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Baylor Fox-Kemper will work with 20 other scientists to write a chapter of the IPCC report to explain ocean dynamics, sea levels and the cryosphere.

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University scientist to contribute to next global climate report

April 22, 2018 0 comments

Baylor Fox-Kemper, associate professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences, was selected as a coordinating lead author for a chapter of the next global climate assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Study links brain processes involved in learning

April 2, 2018 0 comments

Reinforcement learning — a process during which humans alter their behavior as they learn which behaviors yield the best results — and working memory — which allows people to optimize decision-making by keeping track of previous actions and their consequences — appear to be two separate modes of human learning.

Mineralogy found on moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin provides evidence for mantle and volcanic material on the lunar surface, according to a study by University researchers.

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Scientists map mineralogy of large lunar basin

March 6, 2018 0 comments

University researchers recently published a study examining the mineralogy of the moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin, which could serve as guidance for future explorations on the moon.

Robots engage in autonomous high-level planning

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Robots engage in autonomous high-level planning

February 27, 2018 0 comments

A new study by led by George Konidaris, assistant professor of computer science, describes an algorithm to help robots plan intelligently by engaging in high-level tasks using low-level data.

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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.