Bipolar patients bear heavy Rx load

February 6th, 2014 by Olufunke

A new study shows that 36 percent of patients admitted to Rhode Island psychiatric hospitals for bipolar disorder were taking four or more psychotropic medications.
Read more…

Research setback yields valuable lessons

January 24th, 2014 by Olufunke

Professor of Neurology Stephen Salloway highlights lessons learned from a failed Alzheimer’s drug trial in the Jan 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more…

Passages: Dr. Milton Hamolsky

January 22nd, 2014 by Olufunke

Dr. Milton Hamolsky, professor emeritus of medical science and a founding father of Alpert Medical School, died on Jan. 18.  Read more…

Remembering Sam Berns

January 12th, 2014 by Olufunke

Sam Berns died on January 10 from complications from progeria, a rare condition that causes accelerated aging in children. His parents, Leslie Gordon, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and Scott Berns, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, founded the Progeria Research Foundation in 1999 to fight the disease.  Read more…

Fungal lifestyle

January 10th, 2014 by Olufunke

A study of the reproductive processes of yeast yields a surprising discovery.  Read more…

 

$1.6M award will fund diabetes research

January 10th, 2014 by Olufunke

With $1.625 million in support from the American Diabetes Association, Associate Professor of Medical Science Wolfgang Peti will apply NMR spectroscopy to advance type 2 diabetes research. Read more…

Mangroves move north

January 7th, 2014 by Olufunke

An analysis of satellite images links northward expansion of mangroves to fewer cold snaps.
Read more…

Design for science

December 18th, 2013 by Olufunke

“Virtual Reality Design for Science,” a course co-listed at Brown and RISD, draws upon computer science, biology, and art to develop visualization tools for scientific analysis. Read more…

Optogenetics effective in larger, more complex brains

December 17th, 2013 by Olufunke

A new study led by neuroscientists at Brown has shown that optogenetics – a technique that uses pulses of light to genetically alter brain cells – can be as successful in large brains as electrical stimulation.  Read more…

Research delves into the biomechanics of sports

December 2nd, 2013 by Olufunke

Biology concentrator Kathryn Yates works closely with Joseph Crisco, the Henry F. Lippitt Professor of Orthopaedics, on NCAA-funded research that could one day set the standard for equipment use in field hockey. Read more…