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First week in BioMed mostly dedicated to training sessions where monitors are used throughout for practical pipetting training with students, February 1, 2016. Photo by Frank Mullin/Brown University

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Petition calls for increased chem offerings

February 9, 2016 0 comments

Pre-medical students wrote a petition last week calling for the University to expand the offerings of certain chemistry courses.

Undergrads develop LGBTQ-focused medical concentration

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Undergrads develop LGBTQ-focused medical concentration

February 9, 2016 0 comments

Warren Alpert Medical School students now have the opportunity to undertake extracurricular studies in LGBTQ healthcare and advocacy.

Research Spotlight: Researchers propose aberrant genes as cure for ALS

February 4, 2016 0 comments

After six years studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a team of five University faculty members received a $1.8 million research grant this fall.

Professor, grad students make 3D scanning accessible, accurate

February 2, 2016 0 comments

Gabriel Taubin and Daniel Moreno GS recently designed an algorithm allowing ordinary smart phones and digital cameras to become 3D scanners.

Conference educates about trans* health care

February 1, 2016 0 comments

Rhode Island College hosted the 2016 Trans* Health Conference Jan. 30, offering presentations throughout the day.

Research Spotlight: Professor honored for advancements in artificial intelligence

January 28, 2016 0 comments

The smaller the chameleon, the more powerful its tongue, wrote Christopher Anderson, postdoctoral research associate in ecology and evolutionary biology.

University lands funding for training in addiction screening

January 28, 2016 0 comments

Brown and Rhode Island Hospital have received grants to develop and implement curricula in early substance abuse interventions.

Drug may reduce marijuana dependency

January 27, 2016 0 comments

A University study released earlier this month suggests that an anti-epilepsy drug is effective in reducing the amount of marijuana smoked by young adults.

Students experience being on the moon and Mars in the University’s YURT Ultimate Reality Theater. The virtual reality room features a 360-degree display and the best resolution visible to the human eye.

Virtual reality room facilitates new research

December 3, 2015 0 comments

The YURT Ultimate Reality Theater was officially unveiled last semester, and after six months of use, the possibilities for the facility seem limitless.

Athletes balance school, injury with intense exercise

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Athletes balance school, injury with intense exercise

December 3, 2015 0 comments

The Herald’s fall poll found that 14.7 percent of students do not exercise, and 39.5 percent exercise for one to three hours per week.