Blocking protein reduces cancer spread in mice

December 22nd, 2014

A new study co-authored by Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Jack A. Elias finds that suppressing a protein called “chitinase 3-like-1” dramatically reduced the spread of two different types of cancer in mice.
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Algorithim pinpoints networks of genetic mutations across cancers

December 15th, 2014

A powerful algorithim, called Hotnet2, could help researchers define the complex genetic associations involved in cancer.
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New study measures head blows in girls’ lacrosse

December 2nd, 2014

Just how much does a blow from a lacrosse stick accelerate the head? A new study provides answers.
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Eight ways to improve STEM career prospects for minorities

December 1st, 2014

Associate Professor of Medical Science Andrew G. Campbell tapped 50 underrepresented minority students for advice on enhancing training in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
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New grant for alcohol research

November 26th, 2014

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Karla Kaun will apply a new $300,000 grant to study the neuroscience of alcohol intoxication.
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In memoriam: Dr. David S. Greer, 89, former dean of medicine

November 26th, 2014

Dr. David S. Greer, former dean of Alpert Medical School, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
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Teens are later to bed, but still early to rise

November 26th, 2014

Study shows that bedtime schedules and circadian rhythms shift later as children age, but early school start times interfere with their natural tendency to sleep later
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Biologist pursues microbes 2,500 meters under the sea

November 19th, 2014

On Nov. 8, 2014, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Jeremy Rich descended 2,500 meters to the Pacific Ocean floor to explore the ecosystems of hydrothermal vents. Read More

CFAR symposium on Nov. 6

October 20th, 2014

Representatives from the nation’s leading AIDS research institutions will convene at Brown on Nov. 6 for a daylong symposium.
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Passing of Marjorie Thompson ’73 PhD’79

September 24th, 2014

Associate Dean of Biology Marjorie Thompson passed away on September, 15, 2014.
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