Thomas Serre, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences, comments on the significance of a newly developed computer program that matched over 100 billion behaviors in fruit flies to their corresponding brain regions.
Ariel Deutsch, a Brown graduate student, co-authored a summary of recent findings suggesting the presence of water on the Moon and the topics discussed during a workshop hosted by the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute in November.
This feature on the damages children incur from chronic stress cites a Brown University study that touches on the same topic. The study found evidence of elevated levels of inflammatory markers in saliva among children who had experienced abuse and other adversity.
The appointment of Yogi Adityanath’s to rule India’s most populous state “invests a certain amount of power in Yogi Adityanath that cannot be easily taken away,” said Ashutosh Varshney, a professor of political science and international studies at Brown University. “Modi has been either unwilling to stop his rise, or unable to stop his rise,” he said.
A research team led by Brown University's Angela Paradis found a correlation between anti-social behavior and smoking while pregnant. The findings suggest that women who smoke while pregnant increase the odds their children will commit violent crimes as an adolescent and as an adult.
Rich Schwartz, a mathematician at Brown University, commented on a researcher's discovery that solves a centuries-old mystery that involves using pentagons together in a tiling, a process where basic shapes are placed together to create larger images.
A team led by Brown University scientists has received a major federal grant to develop “implantable microdevices” they hope can one day aid research aimed at restoring brain function lost to injury or disease.
Beginning in May 2018, medical school students at the Warren Alpert Medical School will graduate with the necessary training to qualify for the required “waiver” from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to prescribe medications such as buprenorphine, known by its brand name Suboxone, to treat opioid-use disorders. The program—the first of its kind in the country—is part of a treatment strategy in Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force’s Action Plan.
Continued placement of the Associated Press article that focused on teacher evalutions in New Mexico. Brown researcher Matthew Kraft found teacher evaluations in New Mexico are among the toughest in the nation.
James Head, professor of geological science, commented in an article about the lackluster reception of Japan's announcement of a manned mission to the Moon. Head said the plans are exciting and noted that John F. Kennedy's announcement in the 1960s to send humans to the celestial object inspired him to pursue a career in space science.
Brown economist Anna Aizer commented on the findings of a recent study that found a link between lead exposure and juvenile delinquency. One of the lead authors of the study, Aizer said, "governments need to think about this."
Vladimir Golstein, an analyst on Russian foreign policy and a professor of Slavic studies at Brown University, joined a panel to discuss what could come out of the G-20 summit, where leaders from around the world talked about the biggest global challenges.
New Mexico rated more than twice as many teachers below effective than any other state in a 24-state study conducted by a Brown University economist who studies teacher evaluation systems across the country.
Federal data shows that doctors in some counties are prescribing up to six times more opioids than in 2015. Dr. Melanie Lippmann, assistant professor of emergency medicine, said the data showed other encouraging data like the overall decline of opioid prescriptions in the U.S.
The use of electronic health records during patient encounters has the potential to negatively impact patient-physician interactions, according to a Brown University study that used a qualitative analysis of comments from hospital- and office-based physicians.