Archive for the ‘Alpert Medical School’ Category

Biologist pursues microbes 2,500 meters under the sea

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

On Nov. 8, 2014, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Jeremy Rich descended 2,500 meters to the Pacific Ocean floor to explore the ecosystems of hydrothermal vents. Read More

CFAR symposium on Nov. 6

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Representatives from the nation’s leading AIDS research institutions will convene at Brown on Nov. 6 for a daylong symposium.
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Passing of Marjorie Thompson ’73 PhD’79

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Associate Dean of Biology Marjorie Thompson passed away on September, 15, 2014.
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Dean Elias at 250th Fall Celebration

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

On September 27 at 2:00pm, Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Jack A. Elias, MD, will present “Double-Edged Sword: A protein with the power to heal or hurt” as part of Brown University’s 250th Anniversary Fall Celebration.
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Ebola outbreak: Updates from the field

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Alpert Medical School faculty are providing first-hand accounts of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

Reporting from central Liberia for the Huffington Post, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Adam Levine blogs about his work with the International Medical Corps.

Professor of Medicine Timothy Flanigan arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, on September 1. Dr. Flanigan discusses his experiences on his blog and recently shared his thoughts on the U.S. military response to the epidemic in an interview with Science.

New population health program progresses

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Medical School faculty have traveled to Nashville. Tenn, to discuss the Primary Care and Population Medicine program at a meeting of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.
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Yoga for bipolar disorder

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Survey results document the benefits and risks of yoga practice for people with bipolar disorder.
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Microchip reveals tumor cell migration

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

A microscopic device enables researchers to observe cancer metastasis at the cellular level.
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End ban on gay blood donors

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

In a newly-published commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Eli Y. Adashi and colleagues call for an end to the lifetime ban on blood donation from gay men.
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BRCA test results alter patients’ surgery plans

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

A new study reports that 7 in 10 women with breast cancer will alter their surgical treatment plans upon testing positive for BRCA gene mutations.
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