Topic: brown research

Researchers discover new method of cell separation

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Researchers discover new method of cell separation

September 12, 2019 0 comments

University researchers have discovered how to separate cells containing fetal DNA from a mother’s cervical cells, a process that could eventually be used to help identify fetal disorders, according to Sumaiya Sayeed ’19.5 and Christina Bailey-Hytholt GS, researchers in the study.

Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 12

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Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 12

September 12, 2019 0 comments

The muscles in bat wings function at markedly lower temperatures than the other muscles in their bodies, but still effectively keep the mammals airborne, according to findings from Andrea Rummel GS, Professor of Biology and Engineering Sharon Swartz and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Richard Marsh.

Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice Vincent Mor will co-lead the NIA Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory. He brings expertise in big data and quality measurement to his partnership with Susan Mitchell, a physician scientist at Hebrew SeniorLife.

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University awarded more than $50 million for Alzheimer’s research

September 10, 2019 0 comments

In the University’s largest federal grant award in its history, the National Institute on Aging has promised more than $50 million over five years to examine how non-drug Alzheimer’s care can realistically improve quality of life. This project comes as Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s-related dementia challenge researchers and caregivers across […]

Study highlights lack of women authorship

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Study highlights lack of women authorship

March 8, 2019 0 comments

After watching the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” which detailed the lives and work of three black women at NASA in the 1960s, many viewers were left inspired as the film shed greater light on the concealed contributions of women in STEM.

(from left to right) Ayanna Howard '93, danah boyd '00 and Mary Lou Jepsen '96 were named to Forbes Magazine's latest list of Top 50 Women in Tech.

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Alums named to ‘Top 50 Women in Tech’

March 8, 2019 0 comments

The latest list of Top 50 Women in Tech in Forbes Magazine featured three University alums ­­— all of whom challenged structural barriers and drove technological innovation to new heights.

Researchers examine gut microbiome, Vitamin A

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Researchers examine gut microbiome, Vitamin A

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Bacteria in the gut microbiome and vitamin homeostasis can help protect their hosts from the spread of pathogens, according to a study published Dec. 18 by researchers at the University and the University of Washington.

University researchers link electronic health records, physician stress

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University researchers link electronic health records, physician stress

February 4, 2019 0 comments

Over the past few years, burnout among physicians has garnered more attention from researchers; and recently, a University study confirmed that stress related to electronic health records is common among doctors.

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Study evaluates success of weight loss surgery

December 7, 2018 0 comments

In an attempt to understand what makes some patients with obesity respond better to surgery than others, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology Alison Field and her team analyzed over 10,000 patients who received weight-loss surgery.

Researchers found that early life stress was linked to a lower density of parvalbumin interneuron cells, which are important for cognition.

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Study finds stress responses in mice vary between sexes

December 7, 2018 0 comments

A study published last week identified a new possible explanation for the difference in neurological responses to early life stress between men and women.

Schmidt ’21: Bridging the research gap for STEM students

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Schmidt ’21: Bridging the research gap for STEM students

December 7, 2018 0 comments

If you are a STEM concentrator at Brown, research is key. The sooner an undergraduate gets into research, the better and more competitive their resume will be.