Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category

New fellowship allows students to create solutions for racism in medicine

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The Brown Advocates for Social Change and Equity fellowship, a program led and supported by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the Alpert Medical School, is in its inaugural year. It provides a structure path for students to develop programs to address diversity and inclusion in the medical field, via a series of projects, workshops, and mentorship.

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Thirty Brown students and alumni awarded NSF fellowship

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The National Science Foundation has selected 30 Brown University students and alumni to receive funding for graduate study under the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Researchers identify new class of antibiotics with potential to fight superbugs

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Using computer simulations and laboratory experiments, a Brown-led team of scientists found a new class of antibiotics with the potential to treat MRSA and other infections that are increasingly resistant to traditional antibiotics.

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Professors fight for life-saving mitochondrial replacement treatment

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Professors from Brown’s medical school and Harvard’s law school urge the U.S. to allow for the replacement of mutation-bearing mitochondria to prevent fatal illnesses in children.

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Professors bridge academic gap to collaborate on brain research

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Brown physician-scientists cross over academic divides to improve the lives of people with brain disorders. Through collaboration and with their unique backgrounds, they hope to further a collaborative approach to their patient-based work.

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New early stage ALS research may provide key for treatment

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Many inhibitory neurons were lost early in the development of ALS, new research shows, which is in sharp contrast to other degenerative diseases. The finding could help develop new, novel treatments for ALS.

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Boosting Sirt4 gene activity extends healthy lifespan in fruit flies

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Results from study led by Brown University researchers illustrate that Sirt4, also found in humans, may be an important factor in age-related metabolic decline and healthy lifespan.

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New enzyme regulates fat tissue

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

New research in mice and humans suggests that an enzyme called SNRK suppresses inflammation in obesity-related “white fat” while increasing metabolism in heat-producing “brown fat,” making SNRK an intriguing target in the battle against obesity.

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New technology detects genetic mutations

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Brown University researchers have developed a new machine learning technique that can track down beneficial genetic mutations and allow scientists to map the evolutionary changes of certain diseases and medical conditions.

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Learning involves two brain systems, study finds

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Brown University researchers have shown that reinforcement learning and working memory — two distinct brain systems — work hand-in-hand as people learn new tasks.

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