Optogenetics effective in larger, more complex brains

December 17th, 2013 by Olufunke

A new study led by neuroscientists at Brown has shown that optogenetics – a technique that uses pulses of light to genetically alter brain cells – can be as successful in large brains as electrical stimulation.  Read more…

Research delves into the biomechanics of sports

December 2nd, 2013 by Olufunke

Biology concentrator Kathryn Yates works closely with Joseph Crisco, the Henry F. Lippitt Professor of Orthopaedics, on NCAA-funded research that could one day set the standard for equipment use in field hockey. Read more…

Research sheds light on the genetics of individuality

November 8th, 2013 by Olufunke

A new study reports on a molecular mechanism that may contribute to differences among individuals such as eye color and life span.  Read more…

Anxiety treatment linked to primary care

November 8th, 2013 by Olufunke

A five-year study found that seven in 10 primary care patients with anxiety disorders eventually received potentially adequate treatment. Read more…

Changing amino acid shifts virus target

October 22nd, 2013 by Olufunke

A new study shows that altering a single amino acid can cause a a virus to bind to a different receptor on a targeted cell. Read more…

 

When it comes to error, rats and humans are on similar wavelengths

October 22nd, 2013 by Olufunke

A new study shows that the brains of humans and rats adapt to errors by using low-frequency brainwaves in the medial frontal cortex to synchronize neurons in the motor cortex. Read more…

Language ability and the child brain

October 10th, 2013 by Olufunke

Study results highlight the importance of environment to language acquisition in young children. Read more…

$7.36M grant will further cardiac arrest research

October 10th, 2013 by Olufunke

The Cardiovascular Research Center has been awarded a $7.36 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study sudden cardiac arrest. Read more…

Inter-institutional research directory launches

October 8th, 2013 by Olufunke

CoresRI.org, an online directory of shared research instrumentation and services available at local academic and medical institutions, is the first to focus on resources in Rhode Island. Read more…

New course offerings blend art and science

October 8th, 2013 by Olufunke

This fall, three new courses give students the opportunity to explore science through art. Read more…