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Brown’s Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics will lead a multi-institution effort sponsored by the Simons Foundation to explore fundamental questions in algebra and number theory.
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In a new collaboration, scientists will advance and freely disseminate a research technology that makes brain cells able to produce, respond to and communicate with light that they make themselves via bioluminescence.
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Using satellite data, Brown researchers have for the first time detected widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the Moon, suggesting that its interior contains substantial amounts of indigenous water.
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Sophisticated X-ray imaging technology has allowed scientists to see that to keep food moving down toward the digestive tract, bamboo sharks use their shoulders to create suction.
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A new software system helps robots to more effectively act on instructions from people, who by nature give commands that range from simple and straightforward to those that are more complex and imply a myriad of subtasks.
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More than 30 fourth-year medical students at the Warren Alpert Medical School will gain the training required to prescribe medication-assisted therapy for opioid use disorder under a first-in-the-nation program implemented in partnership with the state of Rhode Island.
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After a major push by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to improve end-of-life care, a new study shows strong growth in the proportion of veterans receiving palliative care at the end of life.
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Brown has appointed health behavior and exercise promotion expert Bess Marcus, a member of the Brown faculty from 1991 to 2011 and a senior leader at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, as the next dean of its School of Public Health.
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Brown University neuroscience professor Diane Lipscombe, director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science, has been elected the next president of the Society for Neuroscience.
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Public health researchers have earned a $1.1 million grant to identify best practices at hospitals that provide cost-effective, high-quality care for Medicare recipients in need of post-discharge services.
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With the goal of prevention, a new study of children and teens with autism spectrum disorders found five risk factors that are significantly associated with an increased likelihood of seeking inpatient psychiatric care.
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The study demonstrates for the first time a new type of magnetocapacitance, a phenomenon that could be useful in the next generation of ‘spintronic’ devices.
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With urgent health issues on the agenda such as hospital mergers and risky pregnancies, the Rhode Island Department of Health is engaging Brown students to pitch in, offering valuable opportunities to gain real-world research experience in return.
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Brown University engineers have shown that applying curvature to the base of a fish fin can increase its stiffness, an effect that could underlie the maneuverability of fish and provide a new design concept for robotic swimmers.
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An analysis of the relationship between diet and beak shape among waterfowl not only shows that feeding is likely the major influence that fits the bill, but also suggests that early birds of the order were likely more duck-like than goose-like.
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By bringing together Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School and six medical practices employing more than 500 doctors, BPI will enable a new level of coordination for research, teaching and clinical care in southern New England.
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John Savage, one of the founders of Brown’s Department of Computer Science, will be honored for 50 years of teaching and mentorship during this weekend’s Commencement and Reunion festivities.
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Though it has gained popularity in the West as medically and psychologically beneficial, meditation can produce a much wider variety of outcomes, not all of them calm and relaxing, according to a new study that analyzes meditation-related challenges.
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Plumes of vapor generated by ancient impacts on Mars created tornado-like winds possibly swirling at more than 500 miles per hour, which explain mysterious streaks seen near large impact craters on the Martian surface.
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New research shows that New Englanders are susceptible to serious health effects even when the heat index is below 100, a finding that has helped to change the National Weather Service threshold for heat warnings.
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The Teaching Health Centers program, which funds outpatient primary care residencies serving rural and indigent patients, awaits Congressional budget reauthorization at a time when there is a primary care shortage, Brown University medical scholars write in a new article in JAMA.
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