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6 hrs ago |

The Myth of the Witch Hunt

Innocent people persecuted by a legal system out of control? In The Witch-Hunt Narrative , Ross E. Cheit argues the media and courts have gone too far in dismissing evidence of abuse.


Related Topix: Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University, Minnesota

16 hrs ago |

Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics

FRIDAY July 11, 2014, 2014 -- A new type of sensor for people with diabetes is being developed to measure sugar levels in the body using saliva instead of blood, researchers report.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Providence, RI, Food and Drug Administration, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

22 hrs ago |

EG's Berry is Quinnipiac's New Registrar

Joshua Berry, of East Greenwich, R.I., has been appointed university registrar at Quinnipiac University .


Related Topix: East Greenwich, RI

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Detroit News

New chief Schlissel to set direction for UM

Dr. Mark Schlissel, who was provost at Brown University will become University of Michigan's 14th president when he takes over Monday.


Scientific American

LEGO Reveals Female Scientist Minifigures

Scitweeps , a photo set depicting scientists and sci/tech popularizers in LEGO. She holds a degree in Human Biology from Brown University.



'Melbourne Shuffle' secures data in the cloud

Encryption might not be enough for all that data stored in the cloud. An analysis of usage patterns -- which files are accessed and when -- can give away secrets... PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - To keep data safe in the cloud, a group of computer scientists suggests doing the Melbourne Shuffle.


Related Topix: Providence, RI, Science, Computer Science, Computers, UC Irvine

JD Supra

Amicus Briefs Submitted to NLRB on Appeal of Northwestern University Decision

As previously noted in this blog , the National Labor Relations Board has sought amicus curiae briefing in the Northwestern University and College Athletes Players Association matter on review of the NLRB Regional Director's decision that the University's grant in aid scholarship football players are employees and the subsequent direction of ... (more)


Related Topix: Northwestern University

Mental Help Net

Hypertensive Status Ups Risk of Psoriasis Flares

Individuals with hypertension and those with long-term, regular use of beta-blocker medication may be at increased risk of developing psoriasis flares, according to research published online July 2 in JAMA Dermatology .


Related Topix: Providence, RI

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Science Of The Swarm: Crowdsourcing Crowd Behavior

Sociology is too uncontrolled to be meaningful science but controlled scenarios don't lead to realistic behavior.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Arts, Architectural Design

USA Today

10 summer reads to remind you of college

It's about halfway through the summer and that means two things: peak beach time and - as relaxing as the beach is - that a lot of college students are starting to miss school.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Yale University, New York, Brideshead Revisited, Entertainment, Television, Arts, Literature


Dodging Dots Helps To Explain Circuitry Of The...

Image Caption: Researchers found that tadpoles use the optic tectum region of their brain to determine that something is approaching and avoid collision.


The Daily Caller

Conservative Org Sees Liberal Bias In College Summer Reading

Knox College is a small liberal arts school amid the vast farmlands of rural Illinois where the motto is "Freedom to Flourish."


Related Topix: Knox College, Duke University, Pomona College, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Thanh Nein News

UN Women names actress Emma Watson goodwill ambassador

The United Nations' gender equality body UN Women on Tuesday appointed British actress Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione in the "Harry Potter" film series, as a goodwill ambassador to advocate for the empowerment of young women.


District Attorney offers free youth tennis clinics

On Saturday, July 12 and Saturday, July 19, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter's office will conduct free tennis clinics for area youth.


Related Topix: Bristol County, MA, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

Mississippi Business Journal

Jenna C. Newmark joins Butler Snow in New York

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Jenna C. Newmark has joined the firm's New York office.


Related Topix: Fordham University

Mon Jul 07, 2014


Emma Watson: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, today announced the appointment of British Actress, Emma Watson, as Goodwill Ambassador.



Bringing Back a Lost Museum

In 1945, workers at Brown University's biology department were clearing out storage space when they stumbled on a giant trove of natural and ethnographic specimens and artifacts.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Rhode Island School of Design

R & D

Dodging dots helps explain brain circuitry

A neuroscience study provides new insight into the primal brain circuits involved in collision avoidance, and perhaps a more general model of how neurons can participate in networks to process information and act on it.


BioResearch Online

Brown University Researchers Discover Chemo Resistant Stem Cells

Researchers at Brown University have found that adipose-derived human stem cells might be highly resistant to methotrexate , a common chemotherapy drug.


Related Topix: Leukemia, Health

Study: Rhode Island lead paint law not followed

The state law took effect in 2005 and requires landlords to take a lead awareness class, have their properties inspected and correct lead hazards, such as chipping paint.


Related Topix: Pawtucket, RI, Central Falls, RI, Woonsocket, RI