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Reading the genetic blueprint

Is the day coming when knowledge of the genetics behind human diseases will point the way to cures?
At the next STEM Café – “The Human Blueprint” – NIU associate professor of biology Rick Johns will explore the latest scientific understanding of how

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Summer Research Symposium planned August 5

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the fourth annual Summer Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in Altgeld Hall.
The event is free and open to the public.
Any undergraduate student who has participated in

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What’s new at the NIH? Reproducibility

An ongoing two-year initiative has focused new attention on the need to better address rigor and reproducibility in research.
This heightened awareness of problems identified in the quality (rigor) with which some published studies have been completed as well as the lack of

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‘Access, opportunities and outcomes’

Does the U.S. education system function to reproduce inequalities of social class and race while claiming to improve access for minorities and financially disadvantaged students?
Yes, says Amy Stich, an assistant professor in the NIU Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations.
“We have

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Scientific discovery, Generation 2

With powerful supercomputing abilities and a support team in place to help users, NIU’s new Center for Research Computing and Data (CRCD) is poised to usher in a new era of big-data scientific research on campus.
Just consider some of the center’s ongoing

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OSEEL brown bag lectures continue

The Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning continues to host a brown bag lecture series to showcase research, artistry and community engagement projects completed by students who have received funding through the Student Engagement Fund and Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Research

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