Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

Researchers take novel approach to ALS treatment

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

A new grant from the ALS Finding a Cure Foundation will support a comprehensive investigation of ALS in flies, worms, mice, and human cells.
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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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Grant will further optogenetics research

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

A new $1-million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation will advance the study of optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control cells with light.
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ALS association honors Brown scientists

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Brown scientist honored at ALS association eventThe Rhode Island chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association has conferred its highest honor to researchers at Brown.

The Spirit of Lou Gehrig Award, presented at the organization’s 19th Annual Evening of Hope on July 1, recognizes achievement in ALS research, awareness and advocacy. The award was presented to Justin R. Fallon, PhD; Nicolas Fawzi, PhD; Anne Hart, PhD; Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD; Diane Lipscombe, PhD; Robert Reenan, PhD; and Kristi Wharton, PhD.

“This year’s event was designed to highlight the fact that significant ALS research is being conducted right here in Rhode Island at Brown University,” said John Pagliarini, ALSA-RI Chapter president.

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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Doctor and captain

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Kelly McDonald MD'15This weekend, West Point alumna Kelly MacDonald MD’15 will receive her medical degree and her captain’s bars.

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Bellano honored with outstanding thesis award

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Nicholas Bellono, a graduate student in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology, has been honored with a 2015 Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award for his thesis, “Ionic Signaling in Pigmentation.” Bellano will receive his doctoral degree on May 24.
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