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: 

August 31
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.

August 28
Research assistant professor, Feras Batarseh featured in Q&A about analytics
The #MasonScience prof. answers questions about analytics in the topic of healthcare.

August 21
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 researchers ready for solar eclipse 
August 21: via The Washington Post
August 20: via The Washington Times
August 17: via U.S.News
August 14: via Fairfax Connection

August 16
Mason receives plant specimens from unique Shenandoah Valley Wetland
The gift from Shennandoah University will be used for botanist research at Mason.

August 11
Student’s water research satisfies thirst for knowledge
Mason environmental science majors study health of the Potomac.

August 3
Mason receives multi-million dollar award 
The Department of Homeland Security selected Mason as recipient of Center of Excellence Award to fund crime research.

August 3
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.

August 2
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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