Emilija Sagaityte is a section editor for Science and Research. She is currently a sophomore, planning to concentrate 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 (31)

Jeff Bailey, Wafik El-Deiry and Daniel Harris are three researchers who have shifted their traditionall studies aside as they pursue COVID-19 related projects

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Brown researchers combat COVID-19 in the lab, clinic

April 2, 2020 0 comments

While researchers across the University had to close their doors and hang up their lab coats for the foreseeable future on March 18, some labs have found ways to keep their doors open for the benefit of the community amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Uncertain future challenges researchers, students working away from Brown

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Uncertain future challenges researchers, students working away from Brown

April 1, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

Following the University’s instruction to shut down all non-essential research in laboratories by March 18 — by which time most students had relocated off-campus — it became apparent that remote work would become the new normal for millions of people around the world. 

The University libraries closed their doors to students and the public and limited the number of staff following an email notice of a COVID-19 case on campus.

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Historic pandemic poses lasting impact on libraries, scholarship

March 31, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

As researchers and academics across the globe shift their priorities, the scholarship that used to dominate their time is largely being put on hold, with consequences and personal ramifications spanning departments and fields. 

By 5 p.m. today, research labs across the University — including those in Sidney Frank Hall — will go dark, their facilities shut down in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

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University restricts research in effort to prevent COVID-19 spread

March 18, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

While people turn to scientists for the latest updates on COVID-19, laboratories across campus will more or less go dark after 5 pm today. The constant hum of machines mixing samples will grow quiet as equipment is shut off, new experiments are canceled and entry is limited to essential personnel only.

Brown professor says he requested coronavirus test after trip to Europe

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Brown professor says he requested coronavirus test after trip to Europe

March 2, 2020 1 comment

Onésimo Almeida, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, said he has requested a test for COVID-19 coronavirus following a trip to Portugal during which Almeida was near someone recently diagnosed with the virus.

Three University students are currently being tested for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). While the students are currently in isolation, test results are pending.

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First two presumptive coronavirus cases reach Rhode Island

March 2, 2020 0 comments

State public health officials announced Rhode Island’s first two presumptive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus Saturday and Sunday respectively after finding out that two people who had returned from a trip to Europe Feb. 22 tested positive.

Love Data Week events highlight applied research

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Love Data Week events highlight applied research

February 12, 2020 0 comments

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Office of Research Integrity and the University Library have organized a series of events featuring data use in research across disciplines as part of worldwide Love Data Week, which runs from Feb. 10 through 14.

A study published by researchers based at the Mindfulness Center, in collaboration with others, revealed how mindfulness techniques can reduce blood pressure when they are applied to medical regimens.

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Research thrives at Mindfulness Center

January 24, 2020 0 comments

As students take a step into another year and another semester, exams and busy schedules, the Mindfulness Center at Brown continues to connect University researchers from diverse areas of study.

Answers to cuffing season’s biggest questions: The science of looking for love

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Answers to cuffing season’s biggest questions: The science of looking for love

December 4, 2019 0 comments

Students have begun to indulge in scrumptious meals, bright decorations and festive jingles in the early days of this holiday season.

University researchers analyzed images from CRISM to identify hydrated silica at the Jezero crater on the red planet. The Mars 2020 rover will retrieve samples from the site for further analysis.

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Fossilizing mineral found at 2020 Mars rover landing site

November 22, 2019 0 comments

Identifying life on Mars may be within reach thanks to University researchers’ new findings of hydrated silica on the red planet.