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PETA president discusses animal pain and suffering

Pictures of adorable animals filled Barus and Holley 166 Tuesday during a lecture delivered by Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Newkirk spoke to an audience of nearly 50 during a lecture hosted by the Brown Vegetarian Society. Newkirk began ...


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Study explores text message health service

Across the country, the mobile health movement — mHealth — seeks to provide medical attention to communities with restricted access to health care. But the desirability of some of these mobile health care tools remains unknown, spurring researchers to examine the prevention of adolescent mental ...


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Cancer drug could help treat heart problems

A class of drugs originally developed to treat cancer may also help reduce the risk of death after a heart attack, a new study by University researchers suggests. Cardiologists at the Alpert Medical School administered different types of the cancer drugs — c-SRC inhibitors — to mice that had developed ...


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Science & Research Roundup: March 12, 2014

Professor honored for research on biology of autism Eric Morrow, assistant professor of biology, psychiatry and human behavior, has received the Society of Biological Psychiatry’s A.E. Bennett Research Award for his work on the biological processes behind autism, according to a University press release. Morrow’s ...


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Focus on health may reduce reincarceration

Incarceration is a vicious cycle analogous to a fly getting stuck to flypaper, said Josiah Rich, professor of medicine and epidemiology and lead author of a recent paper on prisoner health. One brush with prison, and it becomes hard to get unstuck, he said, noting the high rate of repeat incarceration ...


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New computer model could help stem HIV spread

American policymakers have a potent new tool to combat the spread of HIV. It’s not a vaccine or a miracle cure, but instead a newfound way to implement the strategies already known to work. A team of epidemiologists, including University researchers, published a paper this month in the journal Health ...


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Panel discusses bias in STEM fields

Breaking down the barriers that women face in science, technology, engineering and math fields “has to be a movement,” said Jean King, professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as part of a panel on women in STEM fields Tuesday evening. The panel discussion, entitled ...


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Exhibits showcase U. research, scientific innovation

From biology to physics, robotics to design, Sidney Frank Hall for Life Sciences to Prince Engineering Laboratory, the sciences at Brown threw open their doors this weekend and welcomed visitors of all ages, backgrounds and interests into the vast array of experiences that science at Brown offers. With ...


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Study probes attention-memory link

When children engage certain attentional mechanisms, their IQ scores no longer predict how well they remember what they have seen, according to a new study by University researchers published online this month in the journal Cognition. This finding emerged from the work of researchers in the Department ...


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Science & Research Roundup: March 5, 2014

Researchers determine binding structure of PP1 New research offers predictions for how protein phosphatase 1 — a protein necessary for turning on and off a wide range of biological processes — binds to 43 of its approximately 200 suspected targets. The predictions were derived from structures ...


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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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