Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category

Researchers develop single-step test for HIV mutations

Friday, October 16th, 2015

A new study describes a method for distinguishing between drug-resistant and non-resistant strains of HIV that works faster and more sensitively in lab testing than standard technologies.
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Bright screens at night makes for poor sleep quality in young teens

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

A new study shows that nighttime exposure to phones and tablets erodes sleep quality in boys and girls aged 9-15.
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Study: Predators are sensitive to climate change

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

A study co-authored by Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Christine Janis shows how North American dogs evolved in response to climate and habitat changes in North America.
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Scientists, families build community around Christianson Syndrome

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

 Scientists, families build community around Christianson SyndromeResearchers and families will converge upon Woodlands, Texas, July 30-Aug 2 to build community around Christianson Syndrome, a a newly-identified genetic disability disorder in boys.
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Citrus increases light sensitivity

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

grapefruitA new study finds that consumption of citrus fruits increases light sensitivity in white men and women.
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Nobel laureates, scholars to deliver lectures on the future of computation

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The “Brown University 250th Anniversary Symposium: The Next 250 Years,” May 12-15, 2015, to be held in honor of renowned scientist and computer pioneer John von Neumann, will feature talks on economics, computer science, and brain science.
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Tapeworm drug could treat MRSA

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)A new study shows that a drug used to fight tapeworms effectively treated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
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Findings broaden understanding of COPD

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Min-Jong Kang, left, Jack Elias, Chun Geun Lee

New research provides evidence that cigarette smoke suppresses the protein NLRX1, which triggers an aggressive immune response that results in COPD.
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Scott P. Bruder, MD, PhD ’84 receives AIMBE’s highest honor

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has presented its highest honor, the Pierre Galletti Award, to Scott P. Bruder, MD, PhD ’84. The award is named for the late Pierre M. Galletti, renowned biomedical engineer and the first vice president of biology and medicine at Brown.

As an undergraduate concentrator in biology at Brown, Bruder studied under Dr. Galetti. He has the distinction of being the first of Galletti’s former students to be given the titular honor. In receiving the award, Bruder said “I have had the distinct honor of being mentored by many great leaders, including Dr. Galletti, who taught a generation of investigators to demand scientific excellence, reduce their discoveries to practice, strive to impact patient care globally, and learn, teach and pay these lessons forward.”

The award recognizes Bruder’s scholarship and innovation in biotechnology, medical device and diagnostic products, as well as his efforts in biomedical education and public policy. Bruder serves as an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University and leads his own consulting firm, Bruder Consulting International. Read more…

Gold helps focus radiation on cancer cells

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has demonstrated a promising new approach for targeting cancer cells for radiation.
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