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The first to attend college in her immediate family, Diane Lipscombe  will succeed Richard Huganir as president of the Society for Neuroscience.

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Diane Lipscombe to serve as president of Society of Neuroscience

February 13, 2018 0 comments

Diane Lipscombe, director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science and professor of neuroscience, will begin her term as president of the Society for Neuroscience in November 2018.

Terahertz data links, which researchers tested on the University’s campus, could increase rate of data transfer. The innovation could significantly increase the speed of wireless networks.

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Terahertz could be future of wireless communication, researchers say

February 13, 2018 0 comments

The frequency range found between microwave and infrared radiation could be a key player in the next generation of wireless communication.

In their research, Provost Richard Locke P’18 and his former student Greg Distelhorst, a current MIT professor, also noted that their findings were more pronounced in the apparel sector.

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University study suggests compliance with labor standards benefits companies

February 12, 2018 0 comments

Multinational enterprises have a lot to gain by treating their factory workers well, according to new research by Provost Richard Locke P’18 and his former student, Greg Distelhorst, now an assistant professor of global economics and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

University holds tenth annual Space Horizons workshop

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University holds tenth annual Space Horizons workshop

February 11, 2018 0 comments

This past weekend, students, faculty and aerospace professionals gathered in Barus and Holley to participate in the tenth annual Space Horizons workshop.

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.

Tyler Devlin ’17, Daniel Xiang ’17, Daniel Kunin ’17 and Jingru Guo were inspired by computer science classes some had taken at Brown as well as the design experience brought from Guo’s time at RISD. The team began the project around the time of their graduation.

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Brown, RISD grads craft online statistics resource

February 8, 2018 0 comments

Daniel Kunin’s ’17 statistical visualization project “Seeing Theory” has recently garnered attention from students, schools and educators.

University researchers develop more complete model of sickle cell

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University researchers develop more complete model of sickle cell

February 6, 2018 0 comments

University researchers have developed computational methods using a supercomputer that enables them to dive deep inside sickle cells and analyze their molecular characteristics.

University study improves interfaces between brain, computers

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University study improves interfaces between brain, computers

February 4, 2018 0 comments

The integration of man and machine may seem like science fiction, but the well-funded scientific movement aiming to restore functional independence to patients through the integration of computers is already a reality.

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.

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Science & Research Roundup

January 31, 2018 0 comments

A study conducted by researchers at the University identified an enzyme, SNRK, that could play a role in combating obesity in humans, according to a University press release.