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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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NSF awards U. researchers $1.75 million grant

Researchers at Brown recently received a $1.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Centers for Chemical Innovation Program to study whether carbon dioxide can be used in place of fossil fuels in the production of industrial chemicals. The multidisciplinary, multi-institutional project ...


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Panel talks intersection of science, art

Five artists and scientists spoke Tuesday evening as part of a Brain Storm panel about the connection between science and art. Produced by the Everett Company, the speakers discussed how they had integrated science and art within their own careers and how the two can be combined in science education. The ...


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Researchers use fruit flies to investigate seizures

Tiny fruit flies may hold the key to unlocking the mysteries behind certain diseases. University researchers, in collaboration with researchers at the University of California at Irvine, used a technique known as homologous recombination to model temperature-dependent seizures - known as febrile seizures ...


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Talk identifies science communication barriers

The country's lack of interdisciplinary infrastructure prevents scientists from effectively communicating their work, a job made urgent by the growing ethical, legal and social implications of emerging developments in science, said Dietram Scheufele, chair of science communication at the University ...


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Nobel laureate debunks radiation myths

Nobel Prize laureate Professor of Physics Leon Cooper addressed the public perception of radiation's effect in a discussion sponsored by the Triple Helix publication at the Brown Bookstore yesterday. "Public response to radiation is one of exaggerated fear," Cooper said. He pointed out that people do ...


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Photon research offers promise for tech field

Editor's note: This article contains a number of passages that presented as direct quotations language that differed from the wording originally used by the individuals quoted. In addition, several of these quotes and paraphrased information attributed to the sources was factually inaccurate. The article ...


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U. celebrates discovery of Higgs boson particle

Triggered by this July's discovery of a Higgs boson-like particle, five University professors provided insight into their involvement in one of particle physics' most momentous achievements during the "Discovery of a Higgs boson" event Tuesday night. Students, faculty and members of the public filled ...


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Study links oral health to pancreatic cancer

Failing to floss may have consequences far worse than cavities, according to an international study led by Dominique Michaud, associate professor of epidemiology. The study, published Sept. 18 in the journal Gut, found a twofold increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with high levels of antibodies ...






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