Science News Roundup: November 2015

Here is the science news, relating to George Mason University and the College of Science for the month of November 2015: 

November 30
Thomas Lovejoy Talks Climate Change Winners and Losers
Lovejoy discusses the effects of climate change on various species.

November 24
Mason’s Lyme Test to Change Diagnostics Market
The Ceres Nanosciences Inc. test uses urine samples to obtain results.

November 23
Mason Patents New Breast Cancer Treatment
Chloroquine will be used to as a preventative measure and treatment for breast cancer.

November 17
November Faculty and Staff Accolades
Accolades celebrate the professional achievements of the faculty and staff in the College of Science.

November 16
New Program Fosters Research between Students, Smithsonian Biologists
The new spring research program at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute will give students access to profound learning experiences.

November 10
Espina Found Inspiration for Cancer Research as a Fifth Grader
Research assistant professor Virginia Espina receives patent for treatment of DCIS, the most common form of pre-invasive breast cancer.

November 9
Mason Neuroscientist Uncovers Mysteries of the Inscrutable Mitochondria
Neuroscience professor Saleet Jafri discovers a potential link between mitochondria structure and human disease.

News Highlights from the last month or more

October 29
October Faculty and Staff Accolades
Accolades celebrate the professional achievements of the faculty and staff in the College of Science.

October 13
Photo Essay: SMSC in Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute News
What better way is there for students to learn about the environment than being immersed in it? That’s how students at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) are learning about animals and their ecosystems.

October 8
shukla-lovejoy-awardMason Environmental Professors Honored for Contributions to Science
Two of George Mason University’s internationally acclaimed environmental professors recently received recognition for their outstanding scholarship.

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