Archive for the ‘Alpert Medical School’ Category

Scientists develop model for paleontology

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

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

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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

Monday, December 15th, 2014

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

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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

Monday, December 1st, 2014

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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In memoriam: Dr. David S. Greer, 89, former dean of medicine

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Dr. David S. Greer, former dean of Alpert Medical School, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
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Teens are later to bed, but still early to rise

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Study shows that bedtime schedules and circadian rhythms shift later as children age, but early school start times interfere with their natural tendency to sleep later
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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