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Michael J. Frank was one of two recipients awarded the $75,000 Troland Research award. The award honors early career research to further empirical investigations in experimental psychology.

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University Professor Michael J. Frank named one of two 2021 Troland Research Award recipients

February 22, 2021 0 comments

Michael J. Frank, professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences and director of the Carney Center for Computational Brain Science, was named one of two recipients of the Troland Research Award last month. 

The study, aimed at filling gaps in research about passenger cars, found that opening windows, even partially or intermittently, can improve airflow and reduce chances of COVID-19 transmission.

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Brown researchers study airflow, COVID-19 transmission in passenger cars

February 11, 2021 0 comments

By studying vehicle airflow patterns, University researchers showed that opening windows opposite the side where a person is sitting in a car can help passengers reduce COVID-19 transmission. 

So far, Rhode Island has administered over 66,000 vaccines, including over 16,000 vaccines from Lifespan. Most vaccines administered by Lifespan have gone to its employees.

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Lifespan COVID-19 vaccination program administers Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

January 25, 2021 0 comments

The Lifespan health system received a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna on Dec. 14 and Dec. 22, respectively. Two physicians who received both vaccine doses through the program spoke with The Herald about their experiences.

University scientists have developed a two-step filtration system, employing engineered E.Coli bacteria and membrane technology to remove arsenic and lead from water.

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EPA-funded researchers develop bacteria-based water filtration system

November 11, 2020 0 comments

A group of University researchers, funded in part by the Environmental Protection Agency, are developing living filters to sanitize drinking water.

A dial indicates to users how risky a given activity is. Researchers hope that the MyCOVIDRisk app will impact behavior of people under 40, who tend to adhere less to COVID-19 guidelines and be more online.

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MyCOVIDRisk app considers user behavior to calculate risk of contracting COVID-19

November 4, 2020 0 comments

As the threat of COVID-19 infection continues to loom over everyday activities, two University researchers created a free and accessible app called MyCOVIDRisk to help people quantify their risk of infection from specific activities and use that information to mitigate risk through their behavior. 

EXCITE is designed to measure the radiation absorption and emission of very hot planets, which may shed light on planet composition.

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Brown researchers contribute critical components to EXCITE telescope

October 25, 2020 1 comment

Beyond the bounds of Earth’s solar system, exoplanets revolve in space and are the target planets of ongoing research efforts, including those of Professor of Physics Gregory Tucker. Tucker is leading a team of Brown students to build key parts of the Exoplanet Climate Infrared Telescope, aptly referred to as EXCITE. 

Health and Education for All, a humanitarian and health care non-profit founded by Associate Professor of Surgery Ruahul Abid, was nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Science & Research

Nonprofit organization founded by Brown professor receives nomination for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

September 21, 2020 0 comments

Associate Professor of Surgery Ruhul Abid is one of 318 candidates in the world to receive a nomination for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for his nonprofit organization Health and Education for All.

Brown assistant professor co-leads ongoing investigation on link between hair-loss causing hormones, COVID-19

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Brown assistant professor co-leads ongoing investigation on link between hair-loss causing hormones, COVID-19

April 23, 2020 0 comments

In an ongoing, international effort co-led by University Assistant Professor of Dermatology Carlos Wambier, researchers are looking into the potential relationship between androgen, a class of male sex hormones that include testosterone, and infection from COVID-19.

Brown researchers show efficacy of Unwinding Anxiety app among medical professionals

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Brown researchers show efficacy of Unwinding Anxiety app among medical professionals

April 16, 2020 0 comments

As physicians face new challenges fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the frontlines, a new study out of Brown’s Mindfulness Center suggests an app could help physicians manage anxiety in the future.

Professors and former Ph.D. students in Brown’s Wong Lab advanced modern understandings of cancer treatment and screenings through cell-transition research and 3D imaging techniques.

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Brown researchers develop new 3D imaging technique to provide insight on cellular mechanical forces

April 9, 2020 0 comments

In a joint effort by the Brown University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, researchers developed an improved 3D imaging method to better understand the epithelial-mesenchymal transition in cells which is implicated in cancer spread, or metastasis.