Category: Science and Technology
- Not a pretty picture: the climate-change threat faced by a small island nationMarch 23, 2017
The Tuvalu ambassador is at Brandeis to speak about climate change, which will all but eradicate his tiny island nation in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.
- Inventing a new kind of matterMarch 23, 2017
Researchers recreate the system that causes cells to change shape. The result: a liquid that can move by itself.
- Behold: The drip-free wine bottle!March 22, 2017
Anyone who has ever poured wine knows about the drips that fall off the side of the bottle. At long last, a Brandeis physicist has figured out a fix.
- Beers ’17 uncovered a passion for health policy at BrandeisMarch 20, 2017
Mitchell Beers '17 felt right at home at Brandeis from the moment he first set foot on campus. Now a senior, Beers is looking to turn his academic pursuit of health policy into a lifelong career.
- Brandeis scientists named Simons fellowsMarch 16, 2017
The award will further their cutting-edge research.
- Playing with DNA blocksMarch 9, 2017
Brandeis works with teachers to make science education more hands-on and enjoyable for kids.
- Spotlight on Science: Alex Mitchell '17March 8, 2017
The senior studies networks of neurons in the hope of one day creating a new type of robot.
- Brandeis scientists net major honorsFeb. 27, 2017
Leslie Griffith and Amy S. Lee win prestigious honors.
- Brandeis University remembers Mildred Dresselhaus, H'16Feb. 24, 2017
Dresselhaus H'16, a world renowned physicist and scholar, received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Brandeis during the 65th Commencement Exercises in 2016.
- Yujie Jiang '17 is in perfect chemistry with BrandeisFeb. 10, 2017
Yujie Jiang '17 traveled halfway around the world from China to become part of the Brandeis community and has greatly enjoyed her time on campus since her arrival—from working in the chemistry laboratories to making lifelong friends and mentors.
- Breaking down the mysteries of DNA repair Feb. 3, 2017
Biologist James Haber's latest findings offer new insights into what goes wrong in cancerous cells.
- Sustainability fund opens door to more green innovation at BrandeisJan. 30, 2017
The Brandeis Sustainability Fund has enabled countless undergraduates to combine their creativity with their vision for a cleaner and more sustainable world.
- Enzyme EvolutionJan. 24, 2017
By creating a model of a 3-billion-year-old enzyme in her lab, biochemist Dorothee Kern unraveled a mystery about how life began on the planet.
- Brandeis Magazine winter issue on campus and onlineJan. 24, 2017
Be sure to pick up the latest edition of Brandeis Magazine for the inside scoop on President Ron Liebowitz's inauguration, as well as additional features and campus news.
- Video: Printing molecules in 3-D at the Brandeis MakerLabJan. 20, 2017
Three-dimensional molecular models printed at Brandeis are helping to uncover secrets of an unseen world.
- Through the looking glass with biologist Avital RodalJan. 18, 2017
A state-of-the-art microscope nicknamed the Jabberwocky helps her unlock clues to the causes of ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.
- Meet our next Science Hall of Fame Member: Natsuko Nina Yamagata '17Jan. 18, 2017
Yamagata, a chemistry major in Bing Xu's lab, is looking for new ways to kill cancer cells.
- 46th Rosenstiel Award to Susan Lindquist will celebrate her remarkable scientific legacyNov. 29, 2016
The late MIT biologist is being honored for research on the consequences of protein misfolding in cancer, neurodegeneration and infectious disease.
- New Science Hall of Fame inductee: Richard Haburcak '18Nov. 29, 2016
Only a junior, he has been a coauthor on six published papers, including one in which he's the first author. His success is the result of Brandeis' commitment to letting undergraduates participate in cutting-edge scientific research.
- Brandeis innovators seek to make an impactNov. 28, 2016
The second annual Innovation Showcase captured the deep entrepreneurial spirit on campus across a variety of disciplines.
- Brandeis computer scientist wins major Mellon Foundation grant Nov. 8, 2016
The money will enable James Pustejovsky and colleagues to build a computer system capable of analyzing reams of documents and recordings.
- The latest Science Hall of Fame inductee: Amanda Shilton '18Nov. 2, 2016
The junior neuroscience major recently published a paper on Lou Gehrig's disease.
- How will climate change impact New England’s food security?Oct. 6, 2016
Brandeis professor Brian Donahue believes that finding sustainable ways to produce more local food needs to be a priority for New England
- Yoshinori Ohsumi, current Rosenstiel Award winner, nets Nobel PrizeOct. 4, 2016
The Japanese biologist won for his pioneering research into "self-eating" cells. He received the Rosenstiel from Brandeis in a ceremony earlier this year.
- Gabbay Award goes to pioneer in protein folding researchSept. 29, 2016
Scripps Research Institute professor Jeffery W. Kelly accepted the award at a ceremony on campus. His work has deepened our understanding of a variety of human diseases.
- Yes, the rumors are true! Brandeis really has a space chairSept. 26, 2016
In the basement of the Rabb Graduate Center, there's a hulking, rotating chair being used to test how humans react to changes in motion and orientation. Fighter pilots and astronauts are very interested in the results.
- All about the Impossible BurgerSept. 12, 2016
A Stanford professor comes to Brandeis to talk about how he created a vegetarian burger as good as the real thing. The secret of his success — basic science.
- Neuroscientist Eve Marder '69 receives prestigious Kavli PrizeSept. 11, 2016
Along with eight other pioneering scientists, Marder accepted her award in a ceremony in Norway. She was honored for her work in the field of neuroplasticity.
- Biologist James Morris: How to make your intro to biology class funSept. 9, 2016
The author of a major college textbook and an award-winning teacher, Morris explains how he keeps undergraduates motivated and engaged.
- Jané Kondev: Unifying biology and physicsSept. 6, 2016
At Brandeis, Kondev feels like 'a kid in a candy shop.' He gets to pick and choose from among the most interesting topics in science to break down the walls between disciplines and push the boundaries of knowledge.
- Who knew this Brandeis scientist was a champion basketball player? Aug. 31, 2016
Biochemist Dorothee Kern plays a mean game of hoops. Watch her jump, shoot and assist against a bunch of guys half her age.
- Lurie Institute for Disability Policy spotlights healthcare inequities for women with intellectual disabilitiesAug. 30, 2016
Research by Heller School faculty and students shows that a large percentage of women with disabilities are not getting the cancer screenings they need.
- Brandeis research group makes progress in the fight against ALSAug. 29, 2016
A Brandeis researcher found and fixed an abnormality in flies' nervous system, restoring their ability to crawl. Understanding what goes wrong inside nerve cells could have implications for human disease.
- The wheels are turning – electrically – for Michael Burtov '02Aug. 29, 2016
The Brandeis alumnus is the founder of GeoOrbital, a start-up that’s getting ready to distribute its first batch of electric bicycle wheels.
- SciFest VI: A celebration of undergraduate summer research Aug. 16, 2016
Others may head to the beach or go on vacation, but these students spent July in a lab, doing cutting-edge science. Find out what some of them discovered!
- Barbecue for 700: just one bag of trashAug. 11, 2016
- Students cook up a mobile app to help you connect to your inner chefAug. 8, 2016
Justice Brandeis Semester students created "Chef's Assistant" a mobile application that offers a database of 330,000 recipes with voice-activated instructions on how to cook them.
- Students work with scientists to study air quality in black hair salonsJuly 15, 2016
Brandeis undergraduates presented their findings on the air quality in black hair salons at the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology in Houston.
- Why do you like certain music?July 14, 2016
A study in the journal "Nature" offers new insight into how our aesthetic taste in music develops.
- Millerpalooza!July 12, 2016
A two-day celebration of the research — and overall wackiness — of professor of biochemistry Chris Miller.
- Scientific innovation for positive impact: SPROUT awards announcedJuly 11, 2016
The SPROUT Program - designed to encourage and support entrepreneurial activity within the Brandeis community for students, faculty and staff - awarded $100,000 in seed money to eight promising teams.
- What the heck are seagulls doing in Paris?July 7, 2016
On a recent trip to the City of Light, biologist James Morris pondered the evolutionary forces that brought these birds from the ocean to the city.
- Brandeis students tap their programming prowess to build apps in two monthsJune 30, 2016
Director of Experiential Learning and Teaching Daniel Langenthal is helping 24 students work together to make their ideas for mobile apps come to life
- Tributes to biologist Eve Marder '69June 7, 2016
In the wake of a major scientific award, her colleagues offer praise and insight into her accomplishments.
- Brandeis neuroscientist Eve Marder '69 awarded prestigious Kavli PrizeJune 2, 2016
The biennial prize for scientific innovation cites Marder’s research in mechanisms of modulation of nervous system function.
- Brandeis goes to the Large Hadron ColliderMay 17, 2016
The experimental high energy physics group is back in Switzerland searching for mysterious subatomic particles. If they succeed, it will change our understanding of the universe forever.
- Introducing the Redoora!May 11, 2016
How three students used a shark-sucking fish to build a better doorstop.
- Researchers part of prestigious Simons Foundation projectsMay 4, 2016
The two scientists will investigate some of the biggest mysteries in math and physics.
- Message to overstressed students: It's okay to sleep during finalsMay 3, 2016
Research suggests it's better to hit the hay than pull an all-nighter.
- Brandeis Inside-Out: Madeline Engeler '16April 29, 2016
The biology and Health: Science, Society and Policy double-major has spent her time at Brandeis researching head and brain trauma.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Urann Chan ’16April 27, 2016
Hands-on laboratory experience and faculty mentoring has nurtured Urann Chan's love of science.
- Brandeis honors three professors with teaching awardsApril 26, 2016
Arts and Sciences presented the Lerman-Neubauer ’69 Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, the Michael L. Walzer ’56 Award for Teaching, and the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
- Brandeis offers heavenly produce through Rooftop Farm CSAApril 13, 2016
The Brandeis farmers club is offering the campus community the opportunity to sign up for a weekly CSA
- Yehudah Mirsky’s book wins Choice Award, $25,000 prizeApril 13, 2016
- Food Tank offers food for thoughtMarch 29, 2016
Students, faculty and staff come together for month-long think tank on making food production and consumption more sustainable.
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