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‘Geographic lens’ may be key to HIV prevention

Geography may be the key to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. In a new paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, Amy Nunn, assistant professor of medicine, argues HIV should be tackled through a “geographic lens” — one that focuses on regionally targeted treatment and ...


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Whitehouse urges action on climate change

The United States needs to wake up to the issue of climate change, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told approximately 75 students, faculty members and community members Monday afternoon. The crowd gathered in Salomon 101 to hear his lecture after the Public Health Research Day poster session, during which ...


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Science & Research Roundup: April 9, 2014

A strong and ductile steel A group of University engineers have developed a new method of creating steel that makes it stronger while preserving its ductility, according to a University press release. The method, described in a paper published this month in the journal Nature Communications, was established ...


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Lab explores implications of fungal sex

In a laboratory on the fifth floor of the Biomedical Center, a group of University researchers carefully observes sexual acts that have never before been witnessed by humans. Associate Professor of Biology Richard Bennett investigates the sexual cycle of Candida yeasts, a group of unicellular fungi ...


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Energy savings rise with campus competition

Last month, Brown students saved $4,448 and 34,216 kilowatt-hours — more than three times the energy saved in past years — by changing habits of energy consumption in the Brown EcoReps fourth annual energy-saving intra-campus competition, Brown Unplugged: Do It in the Dark. First-year residence ...


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Speaker calls for global access to health care

“We are not the leaders of tomorrow, we are the leaders of now,” Samson Njolomole, external relations manager for Partners in Health, told his audience of about 50 Saturday. The talk, sponsored by Brown’s chapter of PIH, focused on bringing health care to Malawi, the country in southeast Africa ...


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Prof. pushes for release of Vioxx documents

New documents may be released concerning Vioxx, a prescription drug that has come under fire in the past few years for its correlation with negative health effects, after litigation efforts by David Egilman, clinical professor of family medicine.  A Kentucky court ruling last week granted Egilman ...


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Science & Research Roundup: April 2, 2014

Grad students win competition for decoding brain activity Two graduate students, Ali Arslan GS and James Niemeyer GS, were named first- and second-place winners, respectively, of the Brown Institute for Brain Science’s inaugural brain computation competition March 20, according to a University press ...


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BELL offers ‘experiential’ learning

While some high school students may spend their spring breaks sunning on a beach or sleeping late over family vacations, 30 high school students traveled to Kamuela and South Kona, Hawaii with the Brown Environmental Leadership Lab. Through BELL, founded in 2002, high school students are given the opportunity ...


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Future space missions explored

Researchers and astronauts gathered to address the future of human space travel at the Microsymposium 55 conference held in Texas March 15 and 16. The conference featured speakers from the University, Russia’s Vernadsky Institute and the Brown-MIT NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute. Conference ...


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Biology professor wins prestigious Catholic award

Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller ’70 P’02 will receive the 2014 Laetare Medal, widely regarded as the most prestigious honor for an American Catholic, the University of Notre Dame announced yesterday. The medal, given by Notre Dame and established in 1883, is awarded annually to one person “whose ...


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Science & Research Roundup: March 19, 2014

Researchers explore solutions for shallow water energy harvesting A group of University researchers, led by Assistant Professor of Engineering Shreyas Mandre, has developed a hydrofoil water wing that may allow for the harvesting of tidal power in shallow conditions, according to a University press ...


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Partial cells could tell whole story

Intact blood cells may no longer be needed to understand the composition of human blood samples, according to a recent study led by William Accomando PhD’13, who is now a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health.  This research could eventually be used to help monitor HIV patients ...





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