Archive for the ‘Alpert Medical School’ Category

Changing amino acid shifts virus target

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A new study shows that altering a single amino acid can cause a a virus to bind to a different receptor on a targeted cell. Read more…

 

When it comes to error, rats and humans are on similar wavelengths

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A new study shows that the brains of humans and rats adapt to errors by using low-frequency brainwaves in the medial frontal cortex to synchronize neurons in the motor cortex. Read more…

Language ability and the child brain

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Study results highlight the importance of environment to language acquisition in young children. Read more…

$7.36M grant will further cardiac arrest research

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

The Cardiovascular Research Center has been awarded a $7.36 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study sudden cardiac arrest. Read more…

Inter-institutional research directory launches

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

CoresRI.org, an online directory of shared research instrumentation and services available at local academic and medical institutions, is the first to focus on resources in Rhode Island. Read more…

New course offerings blend art and science

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

This fall, three new courses give students the opportunity to explore science through art. Read more…

Study: Prenatal stress predicts adult nicotine addiction

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

A study led by Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Laura Stroud suggests a link between prenatal exposure to stress hormones and adult nicotine dependence among women. Read more…

Healthcare showcase to cover a range of issues

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Scientists, physcians, researchers and business leaders will converge at the Rhode Island Healthcare Showcase on Oct 15. Read more…

Researchers restore neuron growth in mice

Monday, September 16th, 2013

A new study links mutation of a gene associated with autism to a deficit in brain cell growth and connectivity in mice. Read more…

$11-million NIH grant funds new brain research center

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

With support from a major new federal grant, Professor of Neuroscience Jerome Sanes will lead the COBRE Center for Central Nervous System Function at Brown. Read more…