Research eyes safer stem cells

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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Trial combats perinatal depression and anxiety

May 6th, 2016

A new intervention could help sleep disruption, depression and anxiety in pregnant and post partum women.
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Study links suicide risk to alcohol, cocaine use

April 14th, 2016

A new study of hundreds of emergency department patients in the U.S. found a significant link between suicide attempts and the combined use of cocaine and alcohol.
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Researchers take novel approach to ALS treatment

February 4th, 2016

A new grant from the ALS Finding a Cure Foundation will support a comprehensive investigation of ALS in flies, worms, mice, and human cells.
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Study illustrates the might of a tiny lizard

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

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

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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Study: Predators are sensitive to climate change

August 26th, 2015

A study co-authored by Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Christine Janis shows how North American dogs evolved in response to climate and habitat changes in North America.
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Grant will further optogenetics research

July 29th, 2015

A new $1-million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation will advance the study of optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control cells with light.
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ALS association honors Brown scientists

July 22nd, 2015

Brown scientist honored at ALS association eventThe Rhode Island chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association has conferred its highest honor to researchers at Brown.

The Spirit of Lou Gehrig Award, presented at the organization’s 19th Annual Evening of Hope on July 1, recognizes achievement in ALS research, awareness and advocacy. The award was presented to Justin R. Fallon, PhD; Nicolas Fawzi, PhD; Anne Hart, PhD; Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD; Diane Lipscombe, PhD; Robert Reenan, PhD; and Kristi Wharton, PhD.

“This year’s event was designed to highlight the fact that significant ALS research is being conducted right here in Rhode Island at Brown University,” said John Pagliarini, ALSA-RI Chapter president.