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Science & Research Roundup: Dec. 3, 2014

Study probes helmet efficacy Though the two sports go by the same name, men’s and women’s lacrosse differ significantly. In the former, both protective gear and injuries are common and in the latter, little protective gear is worn and though injuries are rarer, they still occur. This difference ...


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Website offers new path to research funding

Brown community members are using crowdsourced funding websites to raise money for personal causes, nonprofit organizations and now scientific research, thanks to experiment.com — the Kickstarter of the academic world. As an alternative to applying for research grants, some Brown community members ...


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Thinking about cravings may combat obesity

Thinking about the long-term health effects of eating unhealthful foods may be a useful way to combat cravings, according to a study led by Kathryn Demos, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior. She presented her findings as part of Obesity Week 2014, which took place Nov. 2-7. Obesity ...


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Diabetes, heart disease share genetic origins

Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease may share the same genetic origin, according to a recent study that integrated data collected from over 15,000 women and was conducted by University researchers. Researchers examined the genomes — or entire set of genes — of  the white, black and Hispanic ...


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CPR training prepares students to save lives

Cross one hand over the other. Interlace the fingers from your top hand onto your palm. Set your shoulders and elbows straight, and push. These are the basic steps that comprise hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, an American Heart Association recognized method of CPR. Brown Emergency Medical ...


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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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