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Neil Sarkar (left) and Ira Wilson (right) co-lead a partnership to delve into the state’s healthcare system by accessing claims data.

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Claims database enhances health care research

January 23, 2020 0 comments

After securing access to Rhode Island’s All-Payer Claims Database through a partnership between Brown-based Advance Clinical and Translational Research and the Rhode Island Department of Health, five researchers now have the resources to ask questions about the state’s health care utilization.

Some island conifers may face extinction by 2070

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Some island conifers may face extinction by 2070

September 24, 2019 0 comments

Some trees like the Norfolk pine and other island-native conifers may become extinct by 2070 due to the effects of climate change, according to University research published this summer.

University class collaborates with private space company

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University class collaborates with private space company

March 8, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Last semester as part of a graduate-level seminar class, a group of students partnered with private space company OrbitBeyond to help plan for OrbitBeyond’s lunar rover launch in 2020.

Study suggests habits formed by repetition, not reward

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Study suggests habits formed by repetition, not reward

February 13, 2019 Comments are Disabled

A new computational study of habit formation co-authored by a University professor suggests that habits may be formed primarily out of repetition and are not necessarily based on the habit’s goal.

After receiving funding from the National Science Foundation, University neuroscientists are developing new tools in bioluminescence and optogenetics with the goals of “innovation, dissemination and education.”

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Bioluminescence researchers study neuronal activity, promote education

January 30, 2019 Comments are Disabled

A team of University researchers received funding from the National Science Foundation in August 2017 to develop bioluminescent tools that can be used to enhance methods of studying the brain; researchers atCentral Michigan University and the University of California, San Diego also received the funding.

Researchers design new brain implant

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Researchers design new brain implant

December 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Researchers have shown that an experimental brain implant allows individuals with paralysis to control a cursor on a tablet computer.

Tropical tree study uses satellite technology

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Tropical tree study uses satellite technology

October 29, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In a study of a species of brightly-flowering trees, a University professor used satellite imagery to observe how the trees’ population density affects their spread.

University researchers used worm models to challenge the idea that all ALS-affected neurons decay the same way.

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New worm models offer insight into ALS degeneration

October 19, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Brown researchers studying the degeneration of neurons in worm models with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis recently found that different types of neurons undergo different mechanisms of decay.