Science News Roundup: October 2017

Here is the science news, relating to George Mason University and the College of Science for the month of October 2017: 

October 24
Faculty & Staff Accolades: September 2017

October 24
Why human space exploration will be the wave of the future
Michael Summers comments on the need for human colonization and search for extraterrestrial life.

October 19
National Institutes of Health grant awarded to Mason scientists
Led by Ramin Hakami, researchers aim for a breakthrough in anthrax treatment.

October 19
A School of Systems Biology faculty examines cells for disease and mutations
Tshaka Cunnigham comments on scientific gains being made in fight against sickle cell disease.

Mason scientists find elusive black hole pair 
Oct. 19 via International Business Times
Oct. 5 via International Business Times
Oct. 5 via ASD News
Oct. 4 via Huntington News

Mary Ellen O’Toole discusses Las Vegas gunman’s motives in interview 
Oct. 16 via Downtown Austin Patch
Oct. 16 via Wes Des Moines Patch
Oct. 4 via WUSA9
Oct. 2 via CBS News

October 13
Study led by Mason student for the Smithsonian discusses salamander ban
PhD student Blake Klocke says prevention of the spread of salamander fungal is working.

October 6
Mason researchers find surprising discovery in dragon blood
Monique van Hoek and Barney Bishop say it may help to fight off bacteria.

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