Science News Round Up: April 2014

Here is the science news, relating to George Mason and the College of Science, that you may have missed in the month of April 2014: 

April 17
Number Crunching May Help Find Alzheimer’s Cure
To help Mason urges affiliates to use its computer software, which crunches numbers while the computer rests.

April 14
Online Course to Promote Community Involvement
Professor Patricia Boudinot’s online section of GGS 315: Geography of the United States recently participated in the 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, putting sustainability theory into practice.

April 7
Distracted by abstracts: Tips for writing a good abstract for a scientific conference
Environmental Science associate professor Dr. Chris Parsons has written a guest post for popular blog Southern Fried Science. Dr. Parsons muses on what he notes as placeholder abstracts and fills in what is missing, and what is necessary for an abstract that won’t damage your professional image.

April 2
‘Brilliant’ Luchini to Give Vision Series Lecture
CAPMM assistant professor Alessandra Luchini, named one of the top 10 scientists under age 40 by Popular Science in 2011, will give a lecture, “Nanotechnology in Biomedicine: Better Diagnosis, Better Treatment in the Era of Personalized Medicine,” on April 7 as part of the Vision Series.


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