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Four U. studies under federal investigation

Updated Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 9:30 p.m. Four research projects led by Brown faculty members are under investigation by the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, as part of a series of inquiries into grant selection details ­— including the names of peer reviewers — related to about ...

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Cobb reassesses civil rights history in talk

Much of the public perception of the 1960s civil rights movement is skewed and needs to be readdressed, said Charles Cobb, a civil rights scholar and visiting associate professor of Africana studies, during a book talk Tuesday. Providence community members and students gathered to hear Cobb discuss ...

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Forum explores health, urban planning ties

Some residential neighborhoods in Providence do not have sidewalks, which is problematic, said Peter Asen, director of the Providence Healthy Communities Office, during the public forum Place Matters: Design for Population Health. The forum, which focused on the importance of creating infrastructure ...

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Herbarium plants its roots in BioMed Center

Perhaps the most visually striking feature of the the University Herbarium is its angular, zigzagging  glass wall that projects into a second-floor hallway of the BioMedical Center. The herbarium — a collection of over 100,000 specimens of dried and pressed plants, algae, mosses and fungi — opened ...

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Alum advocates greater focus on entrepreneurship

At Brown, making money is a taboo subject, as most students don’t want to talk about pursuing their passion for profit. But making money isn’t a bad thing, Chief Technology Officer at Delphix Adam Leventhal ’01 told an audience of around 40 students and faculty members at a lecture Wednesday in ...

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Video aims to prevent opioid overdoses

The terms “opioids,” “naloxone” and “rescue breathing” are unknown to many, but the makers behind “Staying Alive On the Outside” are looking to change that.  “Staying Alive,” an educational video on drug overdose prevention, serves as both a narrative about the deadly effects of ...

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Infectious disease outbreaks rising, study shows

Though Ebola has dominated mainstream media attention recently,  the total number of infectious disease outbreaks worldwide has been climbing since 1980, according to a new study published by Brown researchers in the current issue of the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.  Though the rate of ...

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Dennery appointed chair of pediatrics

Phyllis Dennery will become the chair of pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School and pediatrician-in-chief and medical director at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in April, the University and Lifespan announced this month. Dennery is currently the chief of the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Services ...

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Norrby offers look inside Nobel selection process

“Science is driven by human beings and their strengths and weaknesses,” renowned scientist Erling Norrby told a nearly full Sidney Frank 220 Friday afternoon. Norrby, a virologist who has served on the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, and is now Lord Chamberlain in Waiting at the Royal ...

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‘Giant kangaroos’ may have walked

Though hopping is the kangaroo’s trademark feature, a prehistoric family of kangaroos may have once walked on two feet, according to a new study by Professor of Biology Christine Janis. Janis has been looking at bones all her life. Growing up, she was always picking them up and playing with them ...

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