An article on the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society cites a presentation by Mary Carskadon, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, on teenage sleep habits.
A feature on mindfulness cites the ‘Dark Night Project’ at Brown, where Willoughby Britton, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, deals with the psychic disturbance that meditation can sometimes cause.
Kenneth Miller, a professor of biology, comments on Pope Francis' comments that evolutionary theory does not contradict biblical teaching, noting that the comments are “hardly news within the Roman Catholic community.”
Could the wave function of an electron be divided? That may just be the case. While electrons are elementary particles, which means that they are essentially unbreakable, a study led by Professor of Physics Humphrey Maris found that the electron's quantum state can be separated into many parts.
At least 44 million people have been affected by disease outbreaks in the past 33 years, a study has revealed. The paper, co-authored by Katherine Smith, assistant professor of biology, claimed that the number of unique illnesses and of disease outbreaks, such as the current Ebola epidemic, is increasing.
Barbara Roberts, clinical associate professor of medicine, appears in a new documentary by Toronto filmmaker Michael McNamara that questions the use of statins to lower cholesterol. Roberts states that the benefits of statins are “vastly exaggerated” and the risks, “vastly underestimated.”
A research team led by Vesna Mitrovic, associate professor of physics, has produced new evidence for an exotic superconducting state, first predicted a half-century ago, that can arise when a superconductor is exposed to a strong magnetic field.
Selim Suner, director of disaster medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School, writes about how treatment for West African health care workers and those from Western countries differs, although the goal of protection should be the same.
A report created by Brown’s Taubman Center for Public Policy recommends a consolidation of the 72 dispatch centers across Rhode Island to save municipalities money both in the upfront costs of upgrading to the new technology, and in long-term operating and maintenance costs.
Veteran Rhode Island political pollster Victor Profughi is questioning a new Brown University poll which shows gubernatorial candidates Gina Raimondo and Allan Fung "effectively tied," noting the "swing" that Fung picked up since the previous poll was released last week.
In the face of extensive criticism, Brown University went back into the field to do a second poll of the Rhode Island race for governor and found Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung in a dead heat.
Starting next spring, Dr. Phyllis Dennery, currently the Chief of the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Services at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, will lead pediatric care, teaching and research at the Lifespan health system and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the institutions announced recently.
Bradley Brockmann, executive director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at Miriam Hospital and Brown, comments on Massachusetts' high prisoner death rate, calling the cause a "really perplexing question."
James Green, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian studies, comments on the election campaign in Brazil, noting that current President Dilma Rousseff has " been weakened because of concerns about possible corruption and the weakening of the economy largely due to international forces.”
Nikolas K. Gvosdev, visiting lecturer in international relations, writes about the challenges three presidents—Barack Obama, Xi Jinping, and Vladimir Putin—and one institution—the European Union will face this winter.
The Brown University football team continued their quest to raise thousands of dollars for young cancer patients on Monday – all while getting a good workout. “Bench Press for Cancer” took place on the College Green and was started in memory of Brown University offensive lineman and captain Lawrence Rubida.
Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. The report was published in JAMA on Monday and involved researchers from Brown and several other institutions.
Richard Arenberg, adjunct lecturer in political science, comments on the Republican push to gain control of the Senate, noting that if they do, "There's a lot of pent-up conservative energy which is going to manifest itself."
In his latest op-ed, Stephen Kinzer, visiting fellow at the Watson Institute, writes about the basic tasks U.S. armed forces should take up if future presidents stopped ordering them to engage in foreign conflicts.
New research by Jeff Colgan, professor of political science and international relations, suggests that the world is making in mistake about the global power of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). It's labeled as a cartel, when it's actually not, according to Colgan's analysis.
Willoughby Britton, professor of psychiatry, comments on the need for federal funding for research that has been targeted by Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn's annual "Wastebook" of wasted federal research spending. Britton's research was among the projects that made this year's list.
Universities should shine a light on racial tension, human trafficking and inequality, Ruth J. Simmons, the former president of Brown University, said Friday. Simmons spoke at an opening ceremony for the new permanent home of the university’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice.
Citing safety concerns, Brown University has restricted university-sponsored travel to countries in the grips of the Ebola outbreak. The university strongly urged professors and students to avoid personal travel as well, to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.