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Citrus increases light sensitivity

01 Jul 2015 2:05 pm

A new study finds that consumption of citrus fruits increases light sensitivity in white men and women. Read more…

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Scientists, families build community around Christianson Syndrome

07 Jul 2015 3:58 pm

Researchers 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. Read more…

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ALS association honors Brown scientists

22 Jul 2015 4:21 pm

The 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...

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Grant will further optogenetics research

29 Jul 2015 2:24 pm

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. Read more…

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Study: Predators are sensitive to climate change

26 Aug 2015 11:18 am

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. Read more…

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Bright screens at night makes for poor sleep quality in young teens

26 Aug 2015 11:34 am

A new study shows that nighttime exposure to phones and tablets erodes sleep quality in boys and girls aged 9-15. Read more…

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Researchers develop single-step test for HIV mutations

16 Oct 2015 4:27 pm

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. Read more…

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Study illustrates the might of a tiny lizard

04 Feb 2016 11:07 am

Brown biologist Christopher Anderson details the explosive power of the chameleon’s tongue. Read more

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Researchers take novel approach to ALS treatment

04 Feb 2016 11:47 am

A new grant from the ALS Finding a Cure Foundation will support a comprehensive investigation of ALS in flies, worms, mice, and human cells. Read more

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Study links suicide risk to alcohol, cocaine use

14 Apr 2016 2:30 pm

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. Read more…

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