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.

Sixty at 60: A living history of the Haffenreffer Museum

As Brown’s museum of anthropology celebrates its 60th anniversary, the legacy of its influential early director and the museum’s impact on alumni from across the decade is finding new audiences through a blog and exhibition.

ICERM to lead $8M pure math research collaboration

Brown’s Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics will lead a multi-institution effort sponsored by the Simons Foundation to explore fundamental questions in algebra and number theory.

Profiles in Summer Research: Ellen Cola

Only a year into her studies at Brown, undergraduate Ellen Cola has spent her first semesters and summer on campus unearthing connections between the experiences of slaves and present-day movements to celebrate black women in America.

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