Smell sensitivity varies with circadian rhythm, study suggests

A person’s ability to smell may vary throughout the day in accordance with their circadian rhythm, according to new evidence in a small study by Brown University researchers who are looking at how sleep may influence eating patterns in teens.

Brown launches global health master’s degree

With an emphasis on global field experience and integration with social sciences, the Brown University School of Public Health will offer a two-year master’s degree in global public health beginning next fall.

Terahertz spectroscopy goes nano

Brown University researchers have improved the resolution of terahertz emission spectroscopy — a technique used to study a wide variety of materials — by 1,000-fold, making the technique useful at the nanoscale.

Brown, WaterFire partner on exploring U.S. homecoming for Rosa Parks house

Currently located in Berlin at the home of American artist Ryan Mendoza, the historic home could begin a three-month stay in Providence in spring 2018 if initial plans materialize as envisioned by the University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and WaterFire Arts Providence.