Science and Technology

Mason Researchers Discover New Way to Help Arthritis Sufferers

Posted: July 1, 2015 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: July 1, 2015 at 10:30 am

Mason researchers have discovered an inhibitor, or drug, that blocks the interaction of inflammatory molecules and stops the body’s reaction that leads to osteoarthritis.

Rapid Test for TB Gets Boost from Gates Foundation

Posted: June 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm, Last Updated: June 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

Doctors soon could be able to diagnosis pulmonary tuberculosis with a rapid test that uses technology originally developed at George Mason University.

Mason Pond and Waterways Are Test Bed for National Stormwater Monitoring Project

Posted: June 23, 2015 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: June 22, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Instruments monitor the quantity and quality of water flowing into streams and Mason Pond after a storm.

Mason Grad Attends Convocation from Four Hours Away—Via Robot

Posted: June 22, 2015 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: June 23, 2015 at 8:53 am

Originally designed to help doctors remotely visit patients, VGo robots are now used in many places, especially classrooms where homebound children need to attend class virtually.

Ecologist Thomas Lovejoy Reflects on 50 Years of Amazon Research

Posted: June 17, 2015 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: June 15, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Becoming an environmentalist was a natural offshoot of studying biology because he needs to protect as well as research, Lovejoy said.

George Mason University Breaks Ground on Long-Planned Health Sciences Building

Posted: June 16, 2015 at 8:30 am, Last Updated: June 15, 2015 at 7:51 pm

The Petersons’ gift includes $8 million for the College of Health and Human Services that will complement more than $65 million in funding approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia for the health sciences building.