Science & Research

Professor examines nomadic history

December 3, 2014 0 comments

Throughout history, groups of nomads have not always been given the attention they deserve, said Nicola Di Cosmo.

Science & Research Roundup: Dec. 3, 2014

December 3, 2014 0 comments

In a recent paper, Joseph Crisco, professor of orthopaedic research, and his team studied the efficacy of four helmet types in reducing the impact of hits.

Karla Kaun, assistant professor of neuroscience, has received a $300,000 grant to explore memory’s role in alcohol preference and cravings.

Researchers win grant to probe alcohol-related memories

December 3, 2014 1 comment

Karla Kaun, assistant professor of neuroscience, plans to examine how memory affects millions of fruit flies’ preference for alcohol after intoxication.

Website offers new path to research funding

November 30, 2014 0 comments

As an alternative to applying for research grants, some Brown community members have begun using experiment.com to fund their research projects.

Team of students designs biodegradable drone for competition

November 24, 2014 1 comment

In August, a Dutch tourist crashed an unmanned aerial vehicle — widely referred to as a drone — into an active hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Student research participation divides along gender, athletic lines

November 24, 2014 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2014 Student Poll

This article is part of the series Fall 2014 Student PollAround one-third of students have worked on research while at Brown, according to a Herald poll conducted Oct. 22-23. But this percentage varies largely based on factors such as class year and concentration. While only about 15 percent of first-years […]

Discussion explores Chinese-Latin American relations

November 24, 2014 0 comments

“We really want to talk about two sides to this story,” said Guy Edwards, a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of the Environment and Society.

A new study by University psychiatrists suggests that internally reflecting on the long-term effects of unhealthful eating can help people avoid giving in to cravings and hopefully reduce the incidence of obesity.

Thinking about cravings may combat obesity

November 24, 2014 0 comments

Thinking about the long-term health effects of eating unhealthful foods may be a useful way to combat cravings.

Leila Blatt ’15, an Africana Studies concentrator, is focusing her thesis on black feminist organizing and “bio-citizenship,” she said.

Research Spotlight: Student blends sciences, Africana Studies in senior thesis

November 19, 2014 0 comments

Though Leila Blatt ’15 has taken courses across a range of disciplines, she began to realize her final papers were always related to one topic.

University researchers located genes linked to both diabetes and heart disease in a recent study that analyzed data from more than 15,000 women.

Diabetes, heart disease share genetic origins

November 19, 2014 0 comments

Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease may share the same genetic origin, according to a recent study.