Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

Bat research boosts brain hypothesis

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Decades of research on bat echolocation bolsters a long-debated hypothesis on the neuroscience of vision.
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End ban on gay blood donors

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

In a newly-published commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Eli Y. Adashi and colleagues call for an end to the lifetime ban on blood donation from gay men.
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BRCA test results alter patients’ surgery plans

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

A new study reports that 7 in 10 women with breast cancer will alter their surgical treatment plans upon testing positive for BRCA gene mutations.
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Researchers identify key protein in pulmonary fibrosis

Friday, June 13th, 2014

A study co-authored by Jack A. Elias, dean of medicine and biological sciences, uncovers the role an ancient protein plays in the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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David Berson honored by Brown and national group

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

David Berson, the Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, has been honored with a University Presidential Faculty Award and the Friedenwald Award of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
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Aronson fund honors founding medical school dean

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

The Dean Stanley M. Aronson Fund for Research and Innovation will provide discretionary support for the dean of medicine and biological sciences.
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Shift chemo to further rectal cancer care?

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Study findings suggest that administering chemotherapy before radiation and surgery could help rectal cancer patients tolerate a full treatment regimen.
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MD’14 Student Honors

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Members of the MD Class of 2014 were honored at the awards ceremony on May 23.
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Biology faculty honors

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Faculty in the Program in Biology will be honored at the  University Award Ceremony on May 5 at Sayles Hall.

 

2014 Elizabeth Leduc Prize for Excellence in Teaching in the Life Sciences
Lundy Braun, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

​Inaugural College Dean’s Award for Teaching in the Life Sciences (for junior faculty or lecturer)
Richard Bungiro, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

BioMed Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Advising, and Service (undergraduate education)
Mark Johnson, Department of Molecular, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

BioMed Dean’s ​Award for Excellence in Teaching, Advising, and Service (graduate education)
Kimberly Mowry, Department of Molecular, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

Early neural wiring for smell persists, adapts

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

New research tracks the development of sensory neurons in the mouse olfactory system.
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