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Brown research shows significant impact of sleep on learning

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Brown research shows significant impact of sleep on learning

February 7, 2020 0 comments

Researchers from the University’s Laboratory for Cognitive and Perceptual Learning found that improved performance in reward-driven visual perceptual learning occurred only when combined with sleep. 

Scientist Barbies present another way that Mattel has sought to represent diversity in its products.

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Scientist Barbies, created by Brown alum, promote STEM

February 7, 2020 0 comments

In the National Geographic online store, shoppers can find the entomologist Barbie, equipped with a magnifying glass and insect collection kit.

University officials said risk level for Coronavirus remains low in Rhode Island and has imposed travel restrictions for students.

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Coronavirus prompts Brown travel advisory to China

February 3, 2020 0 comments

In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, the University responded by advising students and faculty on travel and health precautions, preparing University health care providers to address the virus and reassuring the community.

U. received a Mellon Foundation grant alongside UChicago, Stanford and Yale to “re-conceptualize” research approaches.

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CSREA receives Mellon Foundation grant to support research, programs

February 3, 2020 0 comments

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $4 million research grant to be split equally between four centers across universities, including the University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. The grant will fund new programs, research and public events at the University relating to issues supporting […]

The device’s clinical trail is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is being lead by University researchers and researchers at the University of Alabama.

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New wearable device for weight control to start clinical trials

January 28, 2020 0 comments

To test the effectiveness of the Automatic Ingestion Monitor — a wearable device that monitors human eating behavior through an individualized approach using a chewing sensor and camera — a team led by researchers from the University and the University of Alabama will begin clinical trials.

Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have begun using 3D technology — such as the HoloLens and Oculus Rift — to incorporate virtual reality imaging into their treatment and education practices.

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R.I. Hospital utilizes 3D, Augmented, Virtual Reality

January 28, 2020 0 comments

A team of researchers at the Rhode Island Hospital has incorporated and reimagined the way 3D technology, virtual reality and augmented reality can be used in medical settings.

A study published by researchers based at the Mindfulness Center, in collaboration with others, revealed how mindfulness techniques can reduce blood pressure when they are applied to medical regimens.

Research thrives at Mindfulness Center

January 24, 2020 0 comments

As students take a step into another year and another semester, exams and busy schedules, the Mindfulness Center at Brown continues to connect University researchers from diverse areas of study.

Neil Sarkar (left) and Ira Wilson (right) co-lead a partnership to delve into the state’s healthcare system by accessing claims data.

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Claims database enhances health care research

January 23, 2020 0 comments

After securing access to Rhode Island’s All-Payer Claims Database through a partnership between Brown-based Advance Clinical and Translational Research and the Rhode Island Department of Health, five researchers now have the resources to ask questions about the state’s health care utilization.

Since joining the Division of Applied Mathematics, Ramanan has pushed to increase support for historically underrepresented groups in the field.

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Ten years in, first tenured woman in APMA department reshapes mentorship

December 6, 2019 0 comments

When Professor of Applied Mathematics Kavita Ramanan PhD’98 was hired by her department in 2010, she became the department’s first and only tenured female faculty member. Today, almost 10 years later, there are two.

The last 10 years in Alzheimer’s research: No cure, but care improves

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The last 10 years in Alzheimer’s research: No cure, but care improves

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Within the next 30 years, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease will likely grow by an estimated 240 percent. By the end of that 30-year mark, the disease and other dementias will cost the United States nearly $1.1 trillion.