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Science & Research

Vaccinated individuals no longer need to quarantine after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 but must get tested four days after exposure.

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown sees peak in asymptomatic, positive COVID-19 cases since Aug. 2020

September 13, 2021 1 comment

The University reported 70 positive COVID-19 cases through the asymptomatic testing program from Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Dashboard  as of Sunday afternoon.

The Advance-CTR program supports early-career researchers, especially those who seek to apply research in the lab to real world outcomes.

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Brown-based Advance Center for Translational Research receives $19.9M in federal funding

September 8, 2021 0 comments

Last month, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded the University’s Advance Clinical and Translational Research program a $19.9M grant. This grant provides additional funding following an initial sum received in 2016.  

Rexy Josh Dorado ’14 (left) and Roland Ros (right) co-founded Kumu in 2018 after working together on a social venture Dorado started at Brown.

Kumu co-founder Rexy Josh Dorado ’14 named Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, discusses connecting Filipino diaspora through social media

July 22, 2021 1 comment

Inside the app Kumu — named after the Filipino phrase “Kumusta ka” or “how are you,” users are greeted by a bright blue tarsier mascot, encouraging members to participate in one of its many popular game shows or to gift virtual coins to a livestreamer.

FDA approval of new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, developed in part by Brown researchers, mired in controversy

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FDA approval of new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, developed in part by Brown researchers, mired in controversy

July 20, 2021 0 comments

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug Aduhelm for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease June 7 through its accelerated approval pathway.

Due to low numbers of positive COVID-19 cases on campus, the University plans to reserve a smaller amount of spaces for quarantine housing in the fall and remove restrictions on visitors to campus beginning Aug. 15.

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown lifts restrictions on library seating, University-sponsored travel, will reduce quarantine housing, limitations on visitors

July 18, 2021 0 comments

The University has further lifted restrictions on density requirements on campus and on international travel and will make additional changes in housing capacity and campus visitor policy by the fall semester, as the number of community members testing positive for COVID-19 each week remains at a minimum.

Brown researchers find political partisanship greatest predictive factor of COVID-19 safe behaviors

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Brown researchers find political partisanship greatest predictive factor of COVID-19 safe behaviors

July 16, 2021 0 comments

Neither perceived risk nor actual risk of COVID-19 infection predict rates of mask wearing and social distancing, according to a study published by researchers from the University’s Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences department in June.

Brown neuroscience lab devises novel guidelines to measure, study negative effects of mindfulness-based meditation

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Brown neuroscience lab devises novel guidelines to measure, study negative effects of mindfulness-based meditation

July 8, 2021 0 comments

Though mindfulness programs offer promising treatment paths for many, tools for researchers to examine their potential pitfalls have remained underdeveloped, according to Willoughby Britton, director of the University’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.

OpenMind consortium accelerates creation of neurostimulation devices to sense, record brain activity

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OpenMind consortium accelerates creation of neurostimulation devices to sense, record brain activity

July 7, 2021 0 comments

University researchers — along with teams at the University of California, San Francisco, Mayo Clinic and Oxford — have come together to establish the OpenMind neural communications consortium.

The researchers behind the study, including first author Zhenghong Dai GS, increased perovskite solar cell usage time from 700 to 4000 hours.

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Brown researchers shine new light on solar cell design

June 24, 2021 1 comment

In the bustling laboratories of the School of Engineering, a team of innovative material scientists work to create a brighter, more sustainably powered tomorrow. Their recently published advancements to improve the durability of perovskite solar cells promise to advance renewable energy and solar technology.

Class of 2021 senior theses highlight important issues in Asian, Asian American communities

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Class of 2021 senior theses highlight important issues in Asian, Asian American communities

June 21, 2021 1 comment

This spring, several Brown seniors focused their senior theses on exploring pertinent issues faced by Asian and Asian-American communities around the world.