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Students found startup to improve rape kit testing

Richard Park ’16 and Bella Okiddy GS are spearheading a biotech startup that aims to improve rape kit testing for victims of sexual assault. The pair received funding from the Swearer Center for Public Service’s Embark Post-Graduate Fellowship, a one-year stipend to pursue altruistic business ventures, ...


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New technology offers faster wireless data exchange

New research led by a Brown graduate student and professor explores a new technology they believe has promise to be much faster than current communication signals such as Wi-Fi. The paper, published in Nature online Sept. 14, marks a significant contribution to telecommunications by creating a proof-of-concept ...


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Study sheds light on night screentime effects

Looking at bright screens before bed can impair sleep quality, especially among children between ages nine and 14.7, according to a study by University researchers, which was published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism last month. Headed by Professor of Psychiatry and Human ...


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Conference lets seniors reflect on passions

Serving as an opportunity for graduating seniors to share experiences and studies across their four years at Brown, the sixth annual Theories in Action conference will take place in various locations around campus Sunday. The conference will offer students a chance to present their theses, research ...


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Gene found to drive fertility in male mice

University biologists recently discovered a specific gene in human males that may be essential to sperm production later in life. In a study published in the February issue of the journal Stem Cells, researchers revealed that the loss of the protein TAF4b in male mice results in premature infertility. ...


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Research links HIV, smoking, relationships

HIV interventions should be expanded to incorporate relationship dynamics and involve smoking cessation methods, according to results from a study led by a University researcher. The study recruited male couples in its investigation of the association between smoking behavior, HIV disease management ...


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Study explores neuroscience of extroversion

An extrovert can be classified as one of two types: the “affiliative” people person who finds reward in connecting with others and the “agentic” high flyer who pursues social interactions in order to best advance his or her own goals. Differences between these two types may lie not just in personality ...


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Study examines EMA as research tool

Researchers affiliated with Butler Hospital and the Alpert Medical School investigated how ecological momentary assessment — a term that refers to data collection techniques that measure peoples’ symptoms and behaviors at a given moment — can be used to develop interventions for depression and ...


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Suglia '15: For the sake of science

Last summer, I spent my days knee-deep in mud, traipsing around doggedly through the marsh. Here I am with a lovely pair of Sesarma reticulata, or purple marsh crabs. They probably would have pried off a good chunk of my nose if I had let them get any closer to my face. Incidentally, if left to their ...


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Researchers tackle gaps in hepatitis C treatment

A program run by University researchers aims to quickly identify and provide comprehensive treatment for medically underserved patients who are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus, according to a new study published in the Feb. 14 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Hepatitis ...


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Making the most of shopping period

As shopping period came to a close Wednesday evening, so ended a two-week span of myriad educational choices for students — choices that can be both empowering and overwhelming. While the open curriculum affords a unique type of academic liberty to students, the underlying empirical merits and drawbacks ...


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Bullying, mental illness related, U. study finds

Children with mental health disorders — particularly depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are three times more likely to be identified as a bully, according to a recent study by University researchers in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The study shows that nearly ...





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