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Research Spotlight: Oberlin GS teaches robots how to lift

November 19, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Through practice and play, John Oberlin GS is working to help robots learn how to pick up any number of household objects.

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Science & Research Roundup: Nov. 10, 2015

November 10, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Researchers from the Hasbro Children’s Hospital surveyed children suspected to have appendicitis and their parents to examine perceptions of the condition.

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Science & Research Roundup: Nov. 3, 2015

November 3, 2015 Comments are Disabled

In response to requests from NASA for potential landing sites for human exploration of Mars, University researchers have made suggestions based on research.

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Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 27, 2015

October 27, 2015 Comments are Disabled

The ancestors of salamanders and other amphibians once had the capacity to regrow limbs and organs, according to a study involving a University researcher.

Assistant Professor of Economics Daniel Björkegren uses data from people’s cell phones to bridge this data gap and study developing economies.

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Research Spotlight: Björkegren uses cell phone data to uncover economic trends

October 20, 2015 Comments are Disabled

For all researchers, including economists, a paper is only as good as the data on which it is based.

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.

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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.

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Grant inspires development of newer, cheaper solar cells

September 15, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Given the demand for renewable energy, Padture and his team turned to the field of photovoltaics, in which they saw an opportunity to make a strong impact.

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Science & Research Roundup: September 10, 2015

September 9, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Researchers recommend new pneumonia drug dosage for obese patients. Study upholds value of flu vaccine for elderly.

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Study suggests importance of medical communication

April 14, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Physician attentiveness and communication have a strong relationship with the quality of the care for nursing home residents, according to U. researchers.

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Researchers link feedback loops, ecosystems

April 9, 2015 Comments are Disabled

An interdisciplinary team including a University researcher recently published a paper examining how feedback loops influence ecosystem changes.