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Early life exposure to chemical group PFAS increases cardiometabolic risk through adolescence

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Early life exposure to chemical group PFAS increases cardiometabolic risk through adolescence

April 6, 2021 0 comments

Early exposure to compounds known as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances — also referred to as PFAS — can lead to cardiometabolic defects later in life, according to a study led by University researchers.

High rates of burnout burden lesbian, gay, bisexual medical students

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High rates of burnout burden lesbian, gay, bisexual medical students

March 29, 2021 0 comments

Lesbian, gay and bisexual medical students are more likely to experience burnout and to report perceived mistreatment by other members of the medical community than their heterosexual classmates are, according to a study published last month conducted by Brown and Yale researchers. 

The Khan Lab, Liang Lab, Yajima Lab and Cho Lab are four of eight recipients of the University’s Cancer Center pilot project funding.

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U. Cancer Center pilot projects: investigating cancer connections

March 2, 2021 0 comments

Eight labs who were recipients of the University Cancer Center’s funding in December for projects advancing cancer research will use the funds to delve into cancer biology, cancer therapeutics and population science. 

The Cancer Center at Brown University announced the funding of eight pilot projects. The funds are designed to help researchers obtain data for new projects that will make them competitive for outside funding in the future.

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U. Cancer Center pilot projects: developing cancer therapeutics

March 1, 2021 0 comments

The Cancer Center at Brown University announced the funding of eight pilot projects that aim to innovate and pioneer in the field of cancer research last December.

Ellen Stofan ScM’85 PhD’89, the first woman to serve as director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, aims to inspire people of diverse backgrounds to get involved in STEM.

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Ellen Stofan: leader in space research, exploration since time at Brown

February 9, 2021 0 comments

Planetary Geologist Ellen Stofan ScM’85 PhD’89 attended her first rocket launch when she was four years old. Since then, she has spent over 20 years at NASA, served as chief scientist of NASA from 2013 to 2016 and was named leader of President Joe Biden’s NASA agency review team in November.

While dissections are an integral part of the Med School experience, staff now perform these dissections beforehand for students to study to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

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Alpert Medical School adapts first-year anatomy course to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines

January 21, 2021 0 comments

Since the Warren Alpert Medical School moved the majority of its curriculum to a remote format beginning in fall 2020 to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, lectures have been given live over Zoom or pre-recorded.

Professor of Neuroscience Carlos Aizenman ’93 received recognition for his research on neural connections in the brain, as well as for his efforts to increase diversity and equity within the sciences.

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Neuroscience professor Carlos Aizenman ’93 acknowledged for research, dedication to diversity in STEM

November 12, 2020 0 comments

Professor of Neuroscience Carlos Aizenman ’93 discovered his passion for neuroscience while studying on campus as a University undergraduate. Now, he plays an integral role in teaching students who share his same scientific interests and helping to increase diversity in the field.

Panelists highlighted the need for more effective dissemination of public health information in order to restore public trust in data and science following the spread of misinformation during the Trump administration.

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University medical experts talk public health, 2020 election

November 8, 2020 0 comments

At a virtual event Thursday, University public health and medical experts discussed the impact of the pandemic on the 2020 election and public health’s lasting importance at the federal, community and individual levels moving into the next presidential administration.

Convalescent plasma, which is being used in these trials, uses antibodies to fight off viruses.

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COVID-19 blood-based treatment clinical trials come to Rhode Island

October 1, 2020 0 comments

Rhode Island Hospital has teamed up with researchers at Johns Hopkins University to test the effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy as a potential early treatment for COVID-19.

The southern Oregon Almeda fire created enormous clouds of smoke and ash across California and Oregon, forcing many, including Brown students, to evacuate.

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‘Everything moved so fast’: Ravaging wildfires burden Brown students studying out west

September 21, 2020 1 comment

Noah Hoffman ’22, a Resumed Undergraduate Education student, was relaxing at his home in Medford, Oregon Sept. 8, preparing for the first day of a new semester. Little did he know that less than 24 hours later, the southern Oregon Almeda fire would force him and his partner to pack their belongings and evacuate.