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Mars team ready to analyze planet’s surface

The Curiosity rover may have landed on the Red Planet months ago, but the work of the researchers on the science team — including Ralph Milliken MS ’03 PhD ’06, assistant professor of geological sciences — is far from over. The NASA Mars Science Laboratory Rover mission aims to probe at the ...


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Severe flu virus hits nation early this year

During a lecture to his BIOL 0530: “Principles of Immunology” students last semester, Richard Bungiro, lecturer in biology, invited workers from Health Services on stage to inject him with this year’s influenza vaccine. “I guess you could call it a publicity stunt,” he said. After class, ...


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Study finds smoking worsens hangovers

On your next night at the Whiskey Republic, leave the cigarettes at home — smoking could lead to a worse hangover, according to a new study from Brown’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. The research was published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs earlier this month. To conduct ...


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U. will not back retraction of prof’s study

The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will not retract a controversial study authored in 2001 by former Brown professor Martin Keller, according to a letter written by Andres Martin, the journal’s editor, last month. The Keller study, commonly referred to as Study ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Jan. 23, 2013

Transfusions may harm heart attack patients Blood transfusions delivered to heart attack patients may increase their risk of death, according to a study led by cardiology fellow Saurav Chatterjee published last month in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Physicians often provide blood transfusions ...


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Four faculty members named science fellows

Four faculty members were selected as 2012 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science last month. Provost Mark Schlissel P'15, Professor of Medical Science Julie Kauer, Professor of Computer Science Roberto Tamassia and writer-in-residence Cornelia Dean '69 will be recognized ...


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Collection puts African history on display

Starting today, collections of African artwork arranged by an archaeology department class are on display in the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. Rachel Engmann, a postdoctoral fellow at the Joukowsky Institute, instructed a class this fall entitled ARCH 1615: "Art/Artifact: ...


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Film discusses downsides to volunteerism

  "A Part of the World," a short documentary released online today, uses the story of Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Lisa Denny's medical aid efforts in Haiti to explore the moral question of how volunteers can help without causing harm. The film traces Denny's path to working ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Nov. 14, 2012

Sperm size may predict swimming ability Penis size may not matter for reproductive success, but sperm size may make all the difference, according to a study published last month in the journal Human Reproduction. The research team, led by University postdoctoral researcher Jim Mossman during his doctoral ...






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