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FDA approval of new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, developed in part by Brown researchers, mired in controversy

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FDA approval of new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, developed in part by Brown researchers, mired in controversy

July 20, 2021 0 comments

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug Aduhelm for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease June 7 through its accelerated approval pathway.

Brown neuroscience lab devises novel guidelines to measure, study negative effects of mindfulness-based meditation

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Brown neuroscience lab devises novel guidelines to measure, study negative effects of mindfulness-based meditation

July 8, 2021 0 comments

Though mindfulness programs offer promising treatment paths for many, tools for researchers to examine their potential pitfalls have remained underdeveloped, according to Willoughby Britton, director of the University’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.

Founders Samuel Prado ’22, Robbie Felton ’22, Evan Jackson ’22 and Alexander Rothberg ’22 developed Intus Care as underclassmen, leveraging a shared interest in the long-term health care space.

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Brown-founded Intus Care raises $2.3 million in funding for long-term health care

June 27, 2021 1 comment

Since taking first prize at the 2020 Brown Venture Prize competition, Intus Care, a data-driven analytics platform for long-term health care, has raised a total $2.3 million in funding from investors to grow the company.

Brown research study finds decades-long decline in Black male, Native American, Alaskan Native medical students

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Brown research study finds decades-long decline in Black male, Native American, Alaskan Native medical students

May 27, 2021 3 comments

Despite efforts by medical schools to increase diversity in their student bodies, the percentage of students that make up medicine’s most underrepresented groups — Black men and Native American and Alaskan Native men and women — has decreased over the last four decades.

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.