As Rhode Island confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 150 third- and fourth-year students from Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School are volunteering their time to assist hospitals, health care workers and state health officials.
Guided by computer simulations, an international team of researchers has developed an adhesive patch that can provide support for damaged heart tissue, potentially reducing the stretching of heart muscle that’s common after a heart attack.
A new study shows that healthy people who take attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs experience a surge in the neurotransmitter glutamate in key parts of the brain. And that increase in glutamate is associated with subsequent changes in positive emotion.
A study to assess the feasibility of checking illicit street drugs for fentanyl found that low-cost test strips detect the presence of fentanyl with a high degree of accuracy, and that the vast majority of people who use street drugs are interested in using drug checking to help prevent overdoses.
Researchers at Brown University studying mice brains have discovered a previously unknown set of matching barrel structures, providing a more complete picture of the circuitry involved in handling sensory information.
A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a three-year partnership that seeks to enhance Hasbro’s Joy for All Companion Pets into smart robots that can help older adults with everyday tasks.