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Answers to cuffing season’s biggest questions: The science of looking for love

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Answers to cuffing season’s biggest questions: The science of looking for love

December 4, 2019 0 comments

Students have begun to indulge in scrumptious meals, bright decorations and festive jingles in the early days of this holiday season.

University researchers analyzed images from CRISM to identify hydrated silica at the Jezero crater on the red planet. The Mars 2020 rover will retrieve samples from the site for further analysis.

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Fossilizing mineral found at 2020 Mars rover landing site

November 22, 2019 0 comments

Identifying life on Mars may be within reach thanks to University researchers’ new findings of hydrated silica on the red planet.

Alex Trebek (left) appeared visibly moved by Dhruv Gaur’s ’21 (right) gesture of support during the Final Jeopardy round in the Tournament of Champions. Gaur’s actions went viral, and a CBS representative invited him to appear on the Ellen Show.

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Gaur ’21 appears on Ellen show after viral ‘Jeopardy!’ response

November 15, 2019 0 comments

In the semifinals of the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions Nov. 11, contestant Dhruv Gaur ’21 may have left with only five dollars in his pocket, but he garnered nationwide appreciation for his Final Jeopardy answer.

Is Brown the ‘Happy Ivy?’ Experts weigh in on Herald poll results

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Is Brown the ‘Happy Ivy?’ Experts weigh in on Herald poll results

November 5, 2019 0 comments

Brown is widely known for its unusually happy community, but research has struggled to capture and understand what makes students happy.

‘Portal-ble’ uses a smartphone and sensor to recreate people’s hands in a virtual world. Users can handle virtual objects and draw pictures in their surroundings.

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‘Portal-ble’ reimagines reality by opening window into world of AR

October 25, 2019 0 comments

Imagine grabbing a block from a stack on a table, throwing a ball toward a caricature in your backyard in a game of Pokemon GO or lighting up a dim room — only to realize that the cubes, the ball, the Pokemon pal and the illuminating lantern do not actually exist.

Lorin Crawford received a PhD in biostatistics from Duke University before joining the University in 2017.

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University biostatistician Crawford excels in lab, mentorship

October 15, 2019 0 comments

If someone asked Lorin Crawford, an assistant professor of biostatistics, where he saw himself a decade after finishing high school, Crawford could not have guessed that in 2019, he would receive accolades including a spot in Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science.

The Big Bang Science Fair, which took place at WaterFire Saturday evening, included speakers, workshops and booth activities to engage community members in science and increase interest in STEM.

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Community science fair kindles curiosity in STEM

October 1, 2019 0 comments

Golden embers flickered and twirled, darting out of the flames that leaned over the Providence River where crowds had gathered under an assemblage of white, pop-up tents for the second annual Big Bang Science Fair late Saturday evening.

University Health Services advises against e-cig use

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University Health Services advises against e-cig use

September 24, 2019 0 comments

Following six deaths and more than 450 cases of lung illness among people who had habitually used e-cigarettes across the country, the University’s Health Services advised community members to avoid e-cigarettes and report any adverse effects.

Researchers discover new method of cell separation

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Researchers discover new method of cell separation

September 12, 2019 0 comments

University researchers have discovered how to separate cells containing fetal DNA from a mother’s cervical cells, a process that could eventually be used to help identify fetal disorders, according to Sumaiya Sayeed ’19.5 and Christina Bailey-Hytholt GS, researchers in the study.

A $12.5 million NIH grant will fund a new research center studying the links between substance abuse and chronic illness as part of the Center of Alcohol and Addiction Studies. Researchers will study abuse of alcohol, marijuana, opiods and smoking.

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$12.5 million grant funds new substance abuse research

September 6, 2019 0 comments

As substance abuse permeates the national conversation and Rhode Island continues to battle the opioid crisis, the University will further advance research into the connection between substance abuse and chronic illness using a $12.5 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Science.