Archive for the ‘Alpert Medical School’ Category

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…

Mangroves move north

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

An analysis of satellite images links northward expansion of mangroves to fewer cold snaps.
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Design for science

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

“Virtual Reality Design for Science,” a course co-listed at Brown and RISD, draws upon computer science, biology, and art to develop visualization tools for scientific analysis. Read more…

Optogenetics effective in larger, more complex brains

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

A new study led by neuroscientists at Brown has shown that optogenetics – a technique that uses pulses of light to genetically alter brain cells – can be as successful in large brains as electrical stimulation.  Read more…

Research delves into the biomechanics of sports

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Biology concentrator Kathryn Yates works closely with Joseph Crisco, the Henry F. Lippitt Professor of Orthopaedics, on NCAA-funded research that could one day set the standard for equipment use in field hockey. Read more…

Anxiety treatment linked to primary care

Friday, November 8th, 2013

A five-year study found that seven in 10 primary care patients with anxiety disorders eventually received potentially adequate treatment. Read more…

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…