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Brown slips two spots in U.S. News rankings

Brown slipped from 14th to 16th place overall and plummeted from 12th to 39th place in selectivity in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, released at midnight Sept. 9. University officials are attributing these drops to an administrative “oversight” in which ...

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Exclusive: Bill Nye sits down with The Herald

Bill Nye, best known for his PBS educational science show targeted toward youth called “Bill Nye The Science Guy” gave a lecture last night to a packed Salomon Hall. Prior to the lecture, the “science guy” sat down with The Herald to talk about science education, his time on television and some ...

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Bill Nye: big ideas for big change

“You can change the world!” was the anthem of the night as bow-tied and elbow-padded Bill Nye spoke to a packed Salomon 101 Thursday in a Brown Lecture Board event. A childhood hero for many of the ’90s babies who dominated the crowd, Nye was welcomed onstage by the chanting of his name and a ...

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Science & Research Roundup: Dec. 4, 2013

Rwandan medical schools receive international boost Recent efforts by Brown medical professionals and health care providers from other institutions to strengthen medical provider training in Rwanda were outlined in a report published Nov. 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Sub-Saharan Africa ...

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Science & Research Roundup: Nov. 13, 2013

Human odometer Humans continually estimate distances — whether while guessing if there is enough time to cross the street before a car passes by, calculating how far a Frisbee should be thrown or pondering how long it will take to walk to the mall. The internal human odometer was the subject of ...

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Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 30, 2013

Link between HIV and HPV risk confirmed in men While the link between human papillomavirus infection and human immunodeficiency virus has been studied in females in the past, a new study by University researchers in the Department of Epidemiology has found this link in males as well. Examining data ...

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Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 16, 2013

Sudden Cardiac Arrest The Rhode Island Hospital received a $7.36-million grant from the National Institutes of Health last week to fund research on sudden cardiac arrest, according to an Alpert Medical School press release. During sudden cardiac arrest the heart ceases to beat, and blood flow to the ...

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Science & Research Roundup: Sept. 24, 2013

Researchers pinpoint tuberculosis’ Achilles’ heel Jason Sello, associate professor of chemistry, and Corey Compton GS may have found Mycobacterium tuberculosis’ “Achilles’ heel,” according to a Sept. 18 University press release. The researchers found that the tuberculosis bacterium requires ...

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Science & Research Roundup: Sept. 11, 2013

Flagellum findings Brown researchers recently found new insight into how bacteria swim through fluids, according to an Aug. 12 University press release. The researchers discovered a relationship between how coiled the bacteria’s spring-shaped flagellum is and the speed with which bacteria can move ...

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