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BIBS fundraising propels faculty hiring forward

The Brown Institute for Brain Sciences has surpassed the halfway mark of its $50 million fundraising goal outlined in 2012 as part of a plan authorized by then-Provost Mark Schlissel. BIBS has hired four new faculty members and has plans to recruit two more over the coming year — one in cognitive ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 8, 2014

Researchers increase speed of bone production by sorting fat A team of Brown researchers, led by Hetal Marble GS, recently developed a new system for sorting fat tissue based on cells’ ability to become bone, according to a University press release. The team also applied to patent this new method. Fat ...


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Blood pressure runs high near major roadways

Postmenopausal women who live close to major roadways may suffer from high blood pressure more than do women in less-trafficked areas, according to the findings of a new study that included University faculty and a Brown graduate student among its many authors. The study was published Oct. 1 in the ...


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Mobility-impaired individuals more likely to smoke

Individuals with mobility impairments are more likely to be smokers and less likely to quit, according to a recent study by University researchers. “Nobody put the two together,” said Belinda Borrelli, adjunct professor of psychiatry and human behavior, who conceptualized the idea behind the study ...


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Science DUGs promote laid-back learning

Students discussed science and math as they chomped on pizza during the semester’s first departmental undergraduate group meetings held over the past few weeks. DUGs hold a long tradition of enriching students’ college experiences with friendships, free food and academic discussions that take place ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 1, 2014

Chronic pain medication can cause doctor-patient conflict As the American health care system faces public scrutiny for alleged over-prescription of opioids and other drugs for chronic pain, a recent study conducted by University researchers examined the impact of chronic opioid use on patients and ...


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Panel talks future of brain research

A panel of alumni and faculty experts discussed the impact and future of the growing field of brain research Saturday morning as part of the University’s 250th anniversary celebrations. The event, held in Salomon 101, attracted a crowd of around 200 people. “Neuroscience is so exciting because ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Sept. 24, 2014

Appearances deceiving in salt marsh recovery  Once-depleted salt marshes in Cape Cod may be growing green and tall now, but that does not mean they are protecting the land from erosion, according to a new study by University researchers. These results concern ecologists because “the metric of a ...


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Students join in record-setting march

Updated Monday, Sept. 22 at 11:45 p.m. When Dawn King, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies, asked her class how many students were planning to attend this weekend’s People’s Climate March in New York, the response “inspired” her, she said. Sixty percent of her class was planning ...


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Sex, bullying linked in girls, study suggests

The sexual double standard — the concept that women are more highly criticized for sexual activity than men are — may play a role in bullying victimization among high school girls, according to a new study led by a team of  University researchers. “Sexually active girls have 2.27 times the odds ...






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