On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, Brown University broke ground on a new research building for its School of Engineering that will feature 20 laboratory modules designed to facilitate work by larger multidisciplinary research teams. The event was part of the celebration of the launch of the University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign.
On Saturday, November 7, 2015, the School of Engineering will host its fifth annual internship and career fair from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Kasper Multipurpose Room in the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center. More than 300 students and over 20 companies are expected to attend.
Brown University researchers have developed a method for detecting single nucleotide mutations directly in the RNA of HIV, including mutations that make it resistant to some drugs. In lab tests, the single-step system performed more quickly and with better sensitivity than standard technologies.
The burgeoning field of optogenetics makes it possible for scientists to control brain activity using pulses of light. Now, Brown University researchers have developed an optoelectronic device which opens the possibility of bidirectional communication with the brain — stimulating neural microcircuits while while monitoring changes in neural activity.