Archive for the ‘Alpert Medical School’ Category

How to improve health care for prisoners

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Dr. Josiah Rich, professor of medicine and epidemiology, is lead author on a new Health Affairs article that offers recommendations to improve health care for prisoners.
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Researchers demystify PP1 enzyme

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Brown scientists have made huge strides toward determining the specific behavior of PP1, an enzyme that is essential to many biological processes and associated with a wide range of diseases.
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Forest model predicts spatial dynamics

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Scientists have developed a new statistical model that helps interpret measurements of forest growth.
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New program brings gender-specific medicine to fore

Monday, February 17th, 2014

The Division of Women’s Health in Emergency Care (WHEC) is the first program in the country to focus exclusively on gender-specific research and education.
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Bipolar patients bear heavy Rx load

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

A new study shows that 36 percent of patients admitted to Rhode Island psychiatric hospitals for bipolar disorder were taking four or more psychotropic medications.
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Research setback yields valuable lessons

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Professor of Neurology Stephen Salloway highlights lessons learned from a failed Alzheimer’s drug trial in the Jan 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more…

Passages: Dr. Milton Hamolsky

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Dr. Milton Hamolsky, professor emeritus of medical science and a founding father of Alpert Medical School, died on Jan. 18.  Read more…

Remembering Sam Berns

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Sam Berns died on January 10 from complications from progeria, a rare condition that causes accelerated aging in children. His parents, Leslie Gordon, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and Scott Berns, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, founded the Progeria Research Foundation in 1999 to fight the disease.  Read more…

Fungal lifestyle

Friday, January 10th, 2014

A study of the reproductive processes of yeast yields a surprising discovery.  Read more…


$1.6M award will fund diabetes research

Friday, January 10th, 2014

With $1.625 million in support from the American Diabetes Association, Associate Professor of Medical Science Wolfgang Peti will apply NMR spectroscopy to advance type 2 diabetes research. Read more…