Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category

Essay examines perils and pitfalls of new fertility procedure

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

In a new paper published in Science Translational Medicine, experts at Brown, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Law discuss the implications of in vitro gametogenesis (IVG).

Review examines advertising of psychiatric drugs

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

A new review takes a rare look at direct-to-consumer advertising of psychiatric medications.
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$9.7M grant will advance aging research

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will further a multi-university effort to advance aging research.
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Study describes rare, new brain disease

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A team of Brown scientists have identified the genetic mutations involved in a rare degenerative brain disorder.
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New tool for diagnosing dehydration in children

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

A new study validates the four-symptom “DHAKA” score as a quick, accurate, and reliable tool for diagnosing dehydration in children.
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Intervention stems cancer spread in mice

Friday, May 20th, 2016

In a new study co-authored by Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Jack. A. Elias, scientists were able to take control of a protein that plays a fundamental role in the spread of cancer.
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Research eyes safer stem cells

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Nurturing stem cells atop a bed of mouse cells – the gold standard for lab research, poses a contamination risk for transplants to human patients. Brown bio-engineers are developing a safer, synthetic layer instead.
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Study illustrates the might of a tiny lizard

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Brown biologist Christopher Anderson details the explosive power of the chameleon’s tongue.
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Researchers develop single-step test for HIV mutations

Friday, October 16th, 2015

A new study describes a method for distinguishing between drug-resistant and non-resistant strains of HIV that works faster and more sensitively in lab testing than standard technologies.
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Bright screens at night makes for poor sleep quality in young teens

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

A new study shows that nighttime exposure to phones and tablets erodes sleep quality in boys and girls aged 9-15.
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