Science & Research

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.

Professor brings international science to University

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Professor brings international science to University

April 1, 2018 0 comments

In the midst of the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the United States competed in virtually every arena, each power vying for the political, economic and military advantage.

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University scientists discover link between glutamate, mood

March 23, 2018 0 comments

In an attempt to understand the effects that drugs like Adderall have on typical brains, scientists have found a relationship between activity of the neurotransmitter glutamate and mood for the first time, according to a study conducted by University researchers.

Graduate students Joyce Mok and Wenqiang Fang are implementing new vibration-based techniques to better mitigate the effects of adhesion.

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Grad students research adhesion

March 21, 2018 0 comments

In the field of engineering, there are several forces that scientists have to deal with when building structures or creating devices. One such force, adhesion— the attraction between two surfaces that can lead them to stick together — is particularly important on the microscale level.

Faculty spanning many departments receive Seed awards

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Faculty spanning many departments receive Seed awards

March 21, 2018 0 comments

Faculty from a variety of departments representing diverse projects received the 2018 Research Seed Awards.

EQUiSat to launch into space May 9

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EQUiSat to launch into space May 9

March 21, 2018 0 comments

Since its conception nearly seven years ago, a continuously revolving group of University undergraduates has been diligently working to send a satellite into space.

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Study shows half of patients forget doctors’ instructions

March 21, 2018 0 comments

In the ever-evolving realm of health care in the United States, advancements in patient education have illuminated the need to change the structure of doctor-patient interactions.

Seny Kamara, associate professor of computer science, served on the committee that discussed cybersecurity issues in the 21st century.

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Report explores solutions to encryption debate

March 20, 2018 0 comments

In the wake of the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack, the nation witnessed a new and unfamiliar debate when the FBI — in possession of the shooter’s encrypted iPhone 5c — tried to compel Apple to provide “exceptional access” to the phone’s encrypted contents.

The third annual Brain Fair, part of Brain Week Rhode Island, played host to more than 800 attendees learning about brain science research.

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Fair educates community on brain science

March 18, 2018 0 comments

Housed in the recently opened Engineering Research Center, the Brown Brain Fair welcomed more than 800 attendees to learn more about brain sciences Saturday.