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Sleep lab links alcoholism, mood to sleep

Everybody sleeps, yet we still know so little about why, what the brain does while we do or how it affects people’s behavior. Recent studies conducted bythe University’s joint sleep research lab with Bradley Hospital hope to answer some of these questions by identifying genes that control sleep ...

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University opens new mindfulness center

Beginning in the late 1970s, mindfulness moved from the ashram to the laboratory, where researchers began to study its effects on health. Brown has been at the forefront, having formally introduced a contemplative studies initiative and concentration over 10 years ago. Now, Brown is opening a new center ...

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Scientists map water distribution on lunar surface

Many people are unaware that water exists on the moon, but University scientists have gone far beyond corroborating this fact: They created a quantitative map of it. In a recent study, researchers used technology called the Moon Mineralogy Mapper to analyze not only the location of water on the moon, ...

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U. announces $5 million emergency research fund

Provost Richard Locke announced the creation of a $5 million emergency research fund March 28 that will be used to support research projects if government funding is suddenly cut. In such cases, researchers will be able to apply for access to money from the fund, which will ease the process of closing ...

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Computer science professor selected as Sloan Fellow

For the fourth year in a row, a faculty member in the computer science department has been awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship, which recognizes the work and promise of early-career scholars by awarding winners a two-year, $65,000 fellowship, according to its website. Tim Kraska, assistant professor ...

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U. researchers encourage community-based studies

When Alison Field, director of the Centers for Epidemiology and Environmental Health and chair of epidemiology, began working on the Growing Up Today Study in 1996, almost 17,000 children aged 9 to 14 enrolled. But as the study, which looks at the effects of diet and exercise on weight changes throughout ...

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