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Professor provides health care to displaced Rohingya refugees

November 16, 2017 0 comments

Every day, Ruhul Abid checks the height, weight, blood pressure, blood glucose and hemoglobin levels of around 300 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.

One of Hasbro’s priorities was making the toy pets look and act as realistic as possible, including tapered whiskers, purring and randomized responses to petting. The animatronics currently sell for around $100.

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University professors, Hasbro Inc. to collaborate on creating robotic pets

November 9, 2017 0 comments

Hasbro will be collaborating with the University’s Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative to advance realistic robotic pet assistants for the elderly.

Margaret Hamilton, one of the women represented in the new Lego set, worked as a programmer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and created software for the Apollo Space program.

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New Lego set celebrates women in NASA

October 31, 2017 0 comments

Today, young girls who dream of becoming astronauts or space scientists will be able to literally hold their futures in the palms of their hands.

The arrows point to areas in a pre-surgical brain of an epilepsy patient with abnormal brain tissue. These areas were studied by U. researchers and others, who discovered that the lack of the CLOCK gene may worsen seizures.

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Modification of CLOCK gene to offer potential epilepsy treatment

October 19, 2017 0 comments

A study recently revealed that seizures in epileptic patients correlate with the lack of the “CLOCK” gene, which typically regulates circadian rhythm.

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U. researchers gauge effectiveness of 3-D, 2-D mammograms

October 15, 2017 0 comments

Many women and doctors are inclined to turn away from conventional two-dimensional mammographies.

Jim Gates theorizes on equality, skepticism in science

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Jim Gates theorizes on equality, skepticism in science

October 4, 2017 0 comments

World-recognized theoretical physicist Sylvester Gates, better known as Jim Gates, started at Brown this year as the Ford Foundation Professor of Physics.

New grant awarded for music therapy, dementia research

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New grant awarded for music therapy, dementia research

September 28, 2017 0 comments

A grant awarded to University researchers will allow them to investigate whether personalized music playlists help patients suffering from dementia.

Alzheimer’s study may provide methods of prevention, economical diagnosis

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Alzheimer’s study may provide methods of prevention, economical diagnosis

September 20, 2017 0 comments

A trial currently being conducted by University professors may be key to diagnosing Alzheimer’s at an accessible cost before the symptoms appear.

Study projects climate change to increase heat-related deaths

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Study projects climate change to increase heat-related deaths

September 13, 2017 0 comments

It’s easy to conceptualize climate change as distant environmental shifts in the future.

University awarded grant to address truth and racial healing

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University awarded grant to address truth and racial healing

September 6, 2017 0 comments

The Association of American Colleges and Universities announced it selected Brown to receive a grant to tackle racial issues and work toward racial healing.