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.
After a two-week fellowship in Europe where they explored the history and infrastructure of Nazi genocide, two Warren Alpert Medical Students returned with resolve to recognize injustices in modern medicine.
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.
Amanda Lynch, director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, explains why she became a founding signatory of the Geneva Actions on Human Water Security, formalized last week in Switzerland.
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.
With frustration and chagrin, many physicians said in a new study that electronic records hinder their relationships with patients, but they cited different main reasons depending on whether they were office- or hospital-based.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As she prepares to step down as the inaugural dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, Terrie Fox Wetle is earning praise for leading fast growth yet instilling a family feel at Brown’s newest professional school.
Some of the newest wheelchairs, prosthetics, hearing, speech and communication devices could provide great help for people with disabilities in the workforce, but non-technological barriers often limit their promise.
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.
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.
Evidence in a new study casts doubt on the idea, favored by members of both political parties, that slapping a copay on Medicare home health care will save money by deterring use of the benefit among seniors.
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.
Scientists have discovered a physiological chain of events in animal models in which motor neurons and their communication with muscle become disrupted by the mutation that causes spinal muscular atrophy.
Years of experiments and careful observation along the shores of the Galápagos Islands have untangled a complex food web of sea lions, fish, urchins and algae, revealing who eats (or doesn’t eat) whom and what impact they have on each other.
Among suicidal patients, an intervention that included brief post-discharge phone calls significantly reduced the likelihood of a future suicide attempt, according to a clinical trial conducted at eight hospitals.