Tag: Research

Money in Medicine

BY: JACE WHITE When discussing the evils of big corporations, it is not uncommon for someone to put forth the conspiracy theory that pharmaceutical companies already have the cure for cancer but won’t release it because they make more money…

Chemicals In Cosmetics

Mason Health professor evaluates four chemicals commonly found in makeup, lotions, and hand sanitizers BY TISHA HERRERA, NEWS EDITOR Bisphenol A (BPA), chlorophenols, benzophenones, and parabens: these chemicals are all found in everyday household products and cosmetics—some of which have been…

Mason students earn money and class credit to help with research

THE PSYCHOLOGY AND ECONOMICS DEPARTMENTS OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS By Sarah Wheeler and Noah Winthrop, Staff Writers Research shapes our academic world, and Mason’s Departments of Economics and Psychology allow students to get involved by contributing directly to research projects. Professor…

Solar eclipse watch

Mason researchers will study solar eclipse to improve communications. BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER On Aug. 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will pass from Oregon to South Carolina, sending vital information which will be collected by Mason researchers and collaborating…

Freedom of the press: Conference examines accessibility in scholarly publishing

(Photo credit: Natalia Kolenko/Fourth Estate) Over 200 members of the scholarly publishing industry met for a conference on Mason’s Fairfax campus April 19-22 to discuss the quickly evolving world of scholarly publishing.  The conference, known as the Open Scholarship Initiative Conference, or OSI Conference, was the first…

Research at Mason: Where are we headed and what are the risks?

This story was originally published in the April 4 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason is serious about research. This semester, Mason formed a partnership with Inova Health Systems to collaborate on research in cancer, heart disease and personalized medicine. The…

New early detection Lyme disease test a reality

This story was originally published in the Feb. 29 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason researchers have created an early detection urine test for Lyme disease after three years of research. According to Lance Liotta, co-director and medical director of the…

New Fenwick provides expanded research services

This story was originally published in the Feb. 1 issue of Fourth Estate. Renovated library includes features for experienced student researchers The addition to Fenwick library, which opened on Jan. 19, contains a lot of shining and brand new materials…

New Fenwick Library is open for business

Today, the Fenwick library addition opened to the Mason community. After more than three years of construction and a final budget totaling $60 million, students and faculty can now use the library space. According to Jennifer Wilder, development and communications coordinator for…