Brown marine biologist Jon Witman and students have spent much of 2016 in the Galápagos Islands, continuing years of chronicling the complex and dramatic ecological changes wrought by the increasingly volatile El Niño – La Niña cycle.
The piRNA pathway was thought to be most active in the reproductive organs of animals, but researchers have discovered in the common fruit fly that the pathway also operates in a non-reproductive body tissue, playing a vital role in maintaining health and lifespan.
Research by Brown University political scientist shows that citizens who distrust government institutions may disregard government-mandated disease-control measures, with negative implications for public health.
Envisioning a new home for the School of Professional Studies, the University signed a letter of intent to lease 50,000 square feet over 15 years as part of a major development project by Wexford Science & Technology in Providence’s Jewelry District.
A famine that afflicted China between 1959 and 1961 is associated with an increased hyperglycemia risk not only among people who were born then, but also among the children they had a generation later.
In its first semester in operation, the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship is building on the University’s tradition of entrepreneurship and making it an essential part of the Brown experience.
The newly minted program, modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship, provides funding for graduate study at Tsinghua University in Beijing with the goal of promoting a broader understanding of China’s global role.
Two recent papers describe the latest ways that XROMM technology, which has spread to dozens of similar research facilities worldwide, enables studies of human and animal motion in previously unseen detail.
A week before heading to Sweden to receive the Nobel Prize, Brown physicist and 2016 Nobel Laureate Michael Kosterlitz will meet President Obama and participate in a discussion at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C.
A senior concentrating in archaeology and a Class of 2016 graduate studying puppetry in Indonesia are among the 2017 recipients of the prestigious academic awards, which allow for post-graduate study in the United Kingdom.
An analysis of diet quality among more than 38,000 U.S. children shows that nutrition for the nation’s kids has been getting steadily better in recent years, but what they eat is still far from ideal and disparities persist by income, race and receipt of government food assistance.
Statement signed by more than 100 presidents cites the positive impact of students in the U.S. via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and calls on leaders from other sectors to join universities in advocating the continuation and expansion of the program.
A new study finds that on average, the risk of chronic pain after a car accident was no greater among people given NSAIDs than among people given opioids, but those with opioids were more likely to remain on medication longer.
A new gift from The Warren Alpert Foundation will allow the University to substantially expand and enhance its M.D./Ph.D. program and endow a professorship in the Brown Institute for Translational Science.
In a pair of tents on the grounds of a health center in a tiny town, Dr. Adam Levine is managing a cholera treatment unit where the staff still sees 10 to 15 new cases a day, more than a month after Hurricane Matthew.