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Science & Research

The Khan Lab, Liang Lab, Yajima Lab and Cho Lab are four of eight recipients of the University’s Cancer Center pilot project funding.

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U. Cancer Center pilot projects: investigating cancer connections

March 2, 2021 0 comments

Eight labs who were recipients of the University Cancer Center’s funding in December for projects advancing cancer research will use the funds to delve into cancer biology, cancer therapeutics and population science. 

The Cancer Center at Brown University announced the funding of eight pilot projects. The funds are designed to help researchers obtain data for new projects that will make them competitive for outside funding in the future.

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U. Cancer Center pilot projects: developing cancer therapeutics

March 1, 2021 0 comments

The Cancer Center at Brown University announced the funding of eight pilot projects that aim to innovate and pioneer in the field of cancer research last December.

’21 Rising study investigates social networks, alcohol use for class of 2021

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’21 Rising study investigates social networks, alcohol use for class of 2021

February 25, 2021 0 comments

’21 Rising, an ongoing social network study led by Principal Investigator and Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences Nancy Barnett, enrolls members from the class of 2021 in biannual surveys to find out how social networks play a role in their health behaviors.

Michael J. Frank was one of two recipients awarded the $75,000 Troland Research award. The award honors early career research to further empirical investigations in experimental psychology.

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University Professor Michael J. Frank named one of two 2021 Troland Research Award recipients

February 22, 2021 1 comment

Michael J. Frank, professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences and director of the Carney Center for Computational Brain Science, was named one of two recipients of the Troland Research Award last month. 

Given the 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards by the Computing Research Association, four Brown University students are recognized for their hard work and in-depth research studies in computer science.

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Four University students recognized by Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards

February 22, 2021 0 comments

Four University computer science students were recognized during the selection process of the 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards. Nishanth Kumar ’21 was selected as one of 23 finalists, and Sarah Bawabe ’21, Dylan Sam ’21 and Homer Walke ’21 were acknowledged as honorable mentions. 

Brown researchers posit region of brain’s role in planning movements based on sound

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Brown researchers posit region of brain’s role in planning movements based on sound

February 21, 2021 0 comments

University researchers collaborated with the BrainGate clinical trial to identify the role of the middle frontal gyrus — an area in the front region of the brain — in planning movements based on auditory stimuli, including words and other sounds, through observations of a single participant in the trial. 

Dean Jha has become a national voice during the pandemic, contributing to COVID-19 analysis and advising policymakers and officials.

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Dean Ashish Jha selected for incoming Governor McKee’s COVID-19 Advisory Group

February 17, 2021 0 comments

Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha will serve as part of Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Daniel McKee’s COVID-19 Advisory Group.

Second annual Love Data Week explores social good of data

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Second annual Love Data Week explores social good of data

February 16, 2021 0 comments

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the University Library co-sponsored Brown’s Love Data Week, which was hosted online this year in the form of webinars and workshops during the week of Valentine’s Day.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Virus Variants, Vaccines and Valentine’s

COVID-19 Updates, Multimedia, News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Virus Variants, Vaccines and Valentine’s

February 12, 2021 0 comments

On Friday, Feb. 12, the COVID Pod team sits down with Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health, to discuss the variations underlying the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop its spread: virus variants, new vaccines in development — and even a COVID-19-conscious approach to socializing on Valentine’s Day.

The study, aimed at filling gaps in research about passenger cars, found that opening windows, even partially or intermittently, can improve airflow and reduce chances of COVID-19 transmission.

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Brown researchers study airflow, COVID-19 transmission in passenger cars

February 11, 2021 0 comments

By studying vehicle airflow patterns, University researchers showed that opening windows opposite the side where a person is sitting in a car can help passengers reduce COVID-19 transmission.