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Science & Research Roundup: Sept. 24, 2013

Researchers pinpoint tuberculosis’ Achilles’ heel Jason Sello, associate professor of chemistry, and Corey Compton GS may have found Mycobacterium tuberculosis’ “Achilles’ heel,” according to a Sept. 18 University press release. The researchers found that the tuberculosis bacterium requires ...


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Sheridan Center offers mentor program

The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning has created a new program to fund research that specifically focuses on supporting graduate students in mentoring undergraduates, said Kathy Takayama, executive director of the Sheridan Center. The program, entitled “The Principles and Practice in Reflective ...


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‘Scialogues’ showcase undergrad research

Wednesday marked the kickoff of Scialogue, a new monthly event where undergraduate students present their research and receive feedback from their peers. The program, whose name is short for scientific dialogue, was initiated by Katarzyna Sierzputowska ’13.5 in association with the University’s ...


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Science & Research Roundup: September 18, 2013

 Study reveals interaction of preeclampsia risk factors A research team including a Brown faculty member has discovered how two distinct risk factors may interact to lead to preeclampsia, a condition in which pregnant women experience high blood pressure and increased levels of protein in their urine ...


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Statewide partnership connects science resources

A newly launched website, CoresRI.org, connects scientists to hundreds of research resources across Rhode Island. The website serves as a portal to core research facilities and services in academic and medical institutions all over the state, said Pamela Swiatek, director of research operations in ...


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U. looks to expand sponsored research

Under the direction of new Chief Information Officer Ravi Pendse, the University may see increased emphasis on corporate funding in research. The University plans to expand all research at Brown, which includes research funded by corporations, said Vice President for Research David Savitz. Pendse, ...


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Grant creates new brain science center

The University will create a new center devoted to brain and behavioral research after receiving a five-year $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the University announced in a press release Sept. 4. The center, called the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence Center for Central ...


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Med students treat patients at tourist spot

When Jen Nykiel ’10 MD ’14 examined seriously ill patients over the summer on Block Island, she made sure not to only check their vital signs but also the weather  forecast. Nykiel was one of 12 Alpert Medical School students and medical residents from affiliated hospitals to work at Block Island ...


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State registry to enhance autism research

University scientists are key players in a new program aiming to advance autism research by creating a statewide registry of patients who have been diagnosed as on the spectrum. Spearheaded by the Rhode Island Consortium of Autism Research and Treatment, also known as RI-CART, the program gained funding ...


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College Hill to cosmos: Alum joins astronaut class

Brown alums inhabit places all across the world, but within a couple of decades Jessica Meir ’99 may push Brunonian boundaries even further — to Mars. In June, NASA announced Meir would join the newest astronaut class, which is preparing for possible missions to a nearby asteroid and to Mars. The ...


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Study could help develop new oral medicines

A sustained-release insulin pill — which would release insulin over a longer period of time as opposed to in spurts — is one step closer to fruition, thanks to research from the University’s department of molecular pharmacology, physiology and biotechnology.  The research revealed the gut is ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Sept. 11, 2013

Flagellum findings Brown researchers recently found new insight into how bacteria swim through fluids, according to an Aug. 12 University press release. The researchers discovered a relationship between how coiled the bacteria’s spring-shaped flagellum is and the speed with which bacteria can move ...


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U. initiative seeks to refine STEM curricula

University administrators and faculty members will overhaul introductory courses in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and focus on improving undergraduate education in STEM through an initiative partially funded by the Association of American Universities, according to a University ...


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Science & Research Roundup: Sept. 4

Pregnant women’s smoking patterns vary with fetal attachment Pregnant women who feel stronger emotional connections to their fetuses may smoke less than those who report weaker connections, according to a new study led by Susannah Magee, assistant professor of family medicine at the Alpert Medical ...


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U. researchers extend life of pancreatic cells

Patients with Type 1 diabetes may someday be treated with a single transplantation of pancreatic cells, rather than having to continually monitor their blood sugar levels. A study conducted by an Alpert Medical School student identified a successful way to increase the longevity of these cells in a ...


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Science & Research Roundup: April 24, 2013

U. launches study of HPV vaccine to treat anal cancer The University’s Oncology Research Group has begun a clinical trial for a vaccine aimed to combat anal cancer. The vaccine, developed by biotechnology company Advaxis, targets the Human Papilloma Virus and is being tested to treat a variety of ...





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