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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.

University researchers, led by Jacob Rosenstein ’ 05 (middle) and Brenda Rubenstein ’07 (front, second from right) have received $4.1 million grant for their work with molecular data storage.

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Scientists seek to raise efficiency of molecular data storage

January 31, 2018 0 comments

A group of University engineers and chemists, led by principal investigators Assistant Professor of Chemistry Brenda Rubenstein ’07 and Assistant Professor of Engineering Jacob Rosenstein ’05, has received a $4.1 million award to analyze new ways to store data using synthetic molecules.

The researchers isolated neurons in the sixth layer of the brain’s cortex, aiming to study more closely their connections to each other and other parts of the brain. The team hopes to explore the relationship between the thalamus and cortex further in future research.

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University researchers uncover new structures in mouse brains

January 29, 2018 0 comments

A sixth, largely unexplored layer in the cortex was the focus of a recent study by Brown University neuroscientists.

U. conference explores future of artificial intelligence

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U. conference explores future of artificial intelligence

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Even before most students had returned to campus following winter break, Metcalf Auditorium filled last Thursday and Friday as students and faculty attended “Beyond Deep Learning,” a workshop designed to showcase interdisciplinary perspectives on artificial intelligence and its future.

Warren Alpert Medical School researchers find that a drug previously used to treat sun-induced skin growths has potential applications for skin cancer treatment.

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Research shows drug reduces risk of certain skin cancers

January 24, 2018 0 comments

A drug previously used for treatment of skin growths has been found to help prevent the development of certain skin cancers, according to a new clinical trial in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Led by Martin Weinstock, professor of dermatology and epidemiology at the Alpert Medical School, the […]

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 […]

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Physicists refine analysis of nano-objects

January 24, 2018 0 comments

While nuclear magnetic resonance technology has long been used in physics to study materials, it has not been especially effective at analyzing small, thin substances.

Nature Lab creates biodesign maker space

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Nature Lab creates biodesign maker space

January 18, 2018 0 comments

Tanks of luminescent jellyfish and rippling seaweed line the walls of an open space on the bottom floor of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Nature Lab. But a transformation is underway; by the end of 2018, the room will become a “maker space” inviting students to conceptualize and engineer […]

University’s Circumpolar Lab explores Arctic

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University’s Circumpolar Lab explores Arctic

December 7, 2017 0 comments

As temperatures drop, University researchers continue studying the wintry climes of the North at the University’s renowned Circumpolar Laboratory.