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NSM community celebrates Bridge Community Garden (October 20, 2016)

Students, faculty and staff, and community members gathered in DU's Bridge Community Garden on October 17, a beautiful autumn day, to celebrate the garden's second season. More: Community Garden Harvest Party Marks a Bountiful Year (DU Newsroom)

VIDEO: Sandra Eaton and Gareth Eaton (Chemistry & Biochemistry) on making real-time measurements of oxygen in a living body (October 14, 2016)

A team of chemists is working to change the way that researchers measure oxygen in a living body. The resulting images of tissue physiology could provide valuable information about medical conditions. More: Real-time measurements of oxygen in a living body (DU Newsroom)

VIDEO: Dan Linseman (Biological Sciences) on traumatic brain injuries (October 13, 2016)

Linseman is collaborating with the Graduate School of Professional Psychology to study the impact of traumatic brain injuries on aging adults. More: Innovative approach to studying traumatic brain injuries (DU Newsroom)

VIDEO: Brian Michel (Chemistry & Biochemistry) on drug development for kidney disease (October 12, 2016)

Thanks to a pilot grant from DU's Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging, a collaborative team of researchers is working to improve current pharmaceutical treatments for chronic kidney disease. More: Drug development for chronic kidney disease (DU Newsroom)

Sandra Eaton and Gareth Eaton (Chemistry & Biochemistry) are collaborating with biotechnology company to develop commercial imager (September 27, 2016)

A decades-long project is bearing fruit as technology invented at DU is poised to enter the commercial market in 2017. The instrument has implications for medical research and much more. Read more: Making Innovation at DU Available to the World (DU Newsroom)

Natasha Dobrinen (Mathematics) wins an NSF grant for abstract theory research (September 9, 2016)

Natasha Dobrinen has been awarded a three-year NSF Research Grant for her study, "Ramsey Theory, Set Theory, and Tukey Order." The grant is Dobrinen's second on the subject, which develops the theory of structures at the interface of three fields of mathematics. Ramsey theory focuses on the conditions under which order must appear. Set theory deals with the formal properties of sets as units without regard to the nature of their individual constituents, serving as an axiomatic foundation for all of mathematics similarly to the way that geometry is developed from a collection of postulates. Tukey order is a means of comparing relative strengths of different structures. The project finds connections between and strengthens these areas of mathematics, leading to new theory and a better understanding of mathematical structures.

Dinah Loerke (Physics & Astronomy) takes a close look at cell mechanics in tiny ocean creatures (September 2, 2016)

Loerke and colleagues are studying epithelial tissues in sea squirts. Because these same tissues line the organs, cavities and blood vessels of human bodies, the research has implications for medical challenges such as cancer and wound healing. Read more: Sea Squirts: Weird, Wacky and Loved By Scientists (DU Newsroom)

Anna Sher (Biological Sciences) presents at TEDxMileHigh (August 15, 2016)

What can invasive plants can teach us about leadership? Anna Sher's TEDx talk has the answer.

Mark Siemens and Sam Alperin (Physics & Astronomy) take a close look at the optics of “twisted light” (August 3, 2016)

The faculty-student team aims to demonstrate simple and inexpensive ways to generate and measure twisted light. Read more: Physics With a Twist (DU Newsroom)

Taylor Firman (Physics & Astronomy) featured in Office of Graduate Studies profile (August 2, 2016)

Taylor Firman, who's earning a PhD in the Molecular & Cellular Biophysics Program, examines randomness in gene networks in order to shed light on previously unexplored areas of research in quantitative biology. Read more: Graduate Citings: Tales from the Field – Taylor Firman



NSM Annual Awards Ceremony Thursday, December 1, 5:00--7:30 p.m.

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