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Fact and fiction in “Interstellar”

This article is the second in an ongoing series, Science at the Cinema, that explores research and researchers portrayed in film. “Interstellar,” the story of a perilous space journey, is a must-see film for its grand visual effects and far out ideas that bend space, time and the filmgoer’s mind. The ...


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Suglia '15: For the sake of science

Last summer, I spent my days knee-deep in mud, traipsing around doggedly through the marsh. Here I am with a lovely pair of Sesarma reticulata, or purple marsh crabs. They probably would have pried off a good chunk of my nose if I had let them get any closer to my face. Incidentally, if left to their ...


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Researchers tackle gaps in hepatitis C treatment

A program run by University researchers aims to quickly identify and provide comprehensive treatment for medically underserved patients who are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus, according to a new study published in the Feb. 14 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Hepatitis ...


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Grant awarded to fund physical therapy research

A new University physical therapy initiative is set to be founded after the awarding of a $2.5 million grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The initiative — called the Center on Health Services Training and Research — will provide funding for new studies and the training of physical therapy ...


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Scientists question superfoods’ superiority

Superfoods, such as blueberries, kale and chia seeds, have become a nutritional craze over the past few years — one that has even touched ground on campus. Some nutrition pundits have praised their alleged health benefits, but the truth behind these claims has sometimes been seen as scientifically ...


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Making the most of shopping period

As shopping period came to a close Wednesday evening, so ended a two-week span of myriad educational choices for students — choices that can be both empowering and overwhelming. While the open curriculum affords a unique type of academic liberty to students, the underlying empirical merits and drawbacks ...


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Bullying, mental illness related, U. study finds

Children with mental health disorders — particularly depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are three times more likely to be identified as a bully, according to a recent study by University researchers in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The study shows that nearly ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Feb. 3, 2015

Study shows drug use and impulsivity related in prison population A new study by University researchers examines the link between impulsive behavior and drug use in prison inmates. The research team, composed of public health and psychology professors who focus on addiction, recruited 242 adult inmates ...


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Study exposes physician self-referrals

When physicians order certain medical tests or procedures to be done for a patient, they have the option to self-refer patients back to their own office. These self-referrals are widely viewed as financially motivated and self-serving, yet loopholes in the law allow their continuation. A recent paper ...


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Some inhibitory neurons always active, study suggests

Even during rest, the brain is always actively balancing its cycles of activation and deactivation, a new study by University researchers suggests. A team of neuroscientists explored how multiple inhibitory cells remain active to offset excitatory cells, even when the brain is in a calm and sedated ...






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