Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category

Citrus increases light sensitivity

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

grapefruitA new study finds that consumption of citrus fruits increases light sensitivity in white men and women.
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Nobel laureates, scholars to deliver lectures on the future of computation

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The “Brown University 250th Anniversary Symposium: The Next 250 Years,” May 12-15, 2015, to be held in honor of renowned scientist and computer pioneer John von Neumann, will feature talks on economics, computer science, and brain science.
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Tapeworm drug could treat MRSA

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)A new study shows that a drug used to fight tapeworms effectively treated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
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Findings broaden understanding of COPD

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Min-Jong Kang, left, Jack Elias, Chun Geun Lee

New research provides evidence that cigarette smoke suppresses the protein NLRX1, which triggers an aggressive immune response that results in COPD.
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Scott P. Bruder, MD, PhD ’84 receives AIMBE’s highest honor

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has presented its highest honor, the Pierre Galletti Award, to Scott P. Bruder, MD, PhD ’84. The award is named for the late Pierre M. Galletti, renowned biomedical engineer and the first vice president of biology and medicine at Brown.

As an undergraduate concentrator in biology at Brown, Bruder studied under Dr. Galetti. He has the distinction of being the first of Galletti’s former students to be given the titular honor. In receiving the award, Bruder said “I have had the distinct honor of being mentored by many great leaders, including Dr. Galletti, who taught a generation of investigators to demand scientific excellence, reduce their discoveries to practice, strive to impact patient care globally, and learn, teach and pay these lessons forward.”

The award recognizes Bruder’s scholarship and innovation in biotechnology, medical device and diagnostic products, as well as his efforts in biomedical education and public policy. Bruder serves as an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University and leads his own consulting firm, Bruder Consulting International. Read more…

Gold helps focus radiation on cancer cells

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has demonstrated a promising new approach for targeting cancer cells for radiation.
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Match Day 2015

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Today’s the day! Members of the MD Class of 2015 find out where they’ve placed for residency training.
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Q & A: Athena Poppas, MD

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Associate Professor of Medicine Athena Poppas is chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session. The annual event features the latest in cardiovascular research.
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Scientists develop model for paleontology

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Specialized x-ray and simulation technology allow researchers to read the fossil record left by animals 200 million years ago. Read More

3.5-million grant will leverage data science to boost HIV care

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

With grant support from the National Institutes of Health, Rami Kantor, associate professor of medicine, and Joseph Hogan, professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health, will develop new techniques for using patient health records to optimize HIV care in resource-poor settings.
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