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The Providence-based biotechnology company EpiVax has been working to develop T-cell based candidate vaccines for COVID-19.

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Providence-based EpiVax collaborates on ongoing research for a COVID-19 vaccine

April 19, 2020 1 comment

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country and the world, EpiVax, a biotechnology company based in Providence, is currently leading collaborative efforts to design a vaccine against the virus. 

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Physicians’ perspectives: Impacts of PPE shortages, COVID-19 on Lifespan

April 2, 2020 0 comments

With the global development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rhode Island Lifespan Health System and its partners have been working with different sectors of the government, including the Rhode Island Department of Health, to prepare for and address the challenges posed by the pandemic locally.

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Health Services, University researchers stress flu vaccine

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Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Health Services, University researchers stress flu vaccine

March 13, 2020 0 comments

Influenza has persisted as a prevalent health concern at the University and within the community at large this year, and, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, receiving a flu vaccination remains especially important.

Brown political researchers discuss 2020 primary

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Brown political researchers discuss 2020 primary

March 2, 2020 1 comment

With the 2020 Democratic primary under way, University political scientists are researching new ways to evaluate the current election cycle and incorporate current election news into the classroom.

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.