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Brown researchers show efficacy of Unwinding Anxiety app among medical professionals

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Brown researchers show efficacy of Unwinding Anxiety app among medical professionals

April 16, 2020 0 comments

As physicians face new challenges fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the frontlines, a new study out of Brown’s Mindfulness Center suggests an app could help physicians manage anxiety in the future.

The study focused on active nematics, in which particles interact with each other to form different loops and patterns.

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Researchers capture movements and patterns of active liquid crystals in 3D

April 14, 2020 0 comments

Researchers from multiple academic institutions collaborated on a study published last month, in which they imaged and investigated systems of active liquid crystals in three dimensions and investigated their movements and patterns.

Researchers at the University are archiving memes from the Facebook page “Brown Dank Stash of Memes for S/NC Teens."

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Documenting history as it happens: Brown archivists collect COVID-19 stories, experiences from community

April 13, 2020 0 comments

As members of the University community navigate the challenges of life away from campus, University archivists are making headway on projects that seek to document those experiences.

Photographed by fellow astronaut Christina Koch, Jessica Meir '99 conducts a spacewalk to upgrade some of the power systems on the ISS.

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On Friday, astronaut Jessica Meir ’99 will return to a changed Earth

April 12, 2020 1 comment

When Jessica Meir ’99 was last subject to Earth’s gravitational pull almost seven months ago, life looked very different. This week she journeys home, leaving the isolation of the International Space Station behind to return to a self-quarantining planet. 

Professors and former Ph.D. students in Brown’s Wong Lab advanced modern understandings of cancer treatment and screenings through cell-transition research and 3D imaging techniques.

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Brown researchers develop new 3D imaging technique to provide insight on cellular mechanical forces

April 9, 2020 0 comments

In a joint effort by the Brown University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, researchers developed an improved 3D imaging method to better understand the epithelial-mesenchymal transition in cells which is implicated in cancer spread, or metastasis.

Jeff Bailey, Wafik El-Deiry and Daniel Harris are three researchers who have shifted their traditionall studies aside as they pursue COVID-19 related projects

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Brown researchers combat COVID-19 in the lab, clinic

April 2, 2020 0 comments

While researchers across the University had to close their doors and hang up their lab coats for the foreseeable future on March 18, some labs have found ways to keep their doors open for the benefit of the community amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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Physicians’ perspectives: Impacts of PPE shortages, COVID-19 on Lifespan

April 2, 2020 0 comments

With the global development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rhode Island Lifespan Health System and its partners have been working with different sectors of the government, including the Rhode Island Department of Health, to prepare for and address the challenges posed by the pandemic locally.

Uncertain future challenges researchers, students working away from Brown

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Uncertain future challenges researchers, students working away from Brown

April 1, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

Following the University’s instruction to shut down all non-essential research in laboratories by March 18 — by which time most students had relocated off-campus — it became apparent that remote work would become the new normal for millions of people around the world. 

The University libraries closed their doors to students and the public and limited the number of staff following an email notice of a COVID-19 case on campus.

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Historic pandemic poses lasting impact on libraries, scholarship

March 31, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

As researchers and academics across the globe shift their priorities, the scholarship that used to dominate their time is largely being put on hold, with consequences and personal ramifications spanning departments and fields. 

By 5 p.m. today, research labs across the University — including those in Sidney Frank Hall — will go dark, their facilities shut down in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

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University restricts research in effort to prevent COVID-19 spread

March 18, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

While people turn to scientists for the latest updates on COVID-19, laboratories across campus will more or less go dark after 5 pm today. The constant hum of machines mixing samples will grow quiet as equipment is shut off, new experiments are canceled and entry is limited to essential personnel only.