New studies illustrate how gamers get good

Researchers led by a Brown University computer scientist used data from online video games to study what kinds of practice and habits help people acquire skill.
AAAS Annual Meeting

Bringing evidence to health screening debates

At a talk and panel discussion in Boston the morning of Feb. 19, Brown University biostatistician Constantine Gatsonis discussed how big trials help us make sense of our many questions about cancer screening.

Biomedical research hub makes first pilot awards

Advance Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR), a statewide partnership established last year to support collaborative medical studies that build on basic research, has awarded its first two Pilot Project grants.
AAAS Annual Meeting

Amid political pressure on science, Paxson reasserts its vital value

As a global public good, an economic engine and a vital source of evidence for policymaking, science will withstand the latest political onslaught, Brown President Christina Paxson said at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.