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The popular spice turmeric packs more than just flavor—it shows promise in fighting devastating viruses.

Curcumin, found in turmeric, stopped the potentially deadly Rift Valley Fever virus from multiplying in infected cells, says Mason researcher Aarthi Narayanan, lead investigator on a new study.

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A new book by two Mason professors examines the devastating toll war has on civilians

Continue Reading Researchers Examine the Effects of War on Civilians

Research by Mason professor Shane Caswell shows that concussions among high school athletes in Fairfax County, Virginia, have been on the rise.

Continue Reading Concussions on the Rise for High School Athletes

Mason engineering students traveled to Peru in 2010 to help a small, mountain village with its water storage needs.

Continue Reading Class Acts: Student Team Focuses on Real-World Issues in Peru

To help improve the accuracy of these predictions, Mason is leading a multi-institution research team on a project called Decomposition-Based Aggregative. The team was awarded a $2.2 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to participate in a nationwide research project called the Aggregative Contingent Estimation Program.

Continue Reading Researchers Help Intelligence Community Improve Predictions of Global Crises

With the help of a video game, a team of Mason psychology graduate students gave high school kids in Northern Virginia a crash course on the dangers of distracted driving.

Continue Reading Grad Students Show Dangers of Texting and Driving

Mason doctoral student Ryan Valdez has been traveling to the African country for a number of years to study the ecological response of group ranching there. He aims to prove that if neighboring ranches removed the fences between their properties, wildlife conservation would benefit.

Continue Reading Doctoral Student Looks at Group Ranching in Kenya

Mason research Alessandra Luchini is named to Popular Science’s Brilliant 10, its annual listing of top scientists under the age of 40.

Continue Reading Luchini Named to the Brilliant 10 List

Besides some obvious differences, such as a couple of horns and few thousand pounds, a rhino isn’t all that different from a human. At least, that’s according to research conducted by Mason conservation scientist Elizabeth Freeman.

Continue Reading A Look into the Personal Lives of the Black Rhinos in South Africa

Rough night? A new smartphone application developed by Mason student Daniel Gartenberg might be able to help with that. Gartenberg’s app, the Proactive Sleep Alarm Clock, helps you track the ZZZs you get and develop a healthier and more productive sleep pattern.

Continue Reading A Better Night’s Sleep? Yes, There’s an App for That

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