Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Dr. Marco Bisoffi, Chapman Univeristy - Thinking Outside the Tumor

Studying the area surrounding a cancerous tumor may provide new medical insights.

Dr. Marco Bisoffi, associate professor of biological sciences at Chapman University, is studying field cancerization to help treat the deadly disease.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Dr. D.J. Pisano, West Virginia University - Galaxy Gas and Star Production

Where do galaxies get their gas?

D.J. Pisano, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University, is studying chemical elements present in space to unlock mysteries of the universe.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Dr. Anne Murphy, Georgia State University - Infant and Adult Pain Response

Does the pain felt by an infant affect them later in life?

Anne Murphy, associate professor of neuroscience at George State University, is observing the relationship between pain felt as an infant and the related long-term effects.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut - Scarcity of Helium

You may be surprised to learn of the widespread uses of helium.

Nicholas Leadbeater, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Connecticut, details the wide application of this chemical element and explains why its days of filling party balloons may be coming to an end.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Dr. Susan Thomson, Colgate University - Rwanda since the 1994 Genocide

It has been 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda.

Susan Thomson, assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Colgate University, examines life in the African nation since those tragic days.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Dr. Joanne Dickson, University of Liverpool - Depression and Goals

How does depression affect one's personal goals?

Joanne Dickson, research director on the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Programme in the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool, surveyed the personal goals of people with depression and people who have never suffered from the mood disorder to study the results.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Dr. Jayanth Banavar, University of Maryland - The Geometry of Life

The constraints of physical shape have helped guide life's evolutionary path.

Jayanth Banavar, dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) at the University of Maryland, discusses how geometry plays a significant role in development and evolution.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Dr. Jessica Remedios, Tufts University - The Stigma Of Prejudice

Prejudice is a highly complicated and nuanced concept.

Dr. Jessica Remedios, assistant professor of psychology at Tufts University, examines the perplexing issue of prejudice by taking a look at the variables present in nearly all social interactions.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Dr. John Roe, University of North Carolina at Pembroke - Declining Leatherback Turtle Populations

The leatherback turtle population is getting some much needed help.

Dr. John Roe, assistant professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, is tracking, studying and helping to develop strategies that will help to revitalize the leatherback population.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Dr. Victoria Kaspi, McGill University - Neutron Star Movement

What is left after a star explodes and dies? The answer is a neutron star.

Dr. Victoria Kaspi, professor of astrophysics and cosmology at McGill University, is piecing together the structure of a specific type of neutron star called a magnetar.

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