Science & Research

Research documents high rates of hepatitis C in prisons

April 23, 2015 1 comment

Hepatitis C affects millions of people nationwide, but the disease is especially prevalent in prisons.

Female STEM students cite isolation, lack of role models

April 23, 2015 16 comments
This article is part of the series The XX Factor

Females are often in the minority across science, technology, engineering and math departments at Brown.

Female academics combat bias in STEM fields

Female academics combat bias in STEM fields

April 22, 2015 11 comments
This article is part of the series The XX Factor

Only 33 percent of University faculty members are female, an imbalance even more stark in the physical sciences, where women make up 15 percent of faculty.

Pembroke alums reflect on 1960s STEM experiences

Pembroke alums reflect on 1960s STEM experiences

April 21, 2015 0 comments
This article is part of the series The XX Factor

While there has been a large effort to close the gender gap in STEM over the last 50 years, the disparity continues to divide departments at Brown.

Study suggests importance of medical communication

April 14, 2015 0 comments

Physician attentiveness and communication have a strong relationship with the quality of the care for nursing home residents, according to U. researchers.

‘Still Alice’ depicts woman’s struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease

April 14, 2015 1 comment

The film shows not only the disease’s biological toll but also its associated deterioration of personal relationships.

Researchers link feedback loops, ecosystems

April 9, 2015 0 comments

An interdisciplinary team including a University researcher recently published a paper examining how feedback loops influence ecosystem changes.

Study finds perceptions of free will shift with age

April 9, 2015 0 comments

Do children believe in free will? They believe more and more as they grow older, according to a new psychology research study.

According to a new study, about three-quarters of college students engage in “prepartying.” Students are motivated to drink by several factors including interpersonal enhancement and intimate pursuit.

Study examines effects of pregaming

April 7, 2015 0 comments

While “pregaming” before a party is an integral part of many college students’ social scenes, it could have more adverse consequences than are expected.

Science & Research Roundup: April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015 0 comments

Researchers outline diagnosis criteria for pregnant women with headaches. Geobaramoter developed to better understand supervolcanoes.