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Stephon Alexander, Andrew Campbell and Arif Hamid were among 100 Black scientists recognized for their research, as well as their commitment to championing diversity and mentorship.

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Academic journal honors three Black U. researchers

February 24, 2020 0 comments

Earlier this February, in honor of Black History Month, three University researchers were named to a list of “100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America” released by CellPress — the publisher of renowned research journals like Cell — through its blog CrossTalk.

Brown researchers to start clinical trial funded by Alzheimer’s Association

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Brown researchers to start clinical trial funded by Alzheimer’s Association

February 14, 2020 0 comments

University researchers are conducting a phase one clinical trial that will look at the potential therapeutic effect that a class of HIV drugs can have on the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.

University officials said risk level for Coronavirus remains low in Rhode Island and has imposed travel restrictions for students.

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Coronavirus prompts Brown travel advisory to China

February 3, 2020 0 comments

In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, the University responded by advising students and faculty on travel and health precautions, preparing University health care providers to address the virus and reassuring the community.

Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have begun using 3D technology — such as the HoloLens and Oculus Rift — to incorporate virtual reality imaging into their treatment and education practices.

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R.I. Hospital utilizes 3D, Augmented, Virtual Reality

January 28, 2020 0 comments

A team of researchers at the Rhode Island Hospital has incorporated and reimagined the way 3D technology, virtual reality and augmented reality can be used in medical settings.

The last 10 years in Alzheimer’s research: No cure, but care improves

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The last 10 years in Alzheimer’s research: No cure, but care improves

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Within the next 30 years, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease will likely grow by an estimated 240 percent. By the end of that 30-year mark, the disease and other dementias will cost the United States nearly $1.1 trillion.

Funded by a variety of organizations, including the American Museum of Natural History, the study examined how wave turbulence affects foraging patterns for fish and sea urchins.

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Galapagos Islands illustrate power of biodiversity in changing climate

November 17, 2019 0 comments

The Galapagos Islands, one of the first marine reserves in the world and Charles Darwin’s famed site of revolutionary observation, recently housed University researchers looking to better understand biodiversity.

The computer model successfully replicated a majority of previously collected clinical data, allowing researchers to avoid additional time-consuming clinical drug trials. The group may work with HemaNext, a company which provides healthy red blood cells to transfusion patients.

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University researchers develop computer model to design drugs for sickle cell

October 30, 2019 0 comments

A University research team has developed an innovative computer model that could help researchers design drugs to treat sickle cell disease, which is currently incurable and lacks abundant or effective treatment options.

Brenda Rubenstein ’07 was named to the Talented 12 Class of 2019, which honors young researchers for contributions to their fields.

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Chemistry professor honored for quantum work

October 16, 2019 0 comments

Brenda Rubenstein ’07, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently named to the Talented 12 Class of 2019. This exclusive distinction is given to researchers in varying chemical disciplines and from varying backgrounds to highlight their early-career work.

‘Metronome cells’  may play timekeeping role in brain

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‘Metronome cells’ may play timekeeping role in brain

September 25, 2019 1 comment

University researchers have discovered a new subset of cells — “metronome cells” — that may act as timekeepers in the brain, a finding that contributes new information to one of the biggest debates in neuroscience.

University dermatology researchers analyzed data from two Harvard studies to determine  vitamin A’s impact on skin cancer prevention.

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University study finds vitamin A may reduce risk of cancer

September 10, 2019 0 comments

Researchers at the Alpert Medical School’s Department of Dermatology found that diets rich in vitamin A are associated with a 17 percent reduced risk of developing the second most common type of skin cancer, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.