Posts Tagged ‘research’

$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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Study identifies collagen-damaging protein in lethal fungal disease

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

A new study co-authored by zeroes in on a enzyme that may damage bats in white nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed 6 million bats in North America.
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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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Study calculates high cost of hepatitis C drugs for RI prisons

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

A newly-published budget analysis finds that the cost of hepatitis treatment for infected inmates in Rhode Island exceeds the state’s prison health budget by nearly 50 percent.
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