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Scientists Discover Potential Pathway of LRRK2 Dysfunction.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have reported on a potential route through which mutations in the LRRK2 gene — the greatest known genetic contributor to Parkinson’s disease (PD) — lead to cell death. 311 more words

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Kate Brown, History, Wins the 2014 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians

On Saturday, April 12 in Atlanta, History Associate Professor Kate Brown was awarded the 2014 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for the best book-length historical study of the political economy, politics, or institutions of the United States, in its domestic or international affairs, from the Civil War to the present. 145 more words

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Robert Provine, Psychology, in The New Yorker

An article published April 15 in The New Yorker explores the surprising science behind yawning and what makes it so unique. Psychology Professor Robert Provine, author of  154 more words

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Cambridge Platonism on PhilPapers.org

There is an ever growing bibliography of philosophical papers and monographs on the Cambridge Platonists available at PhilPapers.org.

Cambridge Platonism [Text, BibTeX… 34 more words

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Justin Jacobs, Statistics Ph.D. Student, Receives Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering

Justin Jacobs, a doctoral candidate in statistics at UMBC, has won the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE). This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S.  186 more words

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Sloth update: still symbiotic, still super cute

Sloths popped into the news a while ago, as one of the mysteries of their behaviour – why, once a week, they climb down from the canopy to poo on the ground – was… 166 more words

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Community voice entrenched in new research strategy

Anke van Eekelen

THE recent renaming of the Telethon Kids Institute has brought more change than just the name—it’s bringing a new approach to health research. 203 more words

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