New fellowship allows students to create solutions for racism in medicine

April 12th, 2018

The Brown Advocates for Social Change and Equity fellowship, a program led and supported by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the Alpert Medical School, is in its inaugural year. It provides a structure path for students to develop programs to address diversity and inclusion in the medical field, via a series of projects, workshops, and mentorship.

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Thirty Brown students and alumni awarded NSF fellowship

April 12th, 2018

The National Science Foundation has selected 30 Brown University students and alumni to receive funding for graduate study under the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Researchers identify new class of antibiotics with potential to fight superbugs

April 10th, 2018

Using computer simulations and laboratory experiments, a Brown-led team of scientists found a new class of antibiotics with the potential to treat MRSA and other infections that are increasingly resistant to traditional antibiotics.

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Professors fight for life-saving mitochondrial replacement treatment

April 10th, 2018

Professors from Brown’s medical school and Harvard’s law school urge the U.S. to allow for the replacement of mutation-bearing mitochondria to prevent fatal illnesses in children.

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New imaging technique shows bodies in motion

April 5th, 2018

Next-level imaging born and developed at Brown can peer inside moving tissue, revealing how bone, muscle, ligaments, and cartilage work together to let living organisms walk, breathe, and eat.

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VA develops new strategy to fight Hepatitis C among veterans

April 5th, 2018

Hepatitis C is the deadliest infectious disease in the US. The VA is using an integrated therapy approach to help treat veterans, among significant financial and social struggles.

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Professors bridge academic gap to collaborate on brain research

April 5th, 2018

Brown physician-scientists cross over academic divides to improve the lives of people with brain disorders. Through collaboration and with their unique backgrounds, they hope to further a collaborative approach to their patient-based work.

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New early stage ALS research may provide key for treatment

March 22nd, 2018

Many inhibitory neurons were lost early in the development of ALS, new research shows, which is in sharp contrast to other degenerative diseases. The finding could help develop new, novel treatments for ALS.

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Brown medical students celebrate Match Day

March 22nd, 2018

At Match Day 2018, a record 118 Brown students were placed in medical residency programs across the country.

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Boosting Sirt4 gene activity extends healthy lifespan in fruit flies

March 8th, 2018

Results from study led by Brown University researchers illustrate that Sirt4, also found in humans, may be an important factor in age-related metabolic decline and healthy lifespan.

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