Hospitals face growing active shooter threat

March 3rd, 2015 by Olufunke

The frequency of active shooter incidents in U.S. hospitals has risen. In a Viewpoint article in JAMA, Professor of Medical Science Eli Adashi recommends that hospitals examine their security plans.
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The neuroscience of selective attention

February 11th, 2015 by Olufunke

New research demonstrates how the brain attends to certain stimli while ignoring others.
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Brown scientists examine ecological change at Easter Island

January 14th, 2015 by Olufunke

Easter Island has experienced “profound change” in its marine ecosystem. Brown researchers Jon Witman and Robert Lamb traveled to the remote island to find out why.
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Scientists develop model for paleontology

January 14th, 2015 by Olufunke

Specialized x-ray and simulation technology allow researchers to read the fossil record left by animals 200 million years ago. Read More

Policymakers could keep physician self-referrals in check

January 12th, 2015 by Olufunke

According to a new “Viewpoint” in the JAMA, the new Congress could close legal loopholes that allow doctors to refer medical services to businesses in which they have a financial stake.
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3.5-million grant will leverage data science to boost HIV care

January 8th, 2015 by Olufunke

With grant support from the National Institutes of Health, Rami Kantor, associate professor of medicine, and Joseph Hogan, professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health, will develop new techniques for using patient health records to optimize HIV care in resource-poor settings.
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Blocking protein reduces cancer spread in mice

December 22nd, 2014 by Olufunke

A new study co-authored by Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Jack A. Elias finds that suppressing a protein called “chitinase 3-like-1” dramatically reduced the spread of two different types of cancer in mice.
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Algorithim pinpoints networks of genetic mutations across cancers

December 15th, 2014 by Olufunke

A powerful algorithim, called Hotnet2, could help researchers define the complex genetic associations involved in cancer.
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New study measures head blows in girls’ lacrosse

December 2nd, 2014 by Olufunke

Just how much does a blow from a lacrosse stick accelerate the head? A new study provides answers.
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Eight ways to improve STEM career prospects for minorities

December 1st, 2014 by Olufunke

Associate Professor of Medical Science Andrew G. Campbell tapped 50 underrepresented minority students for advice on enhancing training in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
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