Mammogram rates increase after ACA eliminates co-payments

March 8th, 2018

A new study finds that screening mammogram rates increased after the Affordable Care Act eliminated out-of-pocket costs.

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New enzyme regulates fat tissue

March 8th, 2018

New research in mice and humans suggests that an enzyme called SNRK suppresses inflammation in obesity-related “white fat” while increasing metabolism in heat-producing “brown fat,” making SNRK an intriguing target in the battle against obesity.

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Opioid addiction treatment for prisoners reduced overdose deaths

March 8th, 2018

A new study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder that translates into saving lives.

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Doctors fight Hepatitis C

March 7th, 2018

Hepatitis C is the deadliest infectious disease in the US. The VA has a strategy to defeat it among veterans.

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New technology detects genetic mutations

March 7th, 2018

Brown University researchers have developed a new machine learning technique that can track down beneficial genetic mutations and allow scientists to map the evolutionary changes of certain diseases and medical conditions.

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Learning involves two brain systems, study finds

February 28th, 2018

Brown University researchers have shown that reinforcement learning and working memory — two distinct brain systems — work hand-in-hand as people learn new tasks.

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$50 million gift to help translate research into cures for disease

February 28th, 2018

A new gift from Brown University Chancellor Samuel M. Mencoff and Ann S. Mencoff will establish medical research funds and support top medical scholars.

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Going small: research reveals atomic-level changes in ALS-linked protein

February 28th, 2018

A new study details the minute changes—down to the level of individual atoms—that cause a particular protein to form cell-damaging clumps associated with ALS and other diseases.

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Brown, Prospect HealthCare propose merger discussions with Care New England

January 11th, 2018

Brown President Christina Paxson asserts that acquisition of Care New England by a Boston-area health care system is not in the best interests of Rhode Island and outlines how a local alternative would better serve the state.
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New grant advances research on traumatic brain injury

August 4th, 2017

A Brown-led research team hopes to develop new standards for head protection.
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