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Lecture highlights integral role of insects in modernity

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Lecture highlights integral role of insects in modernity

March 24, 2017 0 comments

Edward Melillo, associate professor of history and environmental studies at Amherst College, has been drawn to insects since childhood.

University open access policy remains elusive despite national movement

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University open access policy remains elusive despite national movement

March 22, 2017 0 comments

The University’s mission statement states Brown will “serve the community, the nation and the world by discovering, communicating and preserving knowledge.”

Brain Fair brings new voices into field of neuroscience

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Brain Fair brings new voices into field of neuroscience

March 21, 2017 0 comments

The 2017 Brown Brain Fair saw people of many different ages and interests come together with a single purpose — to learn about the brain.

Study reveals people’s inflated senses of their own knowledge

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Study reveals people’s inflated senses of their own knowledge

March 16, 2017 0 comments

We may not know as much as we think we do, University research suggests.

University researchers analyze revival of for-profit medical schools

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University researchers analyze revival of for-profit medical schools

March 14, 2017 0 comments

After nearly a century of dormancy, for-profit medical schools are making a return in the United States.

Paralysis patients achieve fastest typing yet with new brain-computer interface

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Paralysis patients achieve fastest typing yet with new brain-computer interface

March 6, 2017 0 comments

Even simple communication is a constant struggle for paralyzed patients.

Datathon brings 180 students together for weekend competition

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Datathon brings 180 students together for weekend competition

March 5, 2017 0 comments

College and high school students, general data enthusiasts and hackers came together to learn and work overnight in the University’s 2017 Datathon.

U. researchers create bat-inspired robot

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U. researchers create bat-inspired robot

February 27, 2017 0 comments

A building collapses and victims are stuck beneath rubble. A rescue team moves debris as quickly as possible but struggles to find people in the chaos.

Brain models with blood vessels may accelerate research

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Brain models with blood vessels may accelerate research

February 24, 2017 0 comments

Creating models of the brain is a daunting task, but round structures assembled from brain cells demonstrate many qualities of the tissue within our skulls.

New study reveals extent of colonial native enslavement

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New study reveals extent of colonial native enslavement

February 24, 2017 0 comments

A new study by Associate Professor of History Linford Fisher shows the problem in colonial New England reaches further than previously assumed.