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New fellowship allows students to create solutions for racism in medicine

12 Apr 2018 12:49 pm

The Brown Advocates for Social Change and Equity fellowship, a program led and supported by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the Alpert Medical School, is in its inaugural year. It provides a structure...

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Thirty Brown students and alumni awarded NSF fellowship

12 Apr 2018 12:18 pm

The National Science Foundation has selected 30 Brown University students and alumni to receive funding for graduate study under the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The program recruits high-potential, early-career...

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Researchers identify new class of antibiotics with potential to fight superbugs

10 Apr 2018 12:37 pm

Using computer simulations and laboratory experiments, a Brown-led team of scientists found a new class of antibiotics with the potential to treat MRSA and other infections that are increasingly resistant to traditional antibiotics. Read...

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Professors fight for life-saving mitochondrial replacement treatment

10 Apr 2018 12:25 pm

Professors from Brown’s medical school and Harvard’s law school urge the U.S. to allow for the replacement of mutation-bearing mitochondria to prevent fatal illnesses in children. Read more…

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New imaging technique shows bodies in motion

05 Apr 2018 11:59 am

Next-level imaging born and developed at Brown can peer inside moving tissue, revealing how bone, muscle, ligaments, and cartilage work together to let living organisms walk, breathe, and eat. Read more…

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VA develops new strategy to fight Hepatitis C among veterans

05 Apr 2018 11:46 am

Hepatitis C is the deadliest infectious disease in the US. The VA is using an integrated therapy approach to help treat veterans, among significant financial and social struggles. Read more…

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Professors bridge academic gap to collaborate on brain research

05 Apr 2018 11:37 am

Brown physician-scientists cross over academic divides to improve the lives of people with brain disorders. Through collaboration and with their unique backgrounds, they hope to further a collaborative approach to their patient-based...

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New early stage ALS research may provide key for treatment

22 Mar 2018 12:51 pm

Many inhibitory neurons were lost early in the development of ALS, new research shows, which is in sharp contrast to other degenerative diseases. The finding could help develop new, novel treatments for ALS. Read more…

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Brown medical students celebrate Match Day

22 Mar 2018 12:48 pm

At Match Day 2018, a record 118 Brown students were placed in medical residency programs across the country. Read more…

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Boosting Sirt4 gene activity extends healthy lifespan in fruit flies

08 Mar 2018 12:28 pm

Results from study led by Brown University researchers illustrate that Sirt4, also found in humans, may be an important factor in age-related metabolic decline and healthy lifespan. Read more…

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