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Women, minorities face implicit biases in CS

When Paige Stoermer ’16 walked into her first introductory computer science class she had one question: Where were all the women? Of the 132 declared computer science concentrators in the 2014-15 academic year, roughly one-fourth were female. Even fewer in number were underrepresented minorities, ...

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Study examines effectiveness of antidepressant drugs

The efficacy of antidepressants over placebos is a long-standing question in the practice of psychiatry. This question, and the narrowing gap in success rates between antidepressants and placebos prescribed for depressed patients, were explored in an article co-authored by Professor of Clinical Psychiatry ...

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DNA sequencing company unravels

The Providence-based DNA sequencing company Nabsys is shutting its doors after nearly eight years in operation. Nabsys was formed in 2007 as a merger between two research projects started by University scientists. The company’s mission was to improve genome mapping and analysis using “strategic ...

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Website offers new path to research funding

Brown community members are using crowdsourced funding websites to raise money for personal causes, nonprofit organizations and now scientific research, thanks to experiment.com — the Kickstarter of the academic world. As an alternative to applying for research grants, some Brown community members ...

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CPR training prepares students to save lives

Cross one hand over the other. Interlace the fingers from your top hand onto your palm. Set your shoulders and elbows straight, and push. These are the basic steps that comprise hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, an American Heart Association recognized method of CPR. Brown Emergency Medical ...

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Infectious disease outbreaks rising, study shows

Though Ebola has dominated mainstream media attention recently,  the total number of infectious disease outbreaks worldwide has been climbing since 1980, according to a new study published by Brown researchers in the current issue of the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.  Though the rate of ...

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Norrby offers look inside Nobel selection process

“Science is driven by human beings and their strengths and weaknesses,” renowned scientist Erling Norrby told a nearly full Sidney Frank 220 Friday afternoon. Norrby, a virologist who has served on the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, and is now Lord Chamberlain in Waiting at the Royal ...

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