Posts Tagged ‘research’

Learning involves two brain systems, study finds

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Brown University researchers have shown that reinforcement learning and working memory — two distinct brain systems — work hand-in-hand as people learn new tasks.

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$50 million gift to help translate research into cures for disease

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

A new gift from Brown University Chancellor Samuel M. Mencoff and Ann S. Mencoff will establish medical research funds and support top medical scholars.

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Going small: research reveals atomic-level changes in ALS-linked protein

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

A new study details the minute changes—down to the level of individual atoms—that cause a particular protein to form cell-damaging clumps associated with ALS and other diseases.

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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 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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ALS association honors Brown scientists

Wednesday, 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.

Scientists, families build community around Christianson Syndrome

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

 Scientists, families build community around Christianson SyndromeResearchers and families will converge upon Woodlands, Texas, July 30-Aug 2 to build community around Christianson Syndrome, a a newly-identified genetic disability disorder in boys.
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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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