Topic: science

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Liang ’19: Scientific advocacy starts with the scientists

February 13, 2017 0 comments

Between the rogue Twitter accounts of NASA and the National Park Service and the planned March for Science on Earth Day, science is at war.

Artificial creation of gamete cells raises ethical questions

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Artificial creation of gamete cells raises ethical questions

February 5, 2017 0 comments

In vitro gametogenesis has recently raised a number of ethical concerns from researchers in the field.

With a grant from the Swearer Center, Bella Okiddy GS and Richard Park ’16 launched Technologies Against Assault to create technology that reduces relived trauma during a shortened post-rape examination.

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Students found startup to improve rape kit testing

April 21, 2016 0 comments

Richard Park ’16 and Bella Okiddy GS are spearheading a biotech startup that aims to improve rape kit testing for victims of sexual assault.

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Lipscombe to direct Brain Institute

April 6, 2016 0 comments

Professor of Neuroscience Diane Lipscombe has been named the executive director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science

Brain Fair volunteers pose with attendees. The Brain Fair provided hands-on activities for a diverse audience, promoting research on and awareness of the brain. The fair was attended by over 500 people Saturday.

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Brain Fair offers interactive learning experience for all ages

March 21, 2016 0 comments

If science, technology, engineering and mathematics suffer from a deficit of interest, Brown’s Brain Fair in Sayles Hall proved otherwise.

Connor Lynch ’17 will spend two weeks in the Utah Desert this summer to conduct research, as shown above, for use by NASA about life on Mars.

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Student to join Mars simulation program

March 17, 2016 0 comments

One of my goals throughout my whole life (has been) to literally walk on another planet,” said Connor Lynch ’17. “It’s what I’ve always wanted to do.”

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Researchers find link between cognitive impairment, epilepsy

March 8, 2016 0 comments

Researchers from Rhode Island Hospital have found a link between cognitive impairment and epilepsy.

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Fact and fiction in “Interstellar”

February 24, 2015 0 comments

“Interstellar” is a must-see film for its grand visual effects and far out ideas that bend space, time and the filmgoer’s mind.