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Goergen Institute Distinguished Speaker urges ‘data for good’

Goergen Institute Distinguished Speaker urges ‘data for good’

December 14, 2017

Many people think of data science in terms of analysis of datasets. But as Columbia University’s Jeannette Wing stressed to an audience at the Goergen Institute for Data Science recently, data science entails a lot more than that.

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Newest data links inflammation to chemo-brain

Newest data links inflammation to chemo-brain

December 14, 2017

Chemo-brain, or cancer-related cognitive impairment, is estimated to impact 80 percent of people in treatment. A new Medical Center study shows that inflammation in the blood plays a key role.

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Electrical stimulation in brain bypasses senses, instructs movement

Electrical stimulation in brain bypasses senses, instructs movement

December 7, 2017

New research is helping scientists figure out how to harness the brain’s plasticity to rewire connections lost due to injury or stroke, an advance that could accelerate the development of neuro-prosthetics.

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Scientist’s accidental exhale leads to improved DNA detector

Scientist’s accidental exhale leads to improved DNA detector

December 7, 2017

How did water vapor became integral to the development and design of a novel device for detecting the DNA biomarkers affiliated with disease?

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Professor assists NASA mission to measure disks that give birth to planets

Professor assists NASA mission to measure disks that give birth to planets

December 1, 2017

Unlike typical observatories that are positioned on the ground or in space, the telescope Dan Watson is working on is situated in between — on a Boeing 747SP jet airliner.

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Cutting-edge science leads to cut-free biopsies

Cutting-edge science leads to cut-free biopsies

November 30, 2017

What if biopsies could be performed noninvasively as part of the initial procedure, so surgeons would know immediately whether additional cancerous tissue needed to be removed?

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In the mystery of positrons, dark matter is leading suspect

In the mystery of positrons, dark matter is leading suspect

November 16, 2017

Scientists at the HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory have ruled out two pulsars as the source of an unexpectedly large presence of positrons in our corner of the galaxy. Could they come from something more complex and exotic: dark matter?

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Neurologist calls Parkinson’s ‘imminent pandemic’

Neurologist calls Parkinson’s ‘imminent pandemic’

November 13, 2017

Writing in the journal JAMA Neurology, Medical Center neurologist Ray Dorsey and his co-author argue that the medical community must be mobilized to respond to Parkinson’s disease, the fastest growing cause of disability.

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Quantum magic makes quick work of measuring frequency

Quantum magic makes quick work of measuring frequency

November 8, 2017

Using the strange rules of quantum mechanics, researchers were able to put a quantum bit in a superposition of two different energy states at the same time in order to speed up the accurate measurement of frequencies.

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Mattel CEO, Hajim dean address ‘staggering’ underrepresentation in computer technologies

Mattel CEO, Hajim dean address ‘staggering’ underrepresentation in computer technologies

November 6, 2017

During a Meliora Weekend fireside chat, Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Wendi Heinzelman discussed women in computer science, and how emerging technologies can interest young people in science and engineering.

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