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Study evaluates success of weight loss surgery

December 7, 2018 0 comments

In an attempt to understand what makes some patients with obesity respond better to surgery than others, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology Alison Field and her team analyzed over 10,000 patients who received weight-loss surgery.

Researchers found that early life stress was linked to a lower density of parvalbumin interneuron cells, which are important for cognition.

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Study finds stress responses in mice vary between sexes

December 7, 2018 0 comments

A study published last week identified a new possible explanation for the difference in neurological responses to early life stress between men and women.

Schmidt ’21: Bridging the research gap for STEM students

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Schmidt ’21: Bridging the research gap for STEM students

December 7, 2018 0 comments

If you are a STEM concentrator at Brown, research is key. The sooner an undergraduate gets into research, the better and more competitive their resume will be.

Medical professionals currently use a visual analogue scale, or VAS, to measure pain. The method is subjective as patients may indicate the severity of their pain on the pictured scale and pick a number from one to 10.

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U. researchers develop new method for pain analysis

November 14, 2018 0 comments

A new study by University researchers aimed to measure the amount of pain patients experience through brain activity, which could improve pain medications and treatments.

Nonfatal injuries cost U.S. nearly $1.8 trillion yearly

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Nonfatal injuries cost U.S. nearly $1.8 trillion yearly

November 11, 2018 0 comments

From broken bones to concussions, injuries afflict millions across the United States. While some may appear common and of minimal consequence in the long term, they can quickly drain individuals’ pockets and well-being.

Child outcomes affected by father’s background

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Child outcomes affected by father’s background

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Teenage mothers are often blamed for the hard circumstances that their children may face, but fathers may play a role in the future success of their children, according to a new study co-authored by Anna Aizer, professor of economics.

Lauren Weinstock (pictured), associate professor psychiatry and human behavior, and Jennifer Johnson, professor of public health at Michigan State University, are leading a study researching suicide prevention methods.

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Researchers aim to reduce suicides among former prisoners

October 19, 2018 0 comments

A new $1 million grant was added to a $6.8 million study from 2015 attempting to determine intentionality of opioid overdoses in people recently released from prison.

Research reveals Providence socioeconomic divisions

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Research reveals Providence socioeconomic divisions

October 19, 2018 0 comments

Whether by confirming visible disparities or exposing new ones, a new data-based map titled “Opportunity Atlas” uses decades of income data on residents to illustrate the difference a neighborhood can make on a child’s future income — in Providence and throughout the nation.

University researchers used worm models to challenge the idea that all ALS-affected neurons decay the same way.

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New worm models offer insight into ALS degeneration

October 19, 2018 0 comments

Brown researchers studying the degeneration of neurons in worm models with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis recently found that different types of neurons undergo different mechanisms of decay.

Carlos Vargas-Irwin’s $1.5 million award will benefit BrainGate, a program that aims to research paralysis and other movement disorders.

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Neuroscience professor receives $1.5 million to study sensory information

October 14, 2018 0 comments

The fields of neuroscience and neurotechnology have been growing in recent years as researchers hope to understand the inner workings of the human species’ most puzzling organ: the brain.