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Professor of Medical Science Michael McKeown dies

January 20, 2017 0 comments

Professor of Medical Science Michael McKeown died Dec. 21 after complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, wrote Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences

Infectious disease outbreaks rising, study shows

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Infectious disease outbreaks rising, study shows

November 3, 2014 1 comment

Though Ebola has dominated mainstream media attention recently, the total number of infectious disease outbreaks worldwide has been climbing since 1980.

Researchers found that plants growing in more genetically diverse areas are more likely to be invasive.

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Researchers revisit Darwin’s untested theories on invasive species

October 15, 2014 0 comments

Plants from more genetically diverse regions are more likely to become invasive species in new environments.

Findings from a new study indicate that the likelihood for women who live near major highways to have hypertension is 23 percent higher than the likelihood for women who do not live in such areas.

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Blood pressure runs high near major roadways

October 8, 2014 3 comments

Postmenopausal women who live close to major roadways may suffer from high blood pressure more than do women in less-trafficked areas.

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U. researchers collaborate with Miriam Hospital to expand HIV research

September 17, 2014 0 comments

HIV research and prevention is an ever-changing field, and Miriam Hospital is helping lead a grant to develop innovative ways to deliver HIV-fighting drugs.

Faculty travel to Liberia to aid in fight against Ebola

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Faculty travel to Liberia to aid in fight against Ebola

September 17, 2014 1 comment

The Ebola virus epidemic may be happening thousands of miles away, but that is not stopping University faculty and students from fighting the disease.

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Researchers increase power of bacteria-killing molecules

February 3, 2014 0 comments

A team of researchers from Brown and MIT have successfully killed bacteria resistant to many antibiotics by increasing the potency of a class of molecules.

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.

Sponges are more directly related to humans than the comb jellyfish is. But, unlike the sponge, the comb jelly possesses its own nervous system, according to research by Assistant Professor of Biology Casey Dunn.

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Humans’ most distant animal relative found

January 29, 2014 0 comments

The comb jelly — a shapeless, squishy blob that reflects the colors around it — may be our most distant animal relative.

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Lecture links biotechnology to capitalism

November 22, 2013 0 comments

The talk by Hallam Stevens is the second in a series engaging science with capitalist concepts.