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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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Study links mental health to bullying

The likelihood of a child being a bully triples if the child has a mental health disorder, according to a study conducted by Frances Turcotte-Benedict GS, a teaching fellow in pediatric emergency medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Turcotte-Benedict presented her results at the national conference ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 31, 2012

  Prof. explains blue skin condition The phenomenon of skin turning blue has been associated with the consumption of silver for years, but the connection between the color and the element was never clear until now. Brown professors have figured out the process underlying this rare condition known ...


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Study investigates alcohol intervention

Though computer-delivered alcohol interventions can have short-term benefits, they are not as effective as face-to-face interventions in reducing college students' alcohol consumption in the long term, according to a recent study led by Kate Carey, professor of behavioral and social sciences at Brown. ...






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