Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

Thirty Brown students and alumni awarded NSF fellowship

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The National Science Foundation has selected 30 Brown University students and alumni to receive funding for graduate study under the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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New technology detects genetic mutations

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Brown University researchers have developed a new machine learning technique that can track down beneficial genetic mutations and allow scientists to map the evolutionary changes of certain diseases and medical conditions.

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$50 million gift to help translate research into cures for disease

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

A new gift from Brown University Chancellor Samuel M. Mencoff and Ann S. Mencoff will establish medical research funds and support top medical scholars.

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Brown, Prospect HealthCare propose merger discussions with Care New England

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Brown President Christina Paxson asserts that acquisition of Care New England by a Boston-area health care system is not in the best interests of Rhode Island and outlines how a local alternative would better serve the state.
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New grant advances research on traumatic brain injury

Friday, August 4th, 2017

A Brown-led research team hopes to develop new standards for head protection.
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Medical students explore professional ethics through lens of the Holocaust

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Two medical students discuss lessons learned over a two-week experience with the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.
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New center will advance bioluminescence technology

Friday, August 4th, 2017

$9.2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation will advance research technology that enables brain cells to produce, respond to, and communicate with light.
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Brown researchers deep dive into big health data

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Brown researchers are creating tools that could mine huge data sets and health records for clues about disease incidence, risk factors, and population trends.
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Research demonstrates how cortex assigns credit for causality

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience describes the role neurons in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex play in the crucial task of determining what has caused a desired outcome.
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BrainGate technology advances

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Paralyzed study participants have used the BrainGate brain-computer interface to quickly and accurately type on a screen.
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