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System examines cancer proteins in 3-D

University researchers have employed a novel method to study Pannexin 1, a recently discovered protein that scientists believe may play a role in the spread of cancer. In an article published Jan. 20 in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team of researchers — consisting of Brian Bao MD'13, ...


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Grad unveils dinosaur wings

As an undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley, Ryan Carney, a PhD candidate, was the lead singer and songwriter for his  own punk rock band, said Kevin Padian, Carney's undergraduate thesis advisor and professor of integrative biology at Berkeley. As a Brown graduate student, ...


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Melanoma study raises red flag

Dermatologists have long promoted the ABCDs of melanoma detection­ — A for asymmetry, B for border irregularity, C for color variation and D for diameter larger than six millimeters. But a recent study on nodular melanoma — an aggressive subtype of the skin cancer — forced Martin ...


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Science professors receive fellowships

Three faculty members will be named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science next month, an honor that recognizes scientists' contributions to their fields over the course of their careers. Barry Connors, professor and chair of the department of neuroscience; Diane Lipscombe, ...


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Human enzyme keeps mice slim

A high-fat diet may not always pack on the pounds, new research from the Warren Alpert Medical School suggests. By successfully preventing weight gain in mice, researchers have shed light on obesity prevention in humans. The study was released online last week and will be published in the January 2012 ...


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Art for the sake of science

Science and art may appear to be distinct, but collaboration between the two, often born of necessity, makes it clear they are not mutually exclusive. The membrane between them becomes permeable in the case of data visualization, an area in which various efforts are underway on College Hill.


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Flash heat rocks earthquake physics

Rather than turning to broad-scale plate tectonics to investigate earthquakes, David Goldsby, associate professor of geological sciences, and Terry Tullis, professor emeritus of geological sciences, decided to take a closer look. Their study, published in this week's issue of the journal Science, examines ...


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An addict tries to kick the habit

During my last week of classes at Brown, I wrestled the fourth dimension and tried to travel back in time. For seven days, I vowed to stop using any technology that did not exist in 1988, the year the majority of the students in the class of 2010 were born. This meant no Internet, no e-mail, no text ...


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Editors' note

CYBORG. The word conjures up B-grade horror films. It's a word you'd expect to find in a work of science fiction from that anxious age between the invention of the computer and the day we became comfortable with smartphones in our pockets and GPS in our cars — when we realized technology might ...


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Diamonds and coal

A diamond to Providence. What a great little college town, and so appropriately named. Still, living somewhere with slightly less rainfall will be, well, divine. A diamond to Hermione. Now that we seventh-years are on the way out, I guess that means you'll be the new Quaffler or whatever on the quidditch ...


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The rise of the cyborg student

The University's website has received its fair share of criticism since its unveiling in 2006. It can be counter-intuitive, confusing and difficult to navigate. A new design is currently in development, to find what University administrators call a "better fit" for Brown. All of this is despite sifting ...






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