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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.
Researchers from Brown University and MIT have developed a method for helping robots plan for multi-step tasks by constructing abstract representations of the world around them.
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.
A new Brown University study of a population of 1.3 million people in Ohio and Kentucky finds that the rate at which strokes occur has dropped significantly for men in recent years, but not for women.
As public health officials combat the opioid overdose epidemic, a study shows that drug manufacturers paid more than $46 million to more than 68,000 doctors over a 29-month period.
Taking advantage of 3-D printing technology, students at Brown University are creating fanciful but functional custom-made arms for local children with upper-arm anomalies.
Undergraduate attrition from STEM fields remains a problem despite decades of research and education reform efforts to improve the STEM student experience.
The European Court of Justice has struck down the so-called Safe Harbor agreement, which allowed U.S. companies to skirt many European data privacy laws. Computer scientist Anna Lysyanskaya says now is a good time for companies to start using cryptographic methods that enable them to do business without collecting customers’ private information.