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Science & Research

David Kertzer ’69 uncovered previously unknown documents detailing conversations between Pope Pius XII and other Vatican officials during his visit to the archives this spring.

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From within the Vatican walls: Brown professor unveils insights into the history of the pope during the Holocaust

October 22, 2020 0 comments

On the morning of March 2, a group of researchers gathered outside of a gate in Vatican City. They were waiting to view the archives of Pope Pius XII, a collection of documents that had been sealed since the end of his pontificate in 1958 and have only now been opened to scholars under the current Pope Francis.

The new Cancer Center, a collaboration between the University and Lifespan, promotes the development of new cancer treatments through ongoing research.

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New U. Cancer Center aims to expand research, serve broad patient community

October 18, 2020 0 comments

The creation of the Cancer Center at Brown University was announced last month and is aimed at promoting research into the biological foundations, community impact and clinical treatment of cancer.

Cress Health has created the Callie app for mental health, aimed at the younger population, which employs methods of journaling and reflection on a person’s health.

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Cress Health provides mental wellness through mobile application

October 13, 2020 0 comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fill hospitals with patients, healthcare workers battle the virus while trying to maintain their own mental health. Cress Health, a mental wellness company, seeks to help address burnout among healthcare workers.

Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

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Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

October 8, 2020 0 comments

The college experience is an innately social one, drawing students, faculty and all community members to interact together. Now, with health and safety concerns at the forefront, physically communing on campus and forming relationships in person have been restricted.

Students living on and off-campus are completing asymptomatic COVID-19 tests at the Olney Margolies Athletic Center or One Davol Square and symptomatic tests at the Health Services unit at Minden Hall.

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From Brown to Broad and back again: the journey of the COVID-19 swab test samples

October 4, 2020 0 comments

Each week, the University and its testing partners process over 10,000 samples, most of which are collected on campus, then shipped beyond the state to laboratories in Massachusetts. Despite the distance, results circle back to students in about a day.

‘We’re facing a tipping point:’ Cybersecurity in the age of COVID-19

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‘We’re facing a tipping point:’ Cybersecurity in the age of COVID-19

October 1, 2020 0 comments

In the rush to transition many aspects of our daily lives online — attending virtual lectures, working a full-time job from home and communicating over social media — one issue has risen to the forefront of local and global concerns: cybersecurity. 

Convalescent plasma, which is being used in these trials, uses antibodies to fight off viruses.

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COVID-19 blood-based treatment clinical trials come to Rhode Island

October 1, 2020 0 comments

Rhode Island Hospital has teamed up with researchers at Johns Hopkins University to test the effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy as a potential early treatment for COVID-19.

TeleHealth Access for Seniors, a nonprofit, provides smart devices to low-income and elderly patients across the country, helping them remain connected with health services, as well as family and friends.

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TeleHealth Access for Seniors provides senior citizens with smart devices to access health care, contact family

September 29, 2020 0 comments

TeleHealth Access for Seniors, a nonprofit, provides smart devices to low-income and elderly patients across the country, helping them remain connected with health services, as well as family and friends.  

Predicting outcomes of COVID-19: Brown professors describe the ‘art’ of drawing the curve in epidemiological modeling

COVID-19 Updates, News

Predicting outcomes of COVID-19: Brown professors describe the ‘art’ of drawing the curve in epidemiological modeling

September 28, 2020 0 comments

Picture thousands of undergraduate students unpacking their bags at an isolated Brown University campus free from outside contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In this simplified scenario, a certain number of these students are carrying stowaway SARS-CoV-2 particles.

Brown and Rhode Island Department of Health use interviews, mobile app for contact tracing

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Brown and Rhode Island Department of Health use interviews, mobile app for contact tracing

September 22, 2020 0 comments

From personal logs to phone applications and software, many methods of contact tracing are being put to use at the University, state and national levels to track COVID-19 infections.