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Congratulations to HBS major Mili Patel

“UCLA International Institute, August 9, 2018 — The Global Health Program of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) holds an annual poster competition open to undergraduate and graduate students of its member universities. Posters can be on any global health topic, but must represent original research. Winning entries are presented at the annual APRU Global Health Conference, to be held this year at the…

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How teeth became tusks, and tusks became liabilities

“The persistence of elephant poaching has prompted researchers to wonder whether elephants really needed their tusks, and whether they might not be better off if the tuskless trait were to spread more widely through the African population.  Shane Campbell-Staton, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his colleagues have begun systematically…

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2013 | Christina Palmer et.al – "Deaf Genetic Testing and Psychological Well-Being in Deaf Adults"

ISG faculty Christina Palmer, Janet Sinsheimer, and Wayne Grody along with ISG associates Michelle Fox and Patrick Boudreault and their colleagues published a paper, “Deaf Genetic Testing and Psychological Well-Being in Deaf Adults” in February’s Journal of Genetic Counseling. Abstract: Limited data suggest that enhanced self-knowledge from genetic information related to non-medical traits can have a positive impact on psychological well-being. Deaf individuals undertake genetic testing for…

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2013 | Melissa Hines – "Gonadal Hormone Influences on Human Neurobehavioral Development…

ISG Visiting Scholar, Melissa Hines, published the article, “Gonadal Hormone Influences on Human Neurobehavioral Development: Outcomes and Mechanisms” in the book Multiple Origins of Sex Differences in Brain edited by Donald Pfaff and Yves Christen. Abstract: Testosterone exposure during early development has enduring influences on mammalian behavior, increasing male-typical characteristics and decreasing female-typical characteristics. Research in non-human mammals indicates that…

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2013 | Michael Alfaro et.al – "A Multilocus Molecular Phylogeny Of Boxfishes…"

ISG Faculty, Michael Alfaro, along with Francesco Santini, Laurie Sorenson, and Tina Marcroft published the paper “A Multilocus Molecular Phylogeny Of Boxfishes (Aracanidae, Ostraciidae; Tetraodontiformes)” in the January issue of Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Abstract: Boxfishes (superfamily Ostracioidea, order Tetraodontiformes) are comprised of 37 species within the families Aracanidae (13 sp.) and Ostracidae (24 sp.). These species are characterized by…

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