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NSF awards U. researchers $1.75 million grant

October 19, 2012 0 comments

Researchers at Brown recently received a $1.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Centers for Chemical Innovation Program to study whether carbon dioxide can be used in place of fossil fuels in the production of industrial chemicals. The multidisciplinary, multi-institutional project involves researchers in both engineering and chemistry.  

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Biomarkers predict patient outcomes

September 19, 2012 0 comments

A study published yesterday found that a combination of biomarkers, rather than DNA alone, is a more effective way of determining the involvement of human papillomavirus in causing head and neck cancers.

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U. engineers accurately detect flu virus with biochip prototype

September 12, 2012 0 comments

Detection of the influenza virus – more widely known as the flu – has been a slow and laborious process to date. But biomedical engineers at Brown recently developed a prototype for a biochip that can rapidly and reliably detect influenza in patients. This chip would allow scientists to track the spread of the flu, ideally preventing outbreaks through early diagnosis, the researchers reported in the June issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

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Lecture dispels vaccine myths

April 11, 2012 0 comments

Students gathered to learn more about the science behind vaccines and the importance of vaccination for public health and society at “Vaccination Fascination: a Mythbuster Seminar.”

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Assistant prof wins Department of Defense grant

March 16, 2012 0 comments

Mark Zervas, assistant professor of molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry, won a $716,769 Department of Defense grant to study tuberous sclerosis, a developmental genetic disorder. 

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Nicotine itself may threaten cardiovascular health

March 9, 2012 0 comments

The link between cigarette smoke and cardiac disease is well-established, but research conducted by Professor of Medical Science Chi-Ming Hai found that nicotine alone has negative effects on vascular health. 

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