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Highlighting Brown’s distinction in brain science

Brown researchers are building understanding of the brain, restoring movement for patients with paralysis, unlocking the secrets of devastating diseases and devising new treatments to address brain-related disorders.
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Massive new dark matter detector gets its ‘eyes’

Brown University researchers have assembled two massive arrays of photomultiplier tubes, powerful light sensors that will serve as the "eyes" for the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector, which will start its search for dark matter particles in 2020.
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Three people with paralysis participating in the BrainGate clinical trial, an effort that includes Brown University researchers, chatted with family and friends, shopped online and used other tablet computer applications, all by just thinking about pointing and clicking a mouse.
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As part of a New England Journal of Medicine case study series, two doctors present a case study involving a homeless man with schizophrenia and discuss the implications of “demedicalization” of mental illness.
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Spaced-out nanotwins make for stronger metals

New research shows that metals can be made dramatically stronger by varying the amount of space between nanoscale boundaries in the metal’s atomic lattice.
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Lynch, a climate scientist who is active in environmental policy research, will discuss the implications of the rapidly advancing Anthropocene and the intersection of environmental policy and human rights.
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Just a few drinks can change how memories are formed

Researchers at Brown found that alcohol hijacks a conserved memory pathway in the brain and changes which versions of genes are made, forming the cravings that fuel addiction.
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By making a neural-network computer model that can be fooled by optical illusions like humans, the researchers advanced knowledge of the human visual system and may help improve artificial vision.
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Assisted reproductive technologies are not the sole cause of multiple births — naturally occurring multiple births due to women choosing to have children later in life is responsible for a growing percentage of multiples.
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Intervention by researchers reduced household lead below levels previously deemed achievable and reduced blood lead concentrations in more highly exposed children, though the decrease did not result in significant neurobehavioral improvements in children
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Marcos Rodriguez: Analyzing forest growth

For the ecology and evolutionary biology concentrator, a summer spent in a Massachusetts forest offered the chance to explore forest ecology and a future career in research.
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