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I’m-migration has a new website!

I’m-migration has a new website! September 12, 2017

Re-Imagining Migration is a new organization created to foster understanding and the successful inclusion of migrant youth across the globe.

ReImagining Migration Project

Academic Web Pages client since 2017.

The Graduate Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology at Cornell University has a newly redesigned website!

The Graduate Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology at Cornell University has a newly redesigned website! August 28, 2017

The Graduate Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology at Cornell University provides top-ranking, multidisciplinary training in diverse aspects of biological and biomedical sciences. The research focus of the Field of BMCB is to uncover the fundamental chemical, biochemical, molecular biological, and cell biological principles that govern all forms of life.

The Graduate Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology

Academic Web Pages client since 2006.

Aravinda Chakravarti Lab has a new website!

Aravinda Chakravarti Lab has a new website! August 25, 2017

The laboratory of Dr. Aravinda Chakravarti in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Center for Complex Disease Genomics has a new website.

Aravinda Chakravarti Lab

Academic Web Pages client since 2017.

The Koh Lab has a new website!

The Koh Lab has a new website! August 22, 2017

The laboratory of Andrew M. Koh, M.D. in the Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has a new website.

Koh Lab

Academic Web Pages client since 2017.

The Pendergast Lab has a new website!

The Pendergast Lab has a new website! August 15, 2017

Anne M. Pendergast, professor of pharmacology and cancer biology at Duke University, has a new website. The long-term goal of their research is to define the pathways that integrate activation of growth factor, chemokine and adhesion receptors to the regulation of morphogenesis, cell polarity, growth, differentiation, adhesion, and migration during cancer and in response to injury. To see research and recent publications, visit https://sites.duke.edu/pendergastlab.

Academic Web Pages is excited to be creating websites for Duke professors using the Sites@Duke platform.

Pendergast Lab

Academic Web Pages client since 2017.

Creating better lab websites gives potential collaborators and recruiters a clearer window into your world

Creating better lab websites gives potential collaborators and recruiters a clearer window into your world July 14, 2017

Read Paul Smaglik’s article in Nature.

Writer Paul Smaglik shares “best practices” for lab websites that provide a window into the science and culture of the lab with an eye to attracting lab members and collaborators.

Read Paul Smaglik’s article in Nature.

Paul Smaglik is a freelance writer living in Milwakee, Wisconsin. His articles have been published in Science, Nature, and other publications.

Frank Doyle elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Frank Doyle elected to the National Academy of Medicine July 14, 2017

SEAS Dean honored for leadership in the field of biomedical control

Francis J. Doyle III, Dean of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Read more about Prof. Doyle and his research at the Doyle Group website.

Eating Leafy Greens Is Good For Your Brain

Eating Leafy Greens Is Good For Your Brain July 14, 2017

Researchers have identified an important link between the consumption of lutein-rich foods and brain health in older adults.

While most kids are told to eat their spinach and broccoli so they grow up strong, a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience suggests that these greens can significantly affect basic brain functions and intelligence later on.

Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified an important link between the consumption of lutein-rich foods and brain health in older adults. Lutein, a plant pigment prevalent in leafy green vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, accumulates in the brain over time, embedding in cell membranes and influencing certain neurological functions.

Click here to read Gillie Houston’s article in Food & Wine.

Click here to visit the Decision Neuroscience website.

Stanford’s Dave Donaldson Wins John Bates Clark Medal

Stanford’s Dave Donaldson Wins John Bates Clark Medal July 14, 2017

Donaldson won the American Economic Association’s award, nicknamed the ‘Baby Nobel’ as the nation’s most promising young economist under 40

Stanford University’s Dave Donaldson, who studies the hot-button issue of international trade, has won the John Bates Clark Medal as the nation’s most promising young economist.

Click here to read Ben Leubsdorf’s article in the Wall Stree Journal.

Click here to visit Dave Donaldson’s website.

The 41st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics has a new website!

The 41st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics has a new website! July 14, 2017

The goal of the ASB2017 website was to promote the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics in Boulder, Colorado.

Click here to visit the ASB 2017 website.

Snapshots of Life: Fighting Urinary Tract Infections

Snapshots of Life: Fighting Urinary Tract Infections July 14, 2017

For patients who’ve succeeded in knocking out a bad urinary tract infection (UTI) with antibiotic treatment, it’s frustrating to have that uncomfortable burning sensation flare back up. Researchers are hopeful that this striking work of science and art can help them better understand why severe UTIs leave people at greater risk of subsequent infection, as well as find ways to stop the vicious cycle.p the vicious cycle.

Click here to read Dr. Francis Collins’ article in the NIH Director’s Blog.

Click here to visit the cWIDR website

Zoher Kapasi, PT, PhD, MBA wins the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Allied Health Professional Health Care Hero Award

Zoher Kapasi, PT, PhD, MBA wins the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Allied Health Professional Health Care Hero Award July 14, 2017

This award honors leaders in health care who are influential in the metro Atlanta area. Dr. Kapasi was nominated for this award by Jonathan S. Lewin, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs; Executive Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center; President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Emory Healthcare.

Click here to visit the Emory Division of Physical Therapy website.

Tech Metaphors Are Holding Back Brain Research

Tech Metaphors Are Holding Back Brain Research July 14, 2017

STARING DOWN A packed room at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown San Francisco this March, Randy Gallistel gripped a wooden podium, cleared his throat, and presented the neuroscientists sprawled before him with a conundrum. “If the brain computed the way people think it computes,” he said, “it would boil in a minute.” All that information would overheat our CPUs.

Read more about this topic at the Ryan Lab we

Not Just for Students: Digital literacy is for professors, too

Not Just for Students: Digital literacy is for professors, too July 14, 2017

Shontavia Johnson discusses the importance of “digital literacy” for professors in Inside Higher Ed.

Much has been written recently about uses and abuses of social media in the academic setting, most of it negative. However, social media plays many important roles — sharing information within the academic community, creating an online presence for public and private funding organizations and sponsors, connecting with community, and attracting students to academic programs — and it is important for professors who engage in online activities to understand the basics of digital literacy.

In her article, published by Inside Higher Ed, Shontavia Johnson provides context and recommendations to help professors to avoid pitfalls and use social media to their best advantage:

Digital literacy is critically important to professors engaging in online activities, especially through social media. Here are ways professors can ensure their own digital literacy.
• Know your institution’s or board’s policies on social media and academic freedom. This document should outline what is and is not permissible for the institution’s faculty and how academic freedom is defined. Note that your position at a public university or as a tenured professor may not insulate you from discipline. The Kansas Board of Regents’ social media policy, for example, allows any faculty member to be fired for “improper use of social media.”
• Understand privacy settings for your social media accounts and use them. This suggestion, of course, is not foolproof. As [author and digital media expert Luvvie] Ajayi explains, “privacy ain’t privacy anymore.” Someone may take a screenshot of your posts and preserve them elsewhere for digital eternity.
• Develop strategies for connecting and interacting with students. Having social media friends and followers who also currently sit in your classroom may require an additional level of consideration when posting online. Some social media services allow users to group certain friends or followers into categories with limited access to posts. Some have even suggested that professors keep their social media spaces off-limits to students.
• Above all, remain true to yourself (also a suggestion from Ajayi). Academic freedom is, of course, essential to much of a professor’s work. Social media accounts often embody important communications connecting the academy to the public, and that should not change. Choosing digital boundaries is a personal decision largely dependent on an individual’s level of comfort with their tweets and posts appearing on the proverbial Times Square billboard.

Read Shontavia Johnson’s article.

10 ways to use social media to get your research noticed

10 ways to use social media to get your research noticed July 09, 2017

Four experts offer their advice offer expert advise help you utilise social media to ensure your research reaches a wider audience.

New Tool May Help Researchers Predict Cognitive Decline with Parkinson’s Disease

New Tool May Help Researchers Predict Cognitive Decline with Parkinson’s Disease June 09, 2017

A new tool from researchers at Harvard Medical School may allow investigators to predict cognitive decline in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), which could help design clinical trials and test new therapies. The tool uses an algorithm combining varied personal details — age at onset, baseline score on the Mini Mental State Examination, years of education, motor exam score, sex, depression, and GBA mutation status.

Clemens R. Scherzer, MD: The Neurogenomics Laboratory

Academic Web Pages client since 2007.

Prof. Fred Higgs of Rice University to Testify before Congress on Materials Science

Prof. Fred Higgs of Rice University to Testify before Congress on Materials Science June 08, 2017

Rice University’s Fred Higgs, the John and Ann Doerr Professor in Mechanical Engineering, professor of mechanical engineering and faculty director of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Joint Subcommittee on Energy and Subcommittee on Research and Technology at the hearing “Materials Science: Building the Future” at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, June 28, in Room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Particle Flow & Tribology Lab (PFTL)

Academic Web Pages client since 2008.

Pedro Ferreira Delivers Keynote at Portuguese Annual Marketing Conference

Pedro Ferreira Delivers Keynote at Portuguese Annual Marketing Conference June 03, 2017

In this talk he discusses the use of big data in marketing and the need to look for causal effects using A/B testing to appropriately measure the effects of advertising.

Pedro Ferreira

Academic Web Pages client since 2014.

WormGUIDES has a new website!

WormGUIDES has a new website! May 09, 2017

The mission of the WormGUIDES website is to create a novel systems-level resource that will facilitate examination of cellular decisions in the developing nervous system of this nematode, enhancing its value for providing new insights in development, neuroscience and disease.

WormGUIDES

Academic Web Pages client since 2017.

Friedman Lab has a new website!

Friedman Lab has a new website! April 27, 2017

The Friedman Lab focuses on the organismic interfaces between developmental, phylogenetic and evolutionary biology. Steady advances in the study of the phylogenetic relationships of organisms have provided the raw materials for critical studies of character evolution in plants, animals, fungi, and all other forms of life. Armed with hypotheses of relationships among organisms, we explore how patterns of morphology, anatomy, and reproduction have evolved through the modification of developmental processes.

The Freidman Lab

Academic Web Pages client since 2016.

GRASP Team Wins at International Robotics Competition

GRASP Team Wins at International Robotics Competition March 09, 2017

Giuseppe Loianno, Dinesh Thakur, and Justin Thomas competed at the Mohammed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge, March 16-18, 2017 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Along with their teammates from Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of Lincoln, they won 1st Place in Challenge 3, 2nd Place in Challenge 1, and 3rd Place in the Grand Challenge.

Vijay Kumar Lab

Academic Web Pages client since 2013.

U. of Miami School of Medicine Launches Clinical Trial for Alzheimer’s Treatment

U. of Miami School of Medicine Launches Clinical Trial for Alzheimer’s Treatment October 22, 2016

Neurologists at The University of Miami are launching a clinical trial for a revolutionary Alzheimer’s treatment, which will be the first in the U.S that utilizes mesenchymal stem cells.

UM Memory Program

Academic Web Pages client since 2014.

SEAS Dean honored for leadership in the field of biomedical control

SEAS Dean honored for leadership in the field of biomedical control October 09, 2016

Francis J. Doyle III, Dean of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

The Doyle Group Website

Academic Web Pages client since 2008.

Stanford scientists create ‘guided chemotherapy missiles’ that target cancer cells and spare healthy ones

Stanford scientists create ‘guided chemotherapy missiles’ that target cancer cells and spare healthy ones July 09, 2016

Latching chemotherapy drugs onto proteins that seek out tumors could provide a new way of treating tumors in the brain or with limited blood supply that are hard to reach with traditional chemotherapy.

The Cochran Lab

Academic Web Pages client since 2005.