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Researchers have found that Sumatran rhinoceroses, which are close to extinction, were driven from their habitats by agriculture practices, disputing the idea that they were genetically doomed to die out.

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Sumatran rhinos nearing extinction due to farming, hunting

April 20, 2018 0 comments

Sumatran rhinoceroses once inhabited a vast expanse of land in mainland East Asia, according to a new study by University professors.

$100 million gift to bolster brain science research

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$100 million gift to bolster brain science research

April 18, 2018 0 comments

The Brown Institute for Brain Science is receiving a $100 million gift from Robert Carney ’61 and Nancy Carney, one of the largest single donations ever given to the University.

Thirty University students, alums chosen for grants

Thirty University students, alums chosen for grants

April 15, 2018 0 comments

After proposing projects on topics ranging from particle physics to the mechanisms of chewing in animals, 30 University students and alums have been selected as winners of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship.

Firas Khatib, assistant professor in computer and information science at UMass Dartmouth, created a video game that helps solve protein-folding problems and harnesses  “human intelligence on a mass scale.”

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Educational program unites video games, protein folding

April 12, 2018 0 comments

Imagine playing a video game that also makes scientific contributions to the field of computational biology.

Workshop explores connections between artificial, human intelligence

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Workshop explores connections between artificial, human intelligence

April 9, 2018 0 comments

With the buzzword “data-driven” gaining traction as a hot topic within many disciplines today, researchers and students flocked to the Serre Lab’s workshop on deep learning and the field’s myriad applications last Saturday.

University study finds compounds for possible MRSA treatment

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University study finds compounds for possible MRSA treatment

April 8, 2018 0 comments

A recent University study published in Nature will open doors for antibiotics research by addressing an increasingly relevant crisis.

University expands role in National Public Health Week

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University expands role in National Public Health Week

April 5, 2018 0 comments

Under the Dean of the School of Public Health Bess Marcus, Brown has increased its efforts to promote public health and educate the community.

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Science & Research Roundup, April 5

April 4, 2018 0 comments

An international team of researchers studied and conducted tests on mice that were genetically modified to carry TDP-43, a protein that causes a hereditary form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in humans, according to a University press release published last month.

Michigan State and U. researchers are studying ROSE, a prevention program for postpartum depression, to analyze its effect on “at-risk populations.”

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University studies postpartum depression program

April 2, 2018 0 comments

Postpartum depression, experienced by one in seven mothers in the United States, is more than twice as common among low-income women, according to a press release from Michigan State University.

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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.