UCalgary scientist studies Mars’ geology for signs the planet could have once supported life | News

The rocks on the surface of Mars could offer revealing clues about whether the Red Planet was ever habitable enough to support life. To find out, the Canadian Space Agencyas part of the NASA-led Mars Science Laboratory mission, is funding a three-year study by Dr. Benjamin Tutolo, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Geoscience … Read more

DDWS awards $33K for environmental studies scholarships | News, Sports, Jobs – SANIBEL-CAPTIVA

REFUGE / DDWS Four-time repeat recipient Mallory Poff works on her research project to design a solar-powered mobile cooling unit that meets agricultural standards for use on small farms. This summer, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge awarded $ 33,700 in conservation education scholarships to 14 students from the … Read more

Two New Studies Close In on the Genetic Underpinnings of Parkinson’s Disease

Variants of at least 20 different genes have been closely linked to the development of Parkinson’s disease, but scientists are still investigating how exactly they cause the severe and incurable motor disorder that afflicts about 1 million people in the US alone. New research by Yale researchers offers important clues. In two new papers, scientists … Read more

Environmental Studies Students Enjoy Their Time In The Field · News · Keene State College

Tate Fairbank ’24 would jump at a chance to go to the moon to research its geology and formation. But for now, environmental field research in other interesting places, like Alaska or Antarctica, or a fossil dig somewhere in the middle of nowhere will do. A recently completed internship could be a seminal step on … Read more

New Studies by A&S Researchers Illuminate Best Practices for Inclusion in STEM

Researchers Kelly Schmid (left) and Mariah Maxwell (center) co-authored studies with biology professor Jason Wiles (right) addressing inclusivity in STEM. With only 17% of the STEM workforce being Black or Hispanic, according to a 2021 Pew Research Center study, diversifying STEM at Syracuse University and beyond is a commitment by Jason Wiles, associate professor of … Read more

World-first studies point way to preventing rheumatic fever – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Research led by the University of Otago in New Zealand has uncovered the strongest evidence yet that household overcrowding is a major risk factor for acute rheumatic fever and streptococcal infections of the skin. Research led by the University of Otago in New Zealand has uncovered the strongest evidence yet that household overcrowding is a … Read more

Optical fiber imaging method advances studies of Alzheimer’s disease – BIOENGINEER.ORG

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2022 – An optical fiber as thin as a strand of hair holds promise for use in minimally invasive deep-tissue studies of patients ’brains that show the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. The research could set the stage for minimally invasive in vivo brain imaging in lab studies and … Read more

How is Neutron Activation Analysis Used in Geological Studies?

Neutron activation analysis, or NAA, is a promising technique that has recently found employment in the field of medicine. It is also important for geological sciences. The method has been used to study geological formations around the world, thermal springs, precious stones, and archaeological objects. Image Credit: Stephen Barnes / Shutterstock.com What is Neutron Activation … Read more

Doctoral student studies evolution in rainforest lizards

Janelle Talavera sat in the back of her biology class at California State University, Northridge, close to the door and utterly disengaged. As a first-year student, she has opted for a nursing major as a kind of default, unsure what other paths lay open. Hence the required biology class, which left her bored out of … Read more