Science & Research

Research finds improvement in children’s eating habits

Research finds improvement in children’s eating habits

December 4, 2016 0 comments

Xiao Gu GS conducted an analysis of the diets of children in the United States and found that childrens’ overall nutrition has markedly improved

Researchers used an array of hundreds of preexisting seismometers and installed 85 additional seismometers across Georgia and Florida to look into the continental crust of the region to determine its geological origin.

Brown researchers investigate birth of Appalachian mountains

December 2, 2016 0 comments

For university researchers, one of our country’s oldest geographical landmarks still provides insights into the past.

In a study published in the journal Pain, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Francesca Beaudoin found pain levels for injured subjects did not differ between opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Professor compares effectiveness of pain medications in study

December 1, 2016 0 comments

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Francesca Beaudoin investigated and compared the effectiveness of various opioid treatments.

Two Brown professors created a device that is groundbreaking in its ability to restore mobility to paralyzed primates. It contributes to research on interfaces that aid people with neurologic, cognitive or affective disorders.

Device allows paralyzed monkeys to walk

November 21, 2016 0 comments

A team of international scientists, including two Brown professors, has successfully developed a brain-spinal interface that helps paralyzed monkeys.

Rushika Fernandopulle, co-founder of Iora Health, presents at Healthcare in America, a lecture series sponsored by Alpert Medical School. Fernandopulle was one of many industry professionals who spoke in the series.

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Lecture series demystifies healthcare system

November 18, 2016 0 comments

Open to students, faculty members and staff members, Healthcare in America is a lecture series and pre-clinical elective at the Alpert Medical School.

U. researchers awarded $2.7 million for infection research

U. researchers awarded $2.7 million for infection research

November 16, 2016 0 comments

A team of University researchers has been awarded a three-year, $2.7 million contract from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of the $27 million donation, $5 million will go to endowing the first professorship at the Brown Institute for Translational Science, and $22 million will provide tuition assitance and stipends for the MD/PhD program.

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Med School receives $27 million donation

November 15, 2016 0 comments

The $27 million gift comes almost a decade after the foundation’s initial $100 million donation that established the name of the medical school in 2007.

The paper, co-authored by Victoria Hoffmeister ’17 and Sujay Natson ’16, proposed a carbon tax as one of the best tools to combat climate change.

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Study assesses financing methods for climate change damages

November 15, 2016 0 comments

Researchers at the Climate and Development Lab have published a paper evaluating different financial options to pay for damages caused by climate change.

Brown professor finds marijuana does not improve sleep quality

Brown professor finds marijuana does not improve sleep quality

November 9, 2016 0 comments

A recent study co-authored by Professor Michael Stein suggests that marijuana use may have a negative effect on sleep quality.

Study links school conditions to performance

November 8, 2016 0 comments

Though the study identified key factors in reduced teacher turnover, there is no quick fix to the problem, Kraft said.