Archive for the ‘Alpert Medical School’ Category

New fellowship allows students to create solutions for racism in medicine

Thursday, 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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Researchers identify new class of antibiotics with potential to fight superbugs

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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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Brown medical students celebrate Match Day

Thursday, 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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Mammogram rates increase after ACA eliminates co-payments

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

A new study finds that screening mammogram rates increased after the Affordable Care Act eliminated out-of-pocket costs.

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New enzyme regulates fat tissue

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

New research in mice and humans suggests that an enzyme called SNRK suppresses inflammation in obesity-related “white fat” while increasing metabolism in heat-producing “brown fat,” making SNRK an intriguing target in the battle against obesity.

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Opioid addiction treatment for prisoners reduced overdose deaths

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

A new study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder that translates into saving lives.

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