories and lab-based courses have gradually regained momentum, filling up University faculty’s schedules once again and prompting the redesign of their day-to-day operations and class syllabi.

Data-driven decisions: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

News, University News

Data-driven decisions: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

September 13, 2020 0 comments

Between monitoring the statewide and national numbers, securing adequate and timely testing and ensuring ample space for quarantining and isolating community members, the decision to reopen Brown’s campus to more students and return to in-person instruction amid a pandemic was multi-layered.

News, University News

Monitoring, responding to COVID-19 changes: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

September 13, 2020 0 comments

Although the University has decided to welcome more students back to College Hill and classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is continuing to monitor the situation and willing to make changes to its approach.

University students and research faculty submit requests for additional personnel to return to laboratories following the Resuming Research Stage 2 guidelines. Those who can’t resume in-person research are turning to creative options to pursue inquiry-based learning remotely.

News, Science & Research

Resuming Research Guidance details students’ return to the lab bench as Brown offers remote research opportunities

September 13, 2020 0 comments

After most University labs slipped into a lull in March following the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, undergraduates are anxious to partake in hands-on research investigations once again. But with a pandemic still pushing onward, popping into a laboratory at one’s whim is no longer feasible.

To examine the effects of COVID-19 on communities, Brown researchers turn to data

News, Science & Research

To examine the effects of COVID-19 on communities, Brown researchers turn to data

September 10, 2020 0 comments

With the assistance of the University’s COVID-19 Research Seed Fund, some research groups have focused their microscopes on the viral particles behind the infection, while others have built technology to approach the pandemic’s challenges from various angles.

Brown rolls out COVID-19 testing procedures for the academic year

News, University News

Brown rolls out COVID-19 testing procedures for the academic year

September 3, 2020 0 comments

Where students once climbed onto the roof for an evening of soccer under the stars, the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center has now become a primary gathering spot for the Brown community — in a very different way.

Graphene Composites has partnered with researchers at the University to test the efficacy of their new graphene ink, which can coat PPE and kill incoming viruses. The product includes ultra thin sheets of graphene molecules that capture SARS-CoV-2 particles. Silver nanoparticles float in and destroy its exterior shell.

News, Science & Research

Now you see me, now you don’t: Using artificial intelligence to identify COVID-19, developing a PPE coating to stop it in its tracks

August 19, 2020 0 comments

Instead of relying on only a physical barrier, what if scientists were to develop a substance capable of killing COVID-19’s viral particles when they come in contact with personal protective equipment?

Students’ residence halls are gradually being repopulated as students return to campus. RPLs work to promote health and safety in the on-campus community.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown undergraduates to be tested for COVID-19 twice a week for foreseeable future

August 13, 2020 0 comments

The University released its guidelines Aug. 11 for the free COVID-19 testing that will be required of returning students and employees during the fall semester. The summer testing pilot program currently in place will transition to this academic-year testing initiative beginning the week of Aug. 24.

University researchers funded by COVID-19 Seed Fund collaborate on life-saving machinery, diagnostic devices for patients, including “PufferFish” ventilator and “Bubbler” COVID-19 testing kit

COVID-19 Updates, News, Science & Research

Take a breath

July 18, 2020 0 comments

To assist in the battle against COVID-19, a number of University research projects in progress since early spring seek to develop new technology molded to the needs of medical personnel, COVID-19 patients and testing sites.

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