Tag: Research

What is the American Dream?

Senior Allen Hester seeks the definition of the American Dream and the perceptions that come with it BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER While the idea of the American dream has been around for a long time, the perception of this…

Mason Students and a Rise in Vaping on Campus

Recent studies on vaping and students’ opinions on e-cigarettes BY COLLIN COPE STAFF WRITER Whether on the way to class or walking through a residence hall, it would be hard for a day to go by without seeing at least…

Research-Based Solutions To The Opioid Crisis

Emily Jones, branch chief for National Institute on Drug Abuse, speaks at Mason BY ABIGAIL ADCOX STAFF WRITER According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Emily Jones, chief…

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…