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A new pilot study offers evidence that by using Google Glass, dermatologists might be able to perform consultations from external locations.

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Researchers seek to enhance medicine with Google Glass

April 9, 2014 0 comments

Medical professionals and patients may someday be able to see through the eyes of a doctor — literally.

David Egilman, professor of family medicine, won a legal contest to gain the right to ask pharmaceutical company Merck to release documents about its drug Vioxx, which was pulled from shelves in 2004.

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Prof. pushes for release of Vioxx documents

April 7, 2014 0 comments

New documents may be released concerning Vioxx, a prescription drug that has come under fire for its correlation with negative health effects.


Major illness diagnoses erode student life balance

April 4, 2014 4 comments

Surrounded by three doctors, with his family living on the other side of the globe, Robert Lee ’17 was incredulous when he received his diagnosis.

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Focus on health may reduce reincarceration

March 12, 2014 0 comments

Incarceration is a vicious cycle analogous to a fly getting stuck to flypaper, said Josiah Rich, professor of medicine and epidemiology.

Research laboratories opened their doors this weekend to allow people to engage with some of the technology that professors use in their research, including a robotic arm used to aid people with paralysis.

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Exhibits showcase U. research, scientific innovation

March 10, 2014 1 comment

The sciences at Brown threw open their doors this weekend and welcomed visitors of all ages, backgrounds and interests.

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Filicides account for 15 percent of homicides, study finds

March 3, 2014 0 comments

Movies, television and news media perpetuate several unfounded myths about filicide — the killing of a child by a parent — said Tim Mariano.

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Study explores neural correlates of working memory gating

February 24, 2014 0 comments

In a world in which people suffer from information overload, humans need to be able to mentally sift through data and decide what is relevant.

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U. faces drop in research funding

February 12, 2014 1 comment

External research funding to the University declined about 17 percent in fiscal year 2013, Provost Mark Schlissel P’15 said in a faculty meeting last week.

Alzheimer’s drug trial yields ‘disappointing’ results

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Alzheimer’s drug trial yields ‘disappointing’ results

February 3, 2014 0 comments

A recent study found that a drug previously thought to slow the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, causes no improvement in patients’ memories.

Animal welfare complaint filed against researchers

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Animal welfare complaint filed against researchers

January 29, 2014 13 comments

An animal welfare group has filed a claim with federal regulators alleging that a study examining alcohol’s effects on pigs violated the Animal Welfare Act.