In China, training for doctors reduced STI risk

Results of a randomized, controlled clinical trial in two Chinese provinces show that providing training and education for physicians on sexually transmitted infection resulted in significantly reduced infection risk among their patients.
Commentary: Kendall Brostuen

U.S. and Cuba: Marking a year of discovery

This fall, 29 American students spent the semester studying in Havana, the first cohort in a program offered by a consortium of nine U.S. universities. Kendall Brostuen directs Brown's Office of International Programs and chairs the consortium’s Board of Directors. He writes about a significant moment for study abroad programs.

Algorithm helps turn smartphones into 3-D scanners

An algorithm developed by Brown University researchers helps turn smartphones and off-the-shelf digital cameras into structured light 3-D scanners. The advance could help make high-quality 3-D scanning cheaper and more readily available.

The Bell Gallery presents exhibition on taxidermy in contemporary art

The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown presents <em>Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art</em>, a survey of some of the current artistic uses of taxidermy through the work of approximately fifteen artists, on view from Saturday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, March 27, 2016. An opening reception and artist talk will take place on Friday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the List Art Center auditorium.

Brain trauma research, care abounds at Brown

Brown University researchers and clinicians work on all aspects of concussion and brain injury, including basic research, prevention, diagnostics, and treatment.
Questions for Dr. Neha Raukar

Expert hopes <em>Concussion</em> spurs recognition of problem

As the movie <em>Concussion</em> reaches viewers nationwide, Dr. Neha Raukar, an expert on sports injuries, hopes that the story will reduce denial and avoidance regarding head injuries. Early treatment is better than late, she said, and recovery needs to be full.

Looking back, looking ahead

A collage of sights, sounds, and events captures the spirit of Brown University in its 251st year. The University celebrated accomplishments and turned toward its future, launching the <em>BrownTogether</em> campaign and beginning the work of <em>Building on Distinction</em>.

Blocking fat transport linked to longevity

A buildup of the wrong kind of fats can cause cardiovascular disease. A new study in nematode worms and mice also finds that a protein that transports fats around the body can hinder protective processes in cells and affect life span.
Help for ‘food deserts’

Mobile markets increase access to healthy produce

A program that brings mobile produce markets to people who would otherwise struggle to access and afford fresh fruits and vegetables made its debut in Central Falls Dec. 9. Residents loaded up on the low-cost healthy foods, which was exactly what public health Associate Professor Amy Nunn was hoping for.

Review: PTSD resources lacking for nonveterans

In the current issue of the <em>Harvard Review of Psychiatry</em>, a team of researchers based at Brown University reports that information and resources regarding effective therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder are not easily available for nonveterans, who can be affected by the condition after crimes, disasters, and accidents. They offer recommendations for improvement.
Brown Shops Local

Support for Providence merchants, local economy

Brown University’s annual “Brown Shops Local” event drew hundreds of faculty, staff, and students to the Brown Bookstore Thursday. On offer: free coffee, free tote bags, and exclusive discounts from local merchants.

Brown, RIH win grants to teach addiction screening

With opioid overdoses reaching epidemic levels, Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital have earned grants to train medical students, residents, and other health care students around the state to screen for substance abuse disorders and to provide interventions.

Study finds evidence for more recent clay formation on Mars

Clays and other minerals formed when rocks are altered by water have been found in multiple locations on Mars. It's been assumed that these minerals probably formed in the earliest Martian epoch, over 3.7 billion years ago. But a new study finds that later clay formation might have been more common than many scientists thought.
New results from LUX

World’s most sensitive dark matter detector gets better

A new set of calibrations has improved the sensitivity of the LUX experiment, which had already proven itself to be the world’s most sensitive dark matter detector. The new results deliver a very significant improvement in potential dark matter detections at low particle masses, and give scientists higher confidence in LUX's sensitivity as the search for elusive dark matter particles continues.