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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 0 comments

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.

Between May 30 and June 12, there were no positive COVID-19 cases reported among students and staff through the University’s asymptomatic testing program.

COVID-19 Updates, News

Pre-college students begin ‘highly structured’ first summer session, required to test twice a week regardless of vaccination status

June 20, 2021 0 comments

High school students enrolled in Brown’s Pre-College summer programs began moving into their on-campus dorms this past weekend. They are required to partake in asymptomatic testing, and the University has worked to keep the program’s testing and dining services separate from on-campus University students.

BrainGate consortium develops new approach of brain-to-text communication through handwriting

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BrainGate consortium develops new approach of brain-to-text communication through handwriting

June 16, 2021 0 comments

In a May study published in Nature, the BrainGate research consortium — which includes researchers from Brown, Stanford University and Case Western Reserve University — presented a new system of brain-to-text communication via attempted handwriting, which turns thought into text through brain implants.