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Articles by Riley Davis (56)

Science & Research

Women, minorities face implicit biases in CS

November 19, 2015 4 comments

When Paige Stoermer ’16 walked into her first introductory computer science class she had one question: Where were all the women?

Science & Research

Researchers explore protein with potential link to cancer

October 29, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Department of Molecular Biology researchers are investigating a protein thought to be associated with degenerative diseases Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Science & Research

Study examines effectiveness of antidepressant drugs

October 15, 2015 Comments are Disabled

The efficacy of antidepressants over placebos is a long-standing question in the practice of psychiatry.

Science & Research

DNA sequencing company unravels

October 1, 2015 Comments are Disabled

The Providence-based DNA sequencing company Nabsys is shutting its doors after nearly eight years in operation.

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Student participation in CLPS studies may skew research pool

September 17, 2015 Comments are Disabled

As students pair down course lists, many of those who decide to take courses in CLPS will be asked to participate in research subject pools.

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Website offers new path to research funding

November 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled

As an alternative to applying for research grants, some Brown community members have begun using to fund their research projects.

Science & Research

CPR training prepares students to save lives

November 17, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Cross one hand over the other. Interlace the fingers from your top hand onto your palm. Set your shoulders and elbows straight, and push.

Research spotlight: Computer program digitizes historic art

Science & Research

Research spotlight: Computer program digitizes historic art

November 17, 2014 1 comment

The Garibaldi Panorama is a 273-foot, double-sided watercolor painting that depicts the life of Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian general and politician.

Infectious disease outbreaks rising, study shows

Science & Research

Infectious disease outbreaks rising, study shows

November 3, 2014 1 comment

Though Ebola has dominated mainstream media attention recently, the total number of infectious disease outbreaks worldwide has been climbing since 1980.

Erling Norrby, a virologist who has served on the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, discussed the yearly process of evaluating nominations for the prize and the award’s broader significance in the scientific community Friday. Norrby used Watson and Crick’s discovery of the double helix as an example of the innovative methods of scientific research.

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Norrby offers look inside Nobel selection process

October 27, 2014 Comments are Disabled

“Science is driven by human beings and their strengths and weaknesses,” renowned scientist Erling Norrby told a nearly full Sidney Frank 220 Friday.