Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

New grant advances research on traumatic brain injury

Friday, August 4th, 2017

A Brown-led research team hopes to develop new standards for head protection.
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Medical students explore professional ethics through lens of the Holocaust

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Two medical students discuss lessons learned over a two-week experience with the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.
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New center will advance bioluminescence technology

Friday, August 4th, 2017

$9.2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation will advance research technology that enables brain cells to produce, respond to, and communicate with light.
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Brown researchers deep dive into big health data

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Brown researchers are creating tools that could mine huge data sets and health records for clues about disease incidence, risk factors, and population trends.
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Research demonstrates how cortex assigns credit for causality

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience describes the role neurons in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex play in the crucial task of determining what has caused a desired outcome.
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BrainGate technology advances

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Paralyzed study participants have used the BrainGate brain-computer interface to quickly and accurately type on a screen.
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Study casts doubt about link between eczema, cardiovascular disease

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Despite mixed evidence recently about an association between atopic dermatitis and cardiovascular disease, a new study that analyzed more than 250,000 medical records suggests there is no link.
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Primary care residency program faces uncertain future

Friday, May 26th, 2017

A new JAMA essay co-written by medical student Shayla Durfey calls for congressional action to save the Teaching Health Centers program, which funds outpatient primary care residencies serving rural and indigent communities.
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Mindfulness practice more effective for woman than men?

Friday, May 26th, 2017

A study led by Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Willoughby Britton found that mindfulness meditation significantly helped women address negative moods — but did not help men.

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Medical School partners with practices to create Brown Physicians Inc.

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Warren Alpert Medical School and six medical practices signed a formal agreement to form the non-profit Brown Physicians Inc., a move that will integrate patient care, research, and teaching in southern New England.
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