Science News Roundup: August 2017
Here is the science news, relating to George Mason University and the College of Science for the month of August 2017:
Honey Bee Initiative is profiled in a story about VA Gov. declaration of September as “Honey Month”
Germán Perilla, director of the initiative explains drop of honeybee population.
Research assistant professor, Feras Batarseh featured in Q&A about analytics
The #MasonScience prof. answers questions about analytics in the topic of healthcare.
Experiment by ecologist Thomas Lovejoy sparks solution to dying populations
In and article by The New York Times, Thomas Lovejoy’s experiment lays foundation for wildlife corridor discussion.
Mason receives plant specimens from unique Shenandoah Valley Wetland
The gift from Shennandoah University will be used for botanist research at Mason.
Student’s water research satisfies thirst for knowledge
Mason environmental science majors study health of the Potomac.
Mason receives multi-million dollar award
The Department of Homeland Security selected Mason as recipient of Center of Excellence Award to fund crime research.
David Brooks leads study on the sun’s mysterious atmosphere
The study, funded by NASA, reveals the sun’s link to the solar magnetic activity cycle, says Brooks.
Barney Bishop discusses surprising Komodo Dragon research findings
Elective surgery, chemotherapy, and childbirth among the possible ways Komodo blood may be used for antibiotics according to Bishop.
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