- Gabbay Award honors researchers who developed groundbreaking genomic tool Oct. 20, 2014
Three researchers who developed a revolutionary tool that can target and modify specific genes in living cells will be presented with the 17th Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine on October 27 at Brandeis University.
- Pioneering geneticist Frederick Alt ’71 wins 44th Rosenstiel Award Oct. 15, 2014
Geneticist Frederick Alt ’71 will be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science by Brandeis University for his pioneering research exploring the mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications for the immune system and cancer cells.
- White House neuroscience initiative funds researchOct. 7, 2014
Professors Sacha Nelson and John Lisman ’66 were among the first researchers to receive funds from the National Institutes of Health under President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative.
- Study: Dengue fever vastly underreported in IndiaOct. 7, 2014
The annual number of dengue fever cases in India is 282 times higher than officially reported, and the disease inflicts an economic burden on the country of at least US$1.11 billion each year in medical and other expenses.
- Antony Polonsky appointed historian of new Polish Jewish museumOct. 1, 2014
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw will open Oct. 28 with Brandeis Professor Antony Polonsky as its chief historian.
- What happens when good genes get lost?Sept. 30, 2014
Sometimes, an important gene gets embedded in junk DNA by mistake and scientists have long wondered how those genes get activated. Now, Brandeis University researchers may have solved that mystery. Read how on ReAction: The Brandeis University Science and Research Blog
- One-Dimensional Man at 50: Conference explores Marcuse's workSept. 23, 2014
Herbert Marcuse arrived at Brandeis with almost no scholarly reputation. He left as a towering intellectual figure.
- Obesity and stress pack a double hit for healthSept. 22, 2014
If you’re overweight, you may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, according to a new study by Brandeis University.
- Study: Emotional reactions to fiction and 'based on a true story' are about the same Sept. 18, 2014
Consumers tend to think they will have a stronger emotional reaction to works based on real events, but recent research by Professor Jane Ebert found reactions were insensitive to whether content was fiction.
- New science and research blog brings Brandeis science out of the labSept. 16, 2014
ReAction is a new science and research blog being launched today by the Office of Communications. Featuring videos, stories and photography, along with guest posts from students, faculty and alumni, ReAction is the place to learn about what’s hot — and cool — in Brandeis research.
- Brandeis physicists unlock secrets of the 2-D world and edge closer to artificial cellsSept. 12, 2014
Physicist Zvonimir Dogic's research into active nematic vesicles and the world of two-dimensional physics was recently featured in two of science’s most respected journals, Science and Nature.
- Food for the future: A vision for New England farming and food productionAug. 29, 2014
Brian Donahue, professor of environmental studies, and colleagues from across New England have published a perspective on the future of the region’s food needs.
- New hirings bolster African diaspora studiesAug. 27, 2014
Two new professors and a fellow are joining Brandeis as part of a plan to expand studies of the African diaspora.
- How To Spend All That Ice-Bucket Money? Multiple ALS Research Leads Heat UpAug. 22, 2014
- Beyond the Ice Bucket: Brandeis scientists work to understand ALSAug. 21, 2014
Professors Suzanne Paradis and Avi Rodal are unraveling the molecular mechanics of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
- Epstein ’96: Ebola outbreak a 'call to arms' for disease preventionAug. 14, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could have been prevented through education and research, says Jonathan Epstein '96, a veterinarian and epidemiologist.
- Waltham High School students get hands-on experience in the labAug. 14, 2014
Vivekanand Vimal, PhD '16, launched a program that brings local students to campus to work on research projects.
- Decoding sleep, mapping quasars: A day in the life of undergraduate scientistsAug. 4, 2014
Every summer, the labs at Brandeis hum with activity as dozens of undergrads work closely with faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on research projects.
- Scholarly collection now freely available digitallyJuly 31, 2014
A small trove of scholarly books is now available in multiple digital formats through the Brandeis University Institutional Repository.
- Former students, colleagues celebrate Art Wingfield July 24, 2014
Nearly 100 colleagues, former students and friends gathered on campus to celebrate long-time professor Arthur Wingfield's storied career.
- Small steps and giant leapsJuly 17, 2014
Brandeis' Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Lab has advanced our understanding of how humans can live and work in space, among many other achievements.
- Revealing the secrets of sandJuly 16, 2014
Bulbul Chakraborty, along with Corey O'Hern from Yale University and Robert Behringer from Duke University, have received a three-year, $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop the first predictive theoretical framework for macroscopic assemblies.
- Students present at international environmental science summitJuly 15, 2014
Three Brandeis University students recently presented research findings on nail salon air quality at the 2014 International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology in Houston.
- Kondev receives $1M grant to enhance undergrad researchJune 30, 2014
Jané Kondev is among a select group of scientist-educators who were awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor program grant, which provides $1 million over five years to support activities that integrate research with undergraduate education.
- Uniting physics, business for the greater goodJune 17, 2014
Camille Girabawe and Bernard Hishamunda are joining the laws of physics and the principles of business to improve lives, especially in their native Rwanda.
- Sprout Grants encourage innovation, entrepreneurship June 16, 2014
The winners of the 2014 Brandeis Virtual Incubator Sprout Grant Program will share $50,000 in funding to support the research and development of technologies that tackle epilepsy, cancer, clean energy, genetic engineering, the treatment of diabetes, and accessible science education.
- Unlocking The Brain: Are We Entering A Golden Age Of Neuroscience?June 13, 2014
- Couples, choose your wedding registry wisely May 27, 2014
In a recent study, Xin Wang, assistant professor of marketing at the Brandeis International Business School, explored gift giving behavior in online wedding registries, including how guest motivations impact gift choice, what sells and what goes unpurchased in registries, which stores do better than others and why.
- Neuroscience’s grand questionMay 21, 2014
Eve Marder '69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, and her lab have built a new theoretical model to understand how cells monitor and self-regulate their properties in the face of continual turnover of cellular components. They published their findings in the journal Neuron.
- Prescription monitoring data can reduce abuse, deathsApril 24, 2014
A report by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis recommends that medical insurers monitor prescription data to reduce the overdoses, deaths and health care costs associated with abuse of opioids and other prescription drugs.
- David Engerman awarded Guggenheim Memorial Foundation FellowshipApril 22, 2014
- A new approach to treating Alzheimer’s diseaseApril 22, 2014
A team of researchers from Brandeis University, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Weill Cornell Medical College have devised a novel approach to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, focusing on a complex that cleans up amyloid-beta fragments, which causes the plaque that interferes with brain function.
- Don’t beat yourself up, you’ll live longerApril 3, 2014
In a recently published paper, Brandeis University researchers report they found a connection between a self-compassionate attitude and lower levels of stress-induced inflammation. The discovery could lead to new techniques to lower stress and improve health.
- Students’ research addresses air quality in nail salonsApril 2, 2014
Justice Brandeis Semester students in the Environmental Health and Justice Program recently presented to the Boston Public Health Commission, sharing research that assessed nail salon workers’ exposure to volatile organic compounds and chemicals.
- A new dimension in understanding ciliaMarch 24, 2014
Brandeis University researchers have developed a new model to study these tiny but vital cellular structures with more clarity and detail than ever before, providing a clearer picture on how cilia are shaped, structured and how they interact with their environment.
- Ulka Anjaria awarded the Charles A. Ryskamp Research FellowshipMarch 24, 2014
Ulka Anjaria, assistant professor of English, was chosen by the American Council of Learned Societies to receive the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship for her study of contemporary literature and popular culture in India. This fellowship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Naghmeh Sohrabi awarded the competitive Mellon New Directions Fellowship March 24, 2014
Naghmeh Sohrabi, the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History and associate director for research at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, was awarded the competitive Mellon New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Leslie Lamport, MA'63, PhD'72, wins the ‘Nobel of Computing’March 19, 2014
The Association for Computing Machinery named Leslie Lamport, MA'71, PhD'72, the recipient of the 2013 A.M. Turing Award, an honor widely known as the 'Nobel of Computing.' Lamport, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, received his MA and PhD from Brandeis University in mathematics.
- New online database tracks wellbeing of US children March 12, 2014
The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management has launched the first nationally comprehensive, interactive online database for tracking and analyzing the wellbeing and equity of U.S. children across racial and ethnic groups.
- Turing’s theory of morphogenesis validated March 10, 2014
In his only paper on biology, Alan Turing proposed a theory of morphogenesis, and now, 60 years after Turing’s death, researchers from Brandeis University and the University of Pittsburgh have provided the first experimental evidence that validates Turing’s theory in cell-like structures.
- The hubbub about the heart’s lub-dubMarch 3, 2014
For years, scientists have debated how many E1 proteins are required to build one of these channels, theorizing anywhere between one and 14. Now, Brandeis University researchers found that these channels are almost exclusively built with two E1s.
- Study finds feeling in control may increase longevity Feb. 4, 2014
People who feel in control and believe they can achieve goals despite hardships are more likely to live longer and healthier lives, especially among those with less education, according to a new study by Brandeis University and the University of Rochester. The study was published online in the journal of Health Psychology.
- Venetian accounts book tells story of 18th-century Jewish communityJan. 31, 2014
- Novel microscope illuminates molecular architecture Jan. 27, 2014
Working with biochemistry professor Jeff Gelles, Brandeis research scientists Larry Friedman and Johnson Chung built a novel light microscope that uses multiple laser colors to examine the behavior of individual protein, DNA and RNA molecules.
- Brandeisians win recognition for Jewish literatureJan. 24, 2014
- Paradis lab unearths roots of neural branchingJan. 23, 2014
The Paradis lab reported in the Journal of Neuroscience the discovery of a new signaling molecule, called Rem2, that restricts neuronal growth in response to environmental stimuli. It is one of the first negative regulators of activity-dependent branching to be studied in vivo.
- Brandeis explores origins of life with $1 million Keck Foundation grantJan. 17, 2014
How life evolved from simple, non-living molecules to complex, living matter is chemistry’s grand question. Brandeis University scientists hope to shed light on this mystery with the help of a three-year, $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to explore the chemical origins of life.
- Magic in the lab is no sleight of handJan. 2, 2014
In the lab in 222 Abelson, Zvonimir Dogic, associate professor of physics, and a team of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates, explore natural phenomena that seem almost magical.
- The beat goes on with a new model for artificial flagellaDec. 19, 2013
Michael Hagan, associate professor of physics, and his lab, have built the first viable computer model to generate flagella-like movement with man-made structures. That fluid movement is a highly sought-after capability in small-scale devices, such as microrobots.
- New study links memory and cultureDec. 17, 2013
Culture influences how we remember, according to a new study in the journal Culture and Brain, by Angela Gutchess, assistant professor of psychology.
- Spotlight on the black experience in AmericaDec. 12, 2013
- The Heller School’s Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy receives $2.9 million grantDec. 5, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to fund completion and launch diversitydatakids.org, the first nationally comprehensive, interactive online database tool for finding data, policy information and analysis on the wellbeing of U.S. children across racial and ethnic groups.
- Archaeologists discover largest, oldest palatial wine cellar Nov. 22, 2013
Andrew Koh, associate professor of classical studies, was part of a team that unearthed the oldest — and largest — palatial wine cellar in the Near East, containing 40 jars, each of which would have held 50 liters of strong, sweet wine.
- Ancient wine cellar reveals a sophisticated drinkNov. 22, 2013
- Justice Brandeis Semester expands its offeringsNov. 19, 2013
- The skinny on fat and cholesterolNov. 14, 2013
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration proposed banning transfat and the American Heart Association released groundbreaking new guidelines on cholesterol treatment. K.C. Hayes, a nutrition expert and the inventor of Smart Balance, talks about how these new regulations will impact public health.
- Witches in the archives Oct. 31, 2013
Among those treasures in the university archives are a number of history’s most famous works about demonology and witchcraft, exposing humankind’s deep fascination with the supernatural, and the tragic realities behind such beliefs.
- Fear factorOct. 29, 2013
In honor of Halloween, BrandeisNOW spoke with Don Katz, associate professor of psychology, about how the brain processes fear — potentially with deadly consequences.
- Brandeis goes orange for Open Access WeekOct. 23, 2013
This week, LTS turned its website orange in support of Open Access Week, a worldwide promotion of free, online access to scholarly research. LTS is reaching out to faculty, graduate students and staff to explain the concepts and ramifications of open access.
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