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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.

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.

Eight undergraduate students and one graduate student are currently working in the Brown Language and Thought Lab under director Roman Feiman. The lab is interested in examining how children’s development of thought processes relates to linguistic development.

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In University language lab, researchers explore children’s thinking, speech

November 5, 2019 0 comments

In an attempt to decipher how children acquire language, the recently founded Brown Language and Thought Lab is exploring how people form thoughts and linguistic expression from infancy to adulthood.

University research may aid cancer treatment

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University research may aid cancer treatment

November 3, 2019 0 comments

Stopping the spread of cancerous cells has long been a challenge for scientists and doctors, and University researchers may have uncovered a possible solution that could improve cancer treatments.

Researchers discover new method of cell separation

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Researchers discover new method of cell separation

September 12, 2019 0 comments

University researchers have discovered how to separate cells containing fetal DNA from a mother’s cervical cells, a process that could eventually be used to help identify fetal disorders, according to Sumaiya Sayeed ’19.5 and Christina Bailey-Hytholt GS, researchers in the study.

Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 12

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Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 12

September 12, 2019 0 comments

The muscles in bat wings function at markedly lower temperatures than the other muscles in their bodies, but still effectively keep the mammals airborne, according to findings from Andrea Rummel GS, Professor of Biology and Engineering Sharon Swartz and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Richard Marsh.

Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice Vincent Mor will co-lead the NIA Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory. He brings expertise in big data and quality measurement to his partnership with Susan Mitchell, a physician scientist at Hebrew SeniorLife.

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University awarded more than $50 million for Alzheimer’s research

September 10, 2019 0 comments

In the University’s largest federal grant award in its history, the National Institute on Aging has promised more than $50 million over five years to examine how non-drug Alzheimer’s care can realistically improve quality of life. This project comes as Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s-related dementia challenge researchers and caregivers across […]

Study highlights lack of women authorship

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Study highlights lack of women authorship

March 8, 2019 0 comments

After watching the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” which detailed the lives and work of three black women at NASA in the 1960s, many viewers were left inspired as the film shed greater light on the concealed contributions of women in STEM.

(from left to right) Ayanna Howard '93, danah boyd '00 and Mary Lou Jepsen '96 were named to Forbes Magazine's latest list of Top 50 Women in Tech.

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Alums named to ‘Top 50 Women in Tech’

March 8, 2019 0 comments

The latest list of Top 50 Women in Tech in Forbes Magazine featured three University alums ­­— all of whom challenged structural barriers and drove technological innovation to new heights.

Researchers examine gut microbiome, Vitamin A

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Researchers examine gut microbiome, Vitamin A

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Bacteria in the gut microbiome and vitamin homeostasis can help protect their hosts from the spread of pathogens, according to a study published Dec. 18 by researchers at the University and the University of Washington.