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Topic: Research

Schmidt ’21: STEM students can still find research opportunities during the pandemic

Columns, Opinions

Schmidt ’21: STEM students can still find research opportunities during the pandemic

September 21, 2020 0 comments

COVID-19 has taken a toll on the healthcare system, the job market and the simple ability to conduct activities that once took place in person.

University students and research faculty submit requests for additional personnel to return to laboratories following the Resuming Research Stage 2 guidelines. Those who can’t resume in-person research are turning to creative options to pursue inquiry-based learning remotely.

News, Science & Research

Resuming Research Guidance details students’ return to the lab bench as Brown offers remote research opportunities

September 13, 2020 0 comments

After most University labs slipped into a lull in March following the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, undergraduates are anxious to partake in hands-on research investigations once again. But with a pandemic still pushing onward, popping into a laboratory at one’s whim is no longer feasible.

To examine the effects of COVID-19 on communities, Brown researchers turn to data

News, Science & Research

To examine the effects of COVID-19 on communities, Brown researchers turn to data

September 10, 2020 0 comments

With the assistance of the University’s COVID-19 Research Seed Fund, some research groups have focused their microscopes on the viral particles behind the infection, while others have built technology to approach the pandemic’s challenges from various angles.

John Sedivy (right) has been working on understanding the basic mechanisms of aging and cell death, in particular a form known as cellular senescence, since he came to the University in 1995.

News, Science & Research

University honors professors with Distinguished Research Achievement Awards

April 19, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series University 2020 Research Achievement Awards

As part of its 2020 Research Achievement Awards, the University recognized the exemplary research of three accomplished professors in biology, computer science and alcohol and addiction studies with the Distinguished Research Achievement Awards. 

Nicolas Fawzi is studying a class of RNA processing assemblies whose dysfunction has implications for several neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS.

News, Science & Research

University honors associate, assistant professors with Early Career Research Achievement Awards

April 19, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series University 2020 Research Achievement Awards

Seven University faculty members received 2020 Research Achievement Awards this year for their research and scholarly contributions across disciplines including the arts, medicine, engineering and molecular science. An exceptional four researchers were awarded an Early Career Research Achievement Award. 

Schmidt ’21: The coronavirus is the great equalizer of science

Columns, Opinions

Schmidt ’21: The coronavirus is the great equalizer of science

April 8, 2020 0 comments

At the forefront of everyone’s minds right now is the ever-developing COVID-19 pandemic. What started as a faraway problem in January in some people’s minds has shaped up to be a global health crisis with both immediate and long-term consequences.

Love Data Week events highlight applied research

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Love Data Week events highlight applied research

February 12, 2020 0 comments

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Office of Research Integrity and the University Library have organized a series of events featuring data use in research across disciplines as part of worldwide Love Data Week, which runs from Feb. 10 through 14.

In a new study, University researchers worked with a team in China to discover that Cooper pairs can conduct electricity at a constant rate.

News, Science & Research

University researchers discover new state of matter

December 5, 2019 0 comments

University researchers recently discovered a new state of matter in which pairs of electrons called Cooper pairs conduct electricity as metals.

The Plavicki lab uses zebrafish as a model organism to understand the DNA regulatory transcription factor sox9b and its relation to the heart, brain and other physiological systems.

News, Science & Research

University scientists see effects of environmental contamination in zebrafish

October 4, 2019 0 comments

Since 2016, the Plavicki lab has explored the ways that environmental contaminants, which are chemical stressors, affect the brain and heart development of zebrafish.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities granted $172,000 to the Brown Judaic Studies Program, which will allow them to digitize works published in limited print editions.

News, University News

Judaic studies receives grant to make work more accessible

April 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Scholars from the University’s Judaic Studies program recently received a $172,000 grant that will enable the program to digitize academic works published in limited, often-inaccessible print editions, said Michael Satlow.