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Mindfulness practice more effective for woman than men?

21 Apr 2017 2:24 pm

A study led by Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Willoughby Britton found that mindfulness meditation significantly helped women address negative moods — but did not help men. Read more…

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Essay examines perils and pitfalls of new fertility procedure

12 Jan 2017 12:04 pm

In a new paper published in Science Translational Medicine, experts at Brown, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Law discuss the implications of in vitro gametogenesis (IVG).

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Study furthers theory of aging

14 Sep 2016 10:49 am

A new study led by Brown scientists advances a theory that links rogue elements of DNA called transposons to the health effects of aging. Read more…

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Review examines advertising of psychiatric drugs

14 Sep 2016 10:17 am

A new review takes a rare look at direct-to-consumer advertising of psychiatric medications. Read more…

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$9.7M grant will advance aging research

06 Sep 2016 11:26 am

A five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will further a multi-university effort to advance aging research. Read more…

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Study describes rare, new brain disease

06 Sep 2016 10:37 am

A team of Brown scientists have identified the genetic mutations involved in a rare degenerative brain disorder. Read more…

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New tool for diagnosing dehydration in children

23 Aug 2016 9:59 am

A new study validates the four-symptom “DHAKA” score as a quick, accurate, and reliable tool for diagnosing dehydration in children. Read more…

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Intervention stems cancer spread in mice

20 May 2016 12:23 pm

In a new study co-authored by Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Jack. A. Elias, scientists were able to take control of a protein that plays a fundamental role in the spread of cancer. Read more…

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Brown scientist honored by White House

06 May 2016 4:21 pm

Botanist Erika Edwards has been awarded the nation’s highest honor for young scientists. Read more…

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Research eyes safer stem cells

06 May 2016 4:10 pm

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. Read...

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