Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

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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Study identifies collagen-damaging protein in lethal fungal disease

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

A new study co-authored by zeroes in on a enzyme that may damage bats in white nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed 6 million bats in North America.
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Study assesses sustainability of Baja fisheries

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

A study led by Heather Leslie, the Peggy and Henry D. Sharpe Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, applies a “social-ecological systems” framework to examine the sustainability of fisheries in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.
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Biron to deliver distinguished lecture at immunology meeting

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Logo of the American Association of Immunologists Christine Biron, the Esther Elizabeth Brintzenhoff Professor of Medical Science, will deliver a distinguished lecture at the American Association of Immunologists annual meeting in New Orleans this week.
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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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Study calculates high cost of hepatitis C drugs for RI prisons

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

A newly-published budget analysis finds that the cost of hepatitis treatment for infected inmates in Rhode Island exceeds the state’s prison health budget by nearly 50 percent.
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Match Day 2015

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Today’s the day! Members of the MD Class of 2015 find out where they’ve placed for residency training.
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Q & A: Athena Poppas, MD

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Associate Professor of Medicine Athena Poppas is chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session. The annual event features the latest in cardiovascular research.
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Hospitals face growing active shooter threat

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The frequency of active shooter incidents in U.S. hospitals has risen. In a Viewpoint article in JAMA, Professor of Medical Science Eli Adashi recommends that hospitals examine their security plans.
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