Science & Research

Brown students joined with thousands of activists Sunday in New York to participate in the People’s Climate March.

Students join in record-setting march

September 22, 2014 0 comments

When Dawn King asked her class how many students were planning to attend this weekend’s People’s Climate March in New York, the response “inspired” her.

Sex, bullying linked in girls, study suggests

Sex, bullying linked in girls, study suggests

September 22, 2014 0 comments

The sexual double standard — women are more criticized for sexual activity than men are — may play a role in bullying victimization for high school girls.

Diane Lipscombe, professor of neuroscience

Lipscombe to lead Brown Institute for Brain Science next year

September 19, 2014 0 comments

Professor of Neuroscience Diane Lipscombe will become interim director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science Jan. 1.

U. researchers collaborate with Miriam Hospital to expand HIV research

September 17, 2014 0 comments

HIV research and prevention is an ever-changing field, and Miriam Hospital is helping lead a grant to develop innovative ways to deliver HIV-fighting drugs.

Students participate in a Yoga and Mindfulness course at Hillel. Researchers at the Alpert Medical School recently published a study that found that yoga, alongside with pharmaceutical medicine, can be an effective treatment for bipolar disorder and depression.

Yoga improving mental health is no stretch, study suggests

September 17, 2014 0 comments

Yoga may have potential health benefits for people suffering from bipolar disorder, according to recent findings by University researchers.

Faculty travel to Liberia to aid in fight against Ebola

Faculty travel to Liberia to aid in fight against Ebola

September 17, 2014 1 comment

The Ebola virus epidemic may be happening thousands of miles away, but that is not stopping University faculty and students from fighting the disease.

Study links hypertension and dementia

September 15, 2014 0 comments

High blood pressure — also known as hypertension — may have previously unforeseen implications for the brain that can cause dementia in some older adults.

Brown endocrinologists transplanted human fetal fat tissue into mice, where the tissue’s rate and type of growth can be monitored over time.

New model allows for analysis of fetal fat tissue

September 15, 2014 0 comments

A new model in mice, developed by University researchers, could aid the understanding of human fat tissue growth in fetuses.

The Lost Museum displays artifacts once housed in the University’s natural history museum, which closed in 1915.

Lost Museum resurrects long-discarded artifacts

September 10, 2014 0 comments

The typical museum seeks to preserve a part of the past so future generations learn from its artifacts. The Lost Museum takes a slightly different approach.

Science & Research Roundup: Sept. 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 0 comments

While three-dimensional cell cultures are often more realistic than two-dimensional ones, they are more difficult to view due to their complex structure.