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BrainGate consortium develops new approach of brain-to-text communication through handwriting

News, Science & Research

BrainGate consortium develops new approach of brain-to-text communication through handwriting

June 16, 2021 0 comments

In a May study published in Nature, the BrainGate research consortium — which includes researchers from Brown, Stanford University and Case Western Reserve University — presented a new system of brain-to-text communication via attempted handwriting, which turns thought into text through brain implants.

The University previously hosted its first on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinic May 17. All students planning to return to campus for the 2021-22 academic year must be vaccinated by the fall semester.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

University to require all employees, on-campus students to receive COVID-19 vaccine by July 1

May 20, 2021 7 comments

The University will require that all employees and all students engaged in on-campus activities receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 1, according to a May 20 letter sent to the Brown community by President Christina Paxson P’19.

The winners of the Brown Venture Prize receive $25,000 for first place, $15,000 for second place and $10,000 for third, along with mentoring and networking opportunities

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Virtual 2021 Brown Venture Prize awards $50,000 total to three start-up teams

April 5, 2021 0 comments

The winners of the 2021 Brown Venture Prize were announced following a virtual finalist pitch night on March 25. The BVP is designed to provide resources that assist the growth of ventures led by Brown students, said Executive Director of the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship Danny Warshay ’87. 

The annual Salomon Faculty Research Award recognizes "excellence in scholarship," VP for Research Jill Pipher said.

News, University News

2021 Salomon Awards grant funds 16 projects

March 30, 2021 0 comments

The Office of the Vice President for Research announced 16 recipients of the 2021 Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards Mar. 10.

University researchers monitor effects of COVID-19 vaccines in nursing home residents

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University researchers monitor effects of COVID-19 vaccines in nursing home residents

March 15, 2021 1 comment

A University researcher is leading a national effort to track vaccine adverse events in nursing home residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

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 1 comment

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.

News, Science & Research

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.

News, University News

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.

Science & Research

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.