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Topic: Research

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Researchers found that mechanical properties of a spider silk web are different throughout the web. They also found that these differences allow the web to have nearly uniform energy absorption, so any prey that hits the web will be captured.

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Study increases understanding of spider web properties

April 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

University researcher and Professor of Engineering Huajian Gao and Xi-Qiao Feng, a researcher from Tsinghua University, led a study that found that the mechanical properties of spider silk change significantly at different points on the web.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Raimondo appealed for increased funding to her 2017 Rhode Island Promise program in order to improve retention and graduation rates in the state.

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Governor proposes expanding free college program

April 11, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Gov. Gina Raimondo called on senators to increase funding for her free college tuition program during a Joint Finance and Education Senate Committee hearing Wednesday.

Researchers link snowline migration to icemelt in Greenland

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Researchers link snowline migration to icemelt in Greenland

April 1, 2019 Comments are Disabled

A University study found that the location of the boundary between snow-covered ice and bare ice is the leading factor determining icemelt in Greenland, which is the largest contributor to global sea level rise.