Category: Science and Technology
- 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.
- Towards a new theory of sleepMarch 25, 2016
Research in the lab of neurobiologist Gina Turrigiano shines new light on what goes on in the brain when we're not awake.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Sarah Magda Zainelabdin '18March 25, 2016
Though she worried about being an outsider, Sarah Magda Zainelabdin has made Brandeis feel like home.
- Brandeis Inside Out: Dahlia Kushinsky '17March 11, 2016
Kushinsky explains what makes Brandeis the perfect place to study science.
- Tapping into local food sources, turning off power and tuning into sustainability March 8, 2016
The Brandeis community is rallying to increase campus sustainability by continuing the conversation on providing more locally sourced food for students and with ongoing initiatives to reduce electricity use in buildings.
- Experts and students discuss campus climate policyFeb. 26, 2016
Brandeis continued the discussion on climate change policy when it invited students, faculty and leading experts in environmental science to discuss divestment and greening the campus.
- Stephanie Cohen-Walsh '87 is helping the world smileFeb. 17, 2016
This Brandeis alumna, who now works as a plastic surgeon, co-created Operation Kids, a non-profit that sends teams of doctors to the poorest corners of the world to fix burns, cleft palates and many other deformities.
- How much do you know about evolution? Jan. 21, 2016
On the first day of class, Brandeis biology professor James Morris gives his students a pop quiz on evolution. The questions are simple, the answers are not. See how well you'd do on Professor Morris' quiz.
- DNA dumpster divingJan. 12, 2016
What others see as junk in our genome, biologist Nelson Lau views as diamonds in the rough. He's pursuing a transformation of how we think about the human genome.
- BIMA, Genesis programs receive grant to support development of teacher training and curriculaJan. 7, 2016
The Covenant Foundation has given Brandeis a $20,000 grant aimed at supporting new Jewish teaching initiatives for one year
- A year in pictures: A photographic retrospective of 2015Dec. 31, 2015
From record snowfall to the naming of a new president, it was a busy and notable year at Brandeis. Take a few minutes to enjoy a photographic retrospective of the year that was on campus.
- Coffee flour offers a potentially healthier way of enjoying javaDec. 11, 2015
Research shows that coffee is good for you. What if there was a way to make it even better?
- Peering inside the brains of football playersDec. 9, 2015
Madeline Engeler ’16 began researching concussions after she suffered a blow to her head while playing volleyball. What she found sheds new light on brain injuries suffered by athletes.
- Rosenstiel Award given to biologist Yoshinori OhsumiDec. 3, 2015
Yoshinori Ohsumi, a world expert on autophagy, an adaptive mechanism of cells where they rid themselves of certain parts, will be honored with the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research this April.
- Innovation Showcase celebrates discovery, entrepreneurial spiritNov. 9, 2015
Nearly 200 Brandeis students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as area business leaders, participated in the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center’s first-ever Brandeis Innovation Showcase on Nov. 3.
- Video game industry critic Anita Sarkeesian talks tropes at BrandeisNov. 4, 2015
The founder of Feminist Frequency outlined some of the ways women are objectified in video games during a talk at Wasserman Cinematheque.
- Brandeis biologist Eve Marder '69: My life as a scientistNov. 2, 2015
Eve Marder ’69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, explains what drew her to science in a lengthy profile story in The Scientist.
- Koloski-Ostrow to be honored nationally for contributions to archaeological educationNov. 2, 2015
Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, chair of the department of classical studies at Brandeis and co-director of the graduate MA program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, is the 2016 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.
- Brandeis-Hampton partnership to promote diversity in the sciencesOct. 27, 2015
The new initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, will encourage more opportunities for under-represented candidates in research science fields.
- How many senses do humans really have?Oct. 21, 2015
In a paper published in Current Biology, Don Katz reports research findings that further underscores the interdependence of smell and taste.
- Stephen Quake, pioneering bioengineer, to receive Gabbay AwardOct. 20, 2015
Stanford University's Stephen Quake, a world-renowned expert in microfluidics, will be honored with the Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine at Brandeis today, Oct. 20.
- New faculty bring wide array of expertise to labs, classroomsOct. 14, 2015
Brandeis welcomed a robust group of scholars to campus this fall, one of the largest group of tenure-eligible faculty appointments in recent years.
- Brandeis students digging up Concord’s hidden historySept. 29, 2015
Professors offer their students a chance to get down and dirty at an archaeological dig site that seeks to uncover clues about a farm’s former inhabitants, from Native Americans to German prisoners of war.
- Studying abroad prepares students to be world citizensSept. 29, 2015
At the Office of Study Abroad's annual fair, students had the opportunity to learn about various academic programs around the world that promise to further enrich their four years of college.
- Pairs of galactic supermassive black holes more rare than estimatedSept. 25, 2015
A study led by Brandeis researchers suggests that galactic supermassive black hole pairs, which may be a prime source of gravitational waves, are more rare than previously estimated. Predicted by Albert Einstein as part of his general theory of relativity, gravitational waves are considered the next great frontier in astrophysics.
- Fischer renews campus sustainability effortsSept. 22, 2015
Mary Fischer, the new manager for sustainability programs, will work with students, faculty, staff and administration to help Brandeis reduce carbon emissions and advance campus sustainability.
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