Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category

Intervention stems cancer spread in mice

Friday, May 20th, 2016

In a new study co-authored by Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Jack. A. Elias, scientists were able to take control of a protein that plays a fundamental role in the spread of cancer.
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Research eyes safer stem cells

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Nurturing stem cells atop a bed of mouse cells – the gold standard for lab research, poses a contamination risk for transplants to human patients. Brown bio-engineers are developing a safer, synthetic layer instead.
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Study illustrates the might of a tiny lizard

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Brown biologist Christopher Anderson details the explosive power of the chameleon’s tongue.
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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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