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Pembroke Center celebrates Lovelace Day

A University celebration of women in science started with a tweet and culminated in a five-hour website “edit-a-thon” hosted Tuesday afternoonin the Pembroke Center. Months ago, Maia Weinstock ’99 posted a message on Twitter directed at Anne Fausto-Sterling, a professor of biology and Weinstock’s ...

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Study advances autism research

A study led by University researchers has pinpointed a mechanism behind some forms of autism, a finding that could guide the development of drugs targeting its underlying cause, said Eric Morrow, assistant professor of biology and psychiatry and human behavior and senior author on the paper. The research, ...

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Study could help develop new oral medicines

A sustained-release insulin pill — which would release insulin over a longer period of time as opposed to in spurts — is one step closer to fruition, thanks to research from the University’s department of molecular pharmacology, physiology and biotechnology.  The research revealed the gut is ...

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N. Carolina bill prompts voter rights debate

Students from North Carolina could face difficulty voting in their home state if legislation passes removing a tax credit for familities whose children vote from outside of the state. The bill, introduced by state legislators, has prompted outcry from opponents who allege the measures are designed ...

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Prof explores ‘neuroeconomics’ in lecture

The task is simple: Upon seeing eight candy bars, choose your favorite. But instead of picking candy at Little Jo’s, undergraduates chose these bars in the lab of Paul Glimcher, a professor of neural science, economics and psychology at New York University, as part of an experiment exploring how people ...

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Prof researches Samoan obesity epidemic

By economic standards, the American territory in Samoa is relatively successful. But rapid modernization on this small Pacific island came at a price — two-thirds of adults are obese, the highest rate of any region in the world. Stephen McGarvey, professor of epidemiology and anthropology, has devoted ...

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