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Findings broaden understanding of COPD

06 May 2015 4:56 pm

New research provides evidence that cigarette smoke suppresses the protein NLRX1, which triggers an aggressive immune response that results in COPD. Read more…

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Tapeworm drug could treat MRSA

06 May 2015 4:59 pm

A new study shows that a drug used to fight tapeworms effectively treated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Read more…

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Nobel laureates, scholars to deliver lectures on the future of computation

07 May 2015 2:54 pm

The “Brown University 250th Anniversary Symposium: The Next 250 Years,” May 12-15, 2015, to be held in honor of renowned scientist and computer pioneer John von Neumann, will feature talks on economics, computer science,...

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Nunn opens Nasdaq on National Hepatitis Testing Day

21 May 2015 11:42 am

Assistant Professor of Medicine Amy Nunn joined a panel of experts on Wall Street to discuss efforts to expand hepatitis testing. Read more…

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Bellano honored with outstanding thesis award

21 May 2015 11:48 am

Nicholas Bellono, a graduate student in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology, has been honored with a 2015 Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award for his thesis, “Ionic...

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Doctor and captain

21 May 2015 11:50 am

This weekend, West Point alumna Kelly MacDonald MD’15 will receive her medical degree and her captain’s bars. Read more…

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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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