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Workshop targets science communication

“We are here to solve all of your communication woes,” said Annie Sherman Luke, managing editor for Newport Life Magazine, who spoke about how researchers can improve their communication skills Tuesday in the Science Center. The event kicked off a series of professional development programs called ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Feb. 26, 2014

Study explores weight loss motivation game A recent study of an online weight loss game found the site to be an effective weight loss tool, according to a Lifespan press release. DietBet, a gaming website designed to motivate users to lose weight, has players bet money on their own weight loss. Players ...


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Alum analyzes barnacle ecosystems

This April, the senior thesis-turned-research paper of Emily Lamb ’11 — which investigates barnacle behavior as influenced by temperature — will be published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Lamb began her research several years ago when she studied abroad in Chile and ...


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Undergrads develop passions across fields

When she is not pole vaulting for the track and field team or overseeing the Women’s Peer Counselor program at Brown, Hanna McPhee ’14 is doing what many other seniors are doing — completing her thesis. The only difference for McPhee is that when she encounters problems, she doesn’t have a department ...


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Bipolar patients prescribed multiple drugs

Though the effects of combining more than two medications to treat bipolar I disorder have never been examined scientifically, the average bipolar patient admitted to Butler Hospital in 2010 was on six different medications, according to a new study led by Lauren Weinstock, assistant professor of psychiatry ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Feb. 19, 2014

Professors win Sloan fellowships Two faculty members were selected for Sloan Research Fellowships this year and will receive $50,000 to continue their work in chemistry and computer science, according to a University press release. One of the recipients, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Wesley Bernskoetter, ...


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NASA selects student satellite for space launch

By 2017, people will be able to look into space and see a satellite created by Brown students shining as brightly as the North Star. The satellite, or “CubeSat,”  is a 10-centimeter-cubed satellite “about the size and weight of a grapefruit,” said Hannah Varner ’14, one of the leaders of ...


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Researchers map Jupiter’s moon

The first global map of the largest moon in the solar system — Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s moons — shows a sharp contrast between older cratered areas and newer, lighter terrain. The map was published last Wednesday after decades of research conducted by a team that included Brown professors and ...


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U. faces drop in research funding

External research funding to the University declined by about 17 percent in the fiscal year 2013, Provost Mark Schlissel P’15 said in a faculty meeting last week. Though total grant volume has fallen by 20 percent since 2011, Schlissel said it has increased by almost 7 percent so far in fiscal year ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Feb. 12, 2014

Gene prolongs aging in flies Until recently, researchers believed that mutations in the “I’m Not Dead Yet” gene, Indy, occurred only in laboratory fruit flies. But, as explained in a study published online Jan. 31 in the journal Aging, the mutation also exists in wild fruit flies, according to ...


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Modern-day marriages explored

Lina Fruzzetti, professor of anthropology, recently published a book entitled “When Marriages Go Astray: Choices Made, Choices Challenged.” Fruzzetti held a book signing Tuesday at the Brown Bookstore for her new work, which chronicles the tales of inter-caste and inter-religious marriages in Bishnupur, ...


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Panelists explore ways to aid asylum seekers

Tens of thousands of people flee their home countries every year to avoid persecution, seeking  asylum in the United States. But the United States does not grant asylum to all of these individuals because many of them lack hard evidence of abuse. For this reason, the Brown Human Rights Asylum Clinic ...





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