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Isobel served as a senior editor on The Herald's 125th editorial board in 2015. Before assuming this role, she was a science and research editor and a senior staff writer with the science and research beat. Isobel is a cognitive science concentrator, focusing on social development in young children. Originally from Massachusetts, Isobel enjoys pescatarian cooking, traveling to new places (especially beaches), the Red Sox and swimming.

Articles by Isobel Heck (44)

Published last week, a reanalysis of Professor Emeritus Martin Keller’s 2001 study on Paxil concluded that the drug is not effective or safe for the treatment of adolescent depression — a conclusion that opposes the original study’s findings.

Science & Research

Reanalysis of Paxil study sparks new round of criticism

September 22, 2015 3 comments

The reanalysis, published in the British Medical Journal Sept. 16, contradicts the results of the initial clinical trial, which was led by a U. Professor.

University News

Today in University history: March 6

March 6, 2015 1 comment

In 1962, Brown students were among 300 college students traveling to Maryland to protest racial segregation through peaceful demonstrations and sit-ins.

Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup: Dec. 3, 2014

December 3, 2014 Comments are Disabled

In a recent paper, Joseph Crisco, professor of orthopaedic research, and his team studied the efficacy of four helmet types in reducing the impact of hits.

Leila Blatt ’15, an Africana Studies concentrator, is focusing her thesis on black feminist organizing and “bio-citizenship,” she said.

Science & Research

Research Spotlight: Student blends sciences, Africana Studies in senior thesis

November 19, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Though Leila Blatt ’15 has taken courses across a range of disciplines, she began to realize her final papers were always related to one topic.

Research spotlight: McCleary — Exploring galaxies far, far away

Science & Research

Research spotlight: McCleary — Exploring galaxies far, far away

October 29, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Astrophysics has a “one-two punch” — it’s beautiful and it also lends itself to some of the deepest questions about the world, said Jacqueline McCleary GS.

Science & Research

Research spotlight: Stein: brains, brews and big lecture halls

October 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled

John Stein PhD’95 P’13, senior lecturer in neuroscience, said it was during graduate school that he first realized he “got a kick out of teaching.”

Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 8, 2014

October 8, 2014 Comments are Disabled

A team of Brown researchers, led by Hetal Marble GS, recently developed a new system for sorting fat tissue based on cells’ ability to become bone.

Science & Research

Lipscombe to lead Brown Institute for Brain Science next year

September 19, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Professor of Neuroscience Diane Lipscombe will become interim director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science Jan. 1.

Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup: Sept. 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 Comments are Disabled

While three-dimensional cell cultures are often more realistic than two-dimensional ones, they are more difficult to view due to their complex structure.

Science & Research

Donoghue to launch Swiss neuroengineering center

September 8, 2014 Comments are Disabled

On his year-long sabbatical, John Donoghue will launch the new Geneva, Switzerland-based Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-Engineering.

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