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BRCA test results alter patients’ surgery plans

26 Jun 2014 3:58 pm

A new study reports that 7 in 10 women with breast cancer will alter their surgical treatment plans upon testing positive for BRCA gene mutations. Read more…

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End ban on gay blood donors

22 Jul 2014 4:08 pm

In a newly-published commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Eli Y. Adashi and colleagues call for an end to the lifetime ban on blood donation from gay men. Read more…

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Award to fund Parkinson’s research

06 Aug 2014 9:38 am

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Wael Asaad has won a $486,000 award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to study the neuroscience of Parkinson’s Disease. Read more…

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Bat research boosts brain hypothesis

22 Aug 2014 4:22 pm

Decades of research on bat echolocation bolsters a long-debated hypothesis on the neuroscience of vision. Read more…

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Microchip reveals tumor cell migration

22 Aug 2014 4:42 pm

A microscopic device enables researchers to observe cancer metastasis at the cellular level. Read more…

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Yoga for bipolar disorder

17 Sep 2014 3:58 pm

Survey results document the benefits and risks of yoga practice for people with bipolar disorder. Read more…

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New population health program progresses

24 Sep 2014 11:45 am

Medical School faculty have traveled to Nashville. Tenn, to discuss the Primary Care and Population Medicine program at a meeting of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative. Read...

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Ebola outbreak: Updates from the field

24 Sep 2014 11:46 am

Alpert Medical School faculty are providing first-hand accounts of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Reporting from central Liberia for the Huffington Post, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Adam Levine blogs about...

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Dean Elias at 250th Fall Celebration

24 Sep 2014 11:48 am

On September 27 at 2:00pm, Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Jack A. Elias, MD, will present “Double-Edged Sword: A protein with the power to heal or hurt” as part of Brown University’s 250th Anniversary...

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Passing of Marjorie Thompson ’73 PhD’79

24 Sep 2014 2:26 pm

Associate Dean of Biology Marjorie Thompson passed away on September, 15, 2014. Read More

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