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Lecture tackles global uranium trade

To understand the consequences of global uranium trade in Africa, the intricate interaction between political lobbying, government and human interests must be explored, said Gabrielle Hecht, professor of history at the University of Michigan, in a lecture hosted by the science and technology studies ...


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Mars rover to explore largest crater yet

Opportunity, the Mars Exploration Rover, is on the edge of a great endeavor, literally. The rover, launched in July 2003, is now positioned to begin exploring the 14-mile diameter Endeavour Crater as soon as Mars' winter ends, said John Callas ScM '83 PhD '87, project manager of the NASA Mars Exploration ...


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System examines cancer proteins in 3-D

University researchers have employed a novel method to study Pannexin 1, a recently discovered protein that scientists believe may play a role in the spread of cancer. In an article published Jan. 20 in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team of researchers — consisting of Brian Bao MD'13, ...


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Grad unveils dinosaur wings

As an undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley, Ryan Carney, a PhD candidate, was the lead singer and songwriter for his  own punk rock band, said Kevin Padian, Carney's undergraduate thesis advisor and professor of integrative biology at Berkeley. As a Brown graduate student, ...


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Melanoma study raises red flag

Dermatologists have long promoted the ABCDs of melanoma detection­ — A for asymmetry, B for border irregularity, C for color variation and D for diameter larger than six millimeters. But a recent study on nodular melanoma — an aggressive subtype of the skin cancer — forced Martin ...


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Science professors receive fellowships

Three faculty members will be named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science next month, an honor that recognizes scientists' contributions to their fields over the course of their careers. Barry Connors, professor and chair of the department of neuroscience; Diane Lipscombe, ...


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Human enzyme keeps mice slim

A high-fat diet may not always pack on the pounds, new research from the Warren Alpert Medical School suggests. By successfully preventing weight gain in mice, researchers have shed light on obesity prevention in humans. The study was released online last week and will be published in the January 2012 ...


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Art for the sake of science

Science and art may appear to be distinct, but collaboration between the two, often born of necessity, makes it clear they are not mutually exclusive. The membrane between them becomes permeable in the case of data visualization, an area in which various efforts are underway on College Hill.


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Flash heat rocks earthquake physics

Rather than turning to broad-scale plate tectonics to investigate earthquakes, David Goldsby, associate professor of geological sciences, and Terry Tullis, professor emeritus of geological sciences, decided to take a closer look. Their study, published in this week's issue of the journal Science, examines ...





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