Profiles in Summer Research: Michael Demanche

Combining data collection in the field with work in lab, Michael Demanche is developing techniques for using satellites to monitor a key environmental indicator in Narragansett Bay.

With virtual reality, bringing the Gaspee Affair to life

A team of Brown students led by the University’s virtual reality artist-in-residence have created an immersive experience to expose new generations of students to a dramatic, historically important Revolutionary War event.
Questions for Jennifer Guelfo

Brown researchers partner with state for water testing

A team of researchers from Brown’s Superfund Research Program is partnering with the Rhode Island Department of Health to test 35 of the state’s water systems for chemicals known as PFASs.

Stroke rate drops for men, but not women

A new study of a population of 1.3 million people in Ohio and Kentucky finds that the rate at which strokes occur has dropped significantly for men in recent years, but not for women.

Profiles in Summer Research: Gary Chien

Driven by a passion for computer vision, Gary Chien has learned new programming skills this summer to help make Brown’s “smart playroom” even smarter.
Questions for Brandon Marshall

Opioid makers made payments to one in 12 U.S. doctors

As public health officials combat the opioid overdose epidemic, in part by reducing unnecessary prescribing, a study shows that drug manufacturers paid more than $46 million to more than 68,000 doctors over a 29-month period.
Questions for Jennifer Tidey

What to expect: the FDA’s plan to limit nicotine in cigarettes

For years, researchers at Brown’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies have been studying the potential impact of reducing nicotine in cigarettes, a policy that has now been formally introduced by the FDA.