Minna Jaffery, AB’15

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A selection of recent faculty research news.

A journey to the stage

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A graduating fourth-year reflects on her final performance in the annual South Asian Students Association cultural show.

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Grapevines’ “microbial signature” may influence a wine’s taste and more, a blood pressure drug may help with multiple sclerosis, a UChicago bioethicist calls for more research into Muslims’ health behaviors, and a compound found in magnolia tree bark may prevent heart disease.

Open to enrollment

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For a College student in her final undergraduate year, elective courses offer surprising risks—and rewards.

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“Genomic parasites” jumpstart the evolution of pregnancy, a UChicago economist recommends paying NCAA college athletes, some regulations make power plants less efficient, and neural responses predict generosity in three- to five-year-olds.

Celebration through service

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The University’s annual day of service roused 350 students.

Nuclear tide

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Scientists have been at sea about how to extract uranium from the oceans, but a PhD student’s method shows promise.

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Disrupting cancer-cell division, buzz as an economic commodity, surgery that relieves apnea and asthma, and a STING operation to fight disease.

Extraordinary discovery

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Professor David Schloen discusses a dig in southeastern Turkey with unexpected and exciting results.

Trivial matters

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Ed Martin, one of the moderators of the Pub’s trivia night, sits down and talks about his experiences.

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