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Molecular clouds show off potential, beauty of data visualization

Molecular clouds show off potential, beauty of data visualization

November 21, 2014

“Simulated molecular clouds are beautiful, intricate, and ever-changing — properties that make them ideal candidates for high-powered visualization,” wrote Erica Kaminski, a PhD student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, when she submitted these winning images to the data visualization contest sponsored by the Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation (HSCCI). The contest helped […]

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Baseball players often struck out by concussions

Baseball players often struck out by concussions

November 19, 2014

A new analysis of Major League Baseball statistics by Medical Center researchers shows that concussed players may be returning to the batting lineup before they’re fully recovered.

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Esther Conwell, pioneering professor of chemistry, dies at 92

Esther Conwell, pioneering professor of chemistry, dies at 92

November 17, 2014

Esther M. Conwell, research professor of chemistry, pioneer in the field of semiconductor research, and recipient of the National Medal of Science, died in a motor vehicle accident Sunday at the age of 92.

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Playing action video games can boost learning

Playing action video games can boost learning

November 10, 2014

A new study shows for the first time that playing action video games improves not just the skills taught in the game, but learning capabilities more generally.

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Sustainability, astrobiology combine to illuminate future of Earth’s technological civilization

Sustainability, astrobiology combine to illuminate future of Earth’s technological civilization

November 6, 2014

How long can a technological civilization last? Will human-caused climate change or species extinctions threaten its collapse or can industrial development continue without restrictions? In a new paper, two astrophysicists argue that these questions may soon be resolvable scientifically.

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Congenital herpes tied to lower developmental test scores in infants

Congenital herpes tied to lower developmental test scores in infants

November 4, 2014

A new Medical Center study showed that babies with congenital human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) scored several points lower than those without the infection. Scores for the infected babies were similar to those exposed to lead or cocaine in the womb.

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Intercultural Center named to honor Paul Burgett

Intercultural Center named to honor Paul Burgett

October 29, 2014

The Intercultural Center has been named to honor alumnus, dean, and University leader Paul J. Burgett. Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees paid tribute to Burgett ’68E, ’72E (MA), ’76E (PhD), by naming the center on the occasion of his 50th year at the University.

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Diverse team of doctors, engineers receives $4M grant to combat sepsis

Diverse team of doctors, engineers receives $4M grant to combat sepsis

October 9, 2014

Sepsis, an over-the-top immune system response to an infection, is a common and costly cause of death and the most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals. The NIH grant will support research collaborations that may pave the way for new treatment targets.

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