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Researcher identifies gene that causes rare brain disease

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
September 12
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It’s rare to find a complete explanation for what causes a disease, but, in some fortunate cases, researchers can identify a gene that contributes to the progression of the disease. Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences Dr. Anthony Wynshaw-Boris was the co-principal investigator in...

Weatherhead researcher publishes book on business and society

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
September 5
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Dr. Chris Laszlo of the Weatherhead School of Management recently published a book, “Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business,” showing that if businesses play a more positive role in society, they will increase their productivity. In the United States, 50 percent of workers report feeling...

Spotlight on Research

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
August 29
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Researcher writes on proposed changes to participant consent regulations Participants are one of the basic necessities in any research study, but their contribution would be impossible without the government-civilian architecture that regulates their activity, ensuring that both the participants and...

Cognitive science researcher studies how to mentor others

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
April 18
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Dr. Anthony Jack, an associate professor of cognitive science, psychology and philosophy, is trying to find out what makes a mentor a mentor. Jack recently released a collaborative review paper on research involving leadership styles. He studies the difference in direction that can be given to mentoring...

Researcher finds fungus that could lead to cure for mouth infection

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
March 28
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Dr. Mahmoud A. Ghannoum, the director of Medical Mycology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center wants to fight fire with fire. More specifically, a fungus with a fungus. The researcher has been studying Thrush, an infection caused by the fungus Candida. Through a study involving HIV-infected patients,...

Researcher finds biological mechanisms behind deadly type of breast cancer

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
February 28
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Cancer is one of the toughest diseases to research, but recently Dr. William Schiemann identified critical mechanisms that allow for a deadly type-negative breast cancer to form. Schiemann was interested in biology during his undergraduate studies. He figured out that he didn’t like hospitals and...

Student researcher examines chaperone protein using NMR, mathematical software

Student researcher examines chaperone protein using NMR, mathematical software

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
January 24
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Most people think that biological research must involve using instruments such as microscopes and test tubes, but one student researcher is using mathematical computations to study biology. Ali Azeem, a fourth-year applied mathematics and biochemistry double major, has been doing research for over a...

Graduate student identifies new way of understanding genetic influence on common autoimmune diseases

Graduate student identifies new way of understanding genetic influence on common autoimmune diseases

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
January 17
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While many students on campus are just beginning their research, one who is about to leave recently made an important discovery. Olivia Corradin, a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Medicine, discovered new ways of understanding the genetic influence on common autoimmune diseases. Working under genetics...

Fifth-year graduate student finds client-therapist relationship crucial in treatment in PTSD

Kushagra Gupta, Contributing Reporter
December 8
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Stephanie Keller, a fifth-year graduate student, was one of the researchers on a recent project studying how disruptions in the relationships between a therapist and a client can harm the client’s treatment. The breakages, termed “ruptures,” can occur when the therapist and client disagree about...

Fourth-year student hopes to make career out of research

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
November 22
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Many students conduct research for reasons like boosting their resume or to exploring interests in certain fields. Senior researcher Morgan MacBeth, however, plans to take on this trade for life, hoping to eventually have her own lab. The biochemistry major plans to continue on to graduate school and...

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