UMass Scientist Looks Into Hearing Troubles for Older Adults

A version of this article appeared in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian on October 30, 2012.

One scientist at the University of Massachusetts is looking for new ways to help older adults who have trouble hearing in situations where multiple voices are competing for their attention.

Karen Helfer, an associate professor of communication disorders, has received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to

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UMass Team Discovers New Molecules That May Treat Rare Disease

This article was originally published in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian on October 23, 2012.

Biochemists and a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts have discovered two new molecules that may lead the way to improved treatment of a rare human disease.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry Scott Garman and alumnus Nathaniel Clark are part of a research team that have discovered two molecules through x-ray crystallography that are promising as

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Young Psychology Professor Leads His Field

University of Massachusetts assistant psychology professor Luke Remage-Healey was recognized as a leader in his field by the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology on Oct. 15 with the 2012 Frank A. Beach Award.

Remage-Healey, 34, is one of the youngest recipients of the award, according to Jeffrey Blaustein, the society’s president.

The award is presented to up-and-coming researchers who have received their Ph.D. within eight years and “show exceptional promise for

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The Science of Journalism

Analysis, interpretation, multiple and complex projects, data, computer-assisted reporting.

This sounds to me like the job description of a research scientist. Actually, I pulled these keywords from two job postings by National Public Radio (NPR) in Washington, D.C. They’re looking for the next Washington Desk Correspondent and Senior Investigations Editor, not a scientist.

But the processes of conducting scientific research and writing a news story for print or radio

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