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2011-04-25 16:14:36

Call them the Jason Bournes of the bacteria world.

2011-04-20 13:08:06

Researchers at Brown University have found that specific genetic variations can predict how persistently people will believe advice they are given, even when it is contradicted by experience.

2011-04-18 21:17:52

Teens and adolescents who believe that they matter to their family - that is, they feel the make a difference in the family's daily doings- are significantly less likely to threaten or engage in family violence.

2011-04-04 22:17:27

Laboratories at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Brown University, and House Ear Institute (HEI) have developed a new technique to observe herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) infections growing inside cells.

2011-03-29 13:34:35

An international research team led by Brown University has amassed the largest evolutionary tree (phylogeny) for plants.

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2011-03-25 10:45:44

Demonstrating an important milestone for the longevity and utility of implanted brain-computer interfaces, a woman with tetraplegia using the investigational BrainGate system continued to control a computer cursor accurately through neural activity alone more than 1,000 days after receiving the BrainGate implant.

2011-03-22 16:07:16

In recent years, researchers have worked to develop more flexible, functional prosthetics for soldiers returning home from battlefields in Afghanistan or Iraq with missing arms or legs.

2011-03-21 13:05:56

Romping clumps of misfolded proteins are prime suspects in many neurological disorders including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease.

2011-03-15 15:18:10

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named its awardee for this year's Alan T. Waterman Award: Casey Dunn, a biologist at Brown University.

2011-03-07 17:28:52

New research shows that people who receive weak but supportive evidence about a proposition are less optimistic about the outcome than people who receive no evidence at all.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.