Archive for the ‘Alpert Medical School’ Category

Intervention stems cancer spread in mice

Friday, May 20th, 2016

In a new study co-authored by Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Jack. A. Elias, scientists were able to take control of a protein that plays a fundamental role in the spread of cancer.
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Brown scientist honored by White House

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Botanist Erika Edwards has been awarded the nation’s highest honor for young scientists.
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Research eyes safer stem cells

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Nurturing stem cells atop a bed of mouse cells – the gold standard for lab research, poses a contamination risk for transplants to human patients. Brown bio-engineers are developing a safer, synthetic layer instead.
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Trial combats perinatal depression and anxiety

Friday, May 6th, 2016

A new intervention could help sleep disruption, depression and anxiety in pregnant and post partum women.
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Study links suicide risk to alcohol, cocaine use

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

A new study of hundreds of emergency department patients in the U.S. found a significant link between suicide attempts and the combined use of cocaine and alcohol.
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Researchers take novel approach to ALS treatment

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

A new grant from the ALS Finding a Cure Foundation will support a comprehensive investigation of ALS in flies, worms, mice, and human cells.
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Bright screens at night makes for poor sleep quality in young teens

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

A new study shows that nighttime exposure to phones and tablets erodes sleep quality in boys and girls aged 9-15.
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Grant will further optogenetics research

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

A new $1-million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation will advance the study of optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control cells with light.
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ALS association honors Brown scientists

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Brown scientist honored at ALS association eventThe Rhode Island chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association has conferred its highest honor to researchers at Brown.

The Spirit of Lou Gehrig Award, presented at the organization’s 19th Annual Evening of Hope on July 1, recognizes achievement in ALS research, awareness and advocacy. The award was presented to Justin R. Fallon, PhD; Nicolas Fawzi, PhD; Anne Hart, PhD; Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD; Diane Lipscombe, PhD; Robert Reenan, PhD; and Kristi Wharton, PhD.

“This year’s event was designed to highlight the fact that significant ALS research is being conducted right here in Rhode Island at Brown University,” said John Pagliarini, ALSA-RI Chapter president.

Scientists, families build community around Christianson Syndrome

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

 Scientists, families build community around Christianson SyndromeResearchers and families will converge upon Woodlands, Texas, July 30-Aug 2 to build community around Christianson Syndrome, a a newly-identified genetic disability disorder in boys.
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