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Infectious disease outbreaks rising, study shows

Though Ebola has dominated mainstream media attention recently,  the total number of infectious disease outbreaks worldwide has been climbing since 1980, according to a new study published by Brown researchers in the current issue of the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.  Though the rate of ...


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Dennery appointed chair of pediatrics

Phyllis Dennery will become the chair of pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School and pediatrician-in-chief and medical director at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in April, the University and Lifespan announced this month. Dennery is currently the chief of the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Services ...


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Norrby offers look inside Nobel selection process

“Science is driven by human beings and their strengths and weaknesses,” renowned scientist Erling Norrby told a nearly full Sidney Frank 220 Friday afternoon. Norrby, a virologist who has served on the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, and is now Lord Chamberlain in Waiting at the Royal ...


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‘Giant kangaroos’ may have walked

Though hopping is the kangaroo’s trademark feature, a prehistoric family of kangaroos may have once walked on two feet, according to a new study by Professor of Biology Christine Janis. Janis has been looking at bones all her life. Growing up, she was always picking them up and playing with them ...


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Incoming prof. explores refugee camp dynamics

Accommodations, security and policing stood out as major concerns in refugee camps in Jordan, according to a recent research article by Sarah Tobin, the incoming associate director of the Middle East Studies program.  Published Oct. 14 in the journal the Middle East Research and Information Project, ...


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Science network expands to nonprofit

In 2002, a group of six women started gathering to discuss their careers in the sciences, covering topics from office dynamics to balancing postdoctoral research with child rearing. That informal network, co-founded by a Brown faculty member and an alum, has evolved into a primarily electronic community ...


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BIBS fundraising propels faculty hiring forward

The Brown Institute for Brain Sciences has surpassed the halfway mark of its $50 million fundraising goal outlined in 2012 as part of a plan authorized by then-Provost Mark Schlissel. BIBS has hired four new faculty members and has plans to recruit two more over the coming year — one in cognitive ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 8, 2014

Researchers increase speed of bone production by sorting fat A team of Brown researchers, led by Hetal Marble GS, recently developed a new system for sorting fat tissue based on cells’ ability to become bone, according to a University press release. The team also applied to patent this new method. Fat ...


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Blood pressure runs high near major roadways

Postmenopausal women who live close to major roadways may suffer from high blood pressure more than do women in less-trafficked areas, according to the findings of a new study that included University faculty and a Brown graduate student among its many authors. The study was published Oct. 1 in the ...


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