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Researchers receive grant to record neural activity

February 15, 2018 0 comments

Funded by a grant of up to $19 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the University will lead an international team of scientists to create an implantable wireless brain interface system.

Researchers link lunar cycles to eruptions

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Researchers link lunar cycles to eruptions

February 9, 2018 0 comments

A recent study shows a likely correlation between volcanic seismicity and lunar cycles before an upcoming eruption.

Study finds co pay cuts boost mammogram screenings

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Study finds co pay cuts boost mammogram screenings

February 1, 2018 0 comments

A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that mammogram screenings have increased in the two years after the Affordable Care Act eliminated cost sharing, or out-of-pocket payments. The study also examined the impact of this change on different demographics.

The study on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was conducted in part by Assistant Professor of Medical Science Nicolas Fawzi. He hopes that studying these amino acid changes will contribute to the development of a drug.

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University scientists use simulations to study proteins associated with ALS

January 24, 2018 0 comments

A new University study published in Molecular Cell examined the specific amino acid changes that cause damaging processes associated with ALS and the dementia that results from it. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS, is a disease involving the death of neurons that control voluntary muscles. As these […]

Neurodatathon premiers in four-day event

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Neurodatathon premiers in four-day event

December 3, 2017 0 comments

Students worked with state-of-the-art tools to uncover patterns in a never-before analyzed neural data set at Brown’s first-ever Neurodatathon.

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PVD Healthworks initiative introduced

November 1, 2017 0 comments

A new initiative, called PVD Healthworks, will supply and strengthen the health care and social assistance workforce in Providence and Cranston.

George Konidaris, Amanda Jamieson, David Borton, pictured above, and Stefanie Tellex were four of the 24 professors who were awarded the competitive Young Faculty Award from DARPA in 2015. The four have now received another year of funding through the Director’s Fellowship.

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Four professors awarded DARPA Director’s Fellowship

October 19, 2017 0 comments

Four faculty members have been awarded Director’s Fellowships by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA.

Brown professor to track cancer cells with grant from Pew Charitable Trusts

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Brown professor to track cancer cells with grant from Pew Charitable Trusts

October 10, 2017 0 comments

The two scientists aim to develop an effective way to track the movement of cancer cells and ultimately discover how and when tumors spread.

R.I. universities to collaborate on climate change research

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R.I. universities to collaborate on climate change research

September 27, 2017 0 comments

The University of Rhode Island will head a consortium of eight major universities in the Ocean State to study the impacts of climate change.

Students learn history using virtual reality

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Students learn history using virtual reality

September 19, 2017 0 comments

Adam Blumenthal has been working with a team of students to create a virtual reality educational experience about the Gaspee Affair.