Science & Research

The Long Term Care Quality and Innovation Center, a major new research initiative, focuses on care provided by nurses.

Initiative to emphasize more efficient medical care, nurse training

April 24, 2014 0 comments

A new wide-scale research initiative will allow University faculty members and medical professionals to investigate quality and efficacy medical care.

Anne Fausto-Sterling, professor of biology and gender studies, helped to establish the University’s Science and Technology Studies program.

Fausto-Sterling retires leaving legacy across disciplines

April 23, 2014 0 comments

A professor of biology and gender studies, Anne Fausto-Sterling will retire this June after 44 years at Brown.

A recent study led by Associate Professor of Medicine Erna Milunka Kojic found that HIV-positive patients, who suffer from weakened immune systems, still created protective antibodies when vaccinated against HPV.

HPV vaccination safe for HIV patients

April 23, 2014 0 comments

Though effectively vaccinating HIV patients against other viruses can be difficult due to their weakened immune systems, the HPV vaccine shows promise.

Author posits different beginning of environmentalism

April 23, 2014 0 comments

Visiting Assistant Professor of History Thomas Jundt published a book this month that contests popular beliefs about the origins of environmentalism.

Science & Research Roundup: April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014 0 comments

The legalization of medical marijuana does not lead to an increase in use of the substance by adolescents, according to a study published this month.

Students gathered in Barus and Holley Friday for the Extreme Edible Car Competition, making miniature cars with bodies, wheels and axles made from an assortment of foods.

Gastronomic gasoline: Students compete with cars of food

April 21, 2014 0 comments

Most students see apples, pretzels and squash as typical items on Sharpe Refectory menus, but others see them as parts of cars.

Archival project sheds light on Brazil-U.S. relations

April 16, 2014 0 comments

Researchers and students all over the world can now access thousands of U.S. State Department documents about Brazil at the click of a button.

Science & Research Roundup: April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 0 comments

Today’s epidemic of addiction to opioid drugs bears a striking likeness to the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a recent report.

Study explores methods of decision-making

April 16, 2014 0 comments

“People like to build rules, even when rules don’t necessarily apply,” said James Cavanagh, former postdoc. fellow at Brown and assistant prof. at the UNM.

Door-to-door programs like the “Do One Thing” program established by Professor of Medicine Amy Nunn advocate for screening and testing for HIV and other diseases in low-income neighborhoods.

‘Geographic lens’ may be key to HIV prevention

April 16, 2014 2 comments

In a paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, Amy Nunn argues HIV should be tackled through a “geographic lens.”