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The light at the end of the tunnel just got brighter

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The light at the end of the tunnel just got brighter

April 28, 2021 0 comments

In October 2020, The Herald launched a podcast with Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. At the end of our first call, Dr. Jha said: “If people stay focused, there’s a lot of good news coming in 2021.”

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Approaching a More ‘Normal’ Fall 2021

COVID-19 Updates, Multimedia, News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Approaching a More ‘Normal’ Fall 2021

April 10, 2021 0 comments

On the last episode of The COVID Pod, recorded on the morning of April 9, 2021, Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha is back to comment on Brown’s plans toward a more traditional semester in fall of 2021.

Participants can decide whether to make their journal entries public or keep them private. Assitaant Professor of Anthropology Katherine Mason said that the entries that do enter the Featured Entries page will be stripped of any identifying information.

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Pandemic Journaling Project enables ordinary people to write their own history

April 9, 2021 0 comments

In an effort to record the voices of ordinary people during the COVID-19 pandemic, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Katherine Mason and Sarah Willen, associate professor of anthropology at University of Connecticut, co-founded the Pandemic Journaling Project to predesign an archive of people’s unique experiences. 

The BEAR implant is the “first medical technology to clinically demonstrate that it enables healing” of the patient’s torn ACL, according to the Miach Orthopaedics website.

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FDA-approved implant provides alternative ACL tear treatment

April 8, 2021 0 comments

A newly approved medical implant — Bridge-Enhanced® ACL Repair — is providing an alternate treatment for Anterior Cruciate Ligament tears.

Nearly half of all missions to Mars have failed according to Professor James Head.

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Dangling by nylon threads: touchdown of Mars Perseverance Rover

April 7, 2021 0 comments

An unexpected snowfall closed schools in Huntsville, Alabama on the afternoon of Feb. 18. Despite the cold, NASA scientist Caleb Fassett MS’05 PhD’08 was grateful to have his two first-grade daughters home to witness a key moment in space exploration.

50 landing sites were presented to NASA, but the final two standout sites came out of research from Brown, including the Jezero Crater.

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Journey to Jezero Crater: what Perseverance may uncover

April 7, 2021 0 comments

Several years ago, Jezero Crater was proposed as the landing site for NASA’s 2011 Mars rover Curiosity but was rejected because there were too many rocks that the rover might hit in the possible landing areas, according to Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Jack Mustard.

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.

The winners of the Brown Venture Prize receive $25,000 for first place, $15,000 for second place and $10,000 for third, along with mentoring and networking opportunities

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Virtual 2021 Brown Venture Prize awards $50,000 total to three start-up teams

April 5, 2021 0 comments

The winners of the 2021 Brown Venture Prize were announced following a virtual finalist pitch night on March 25. The BVP is designed to provide resources that assist the growth of ventures led by Brown students, said Executive Director of the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship Danny Warshay ’87. 

Researchers test treatments for mutations causing rare neurodevelopmental disease

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Researchers test treatments for mutations causing rare neurodevelopmental disease

April 5, 2021 0 comments

Research suggests that cells expressing characteristics related to the condition of Christianson syndrome respond differently to treatment depending on the type of underlying mutation in a gene associated with the syndrome.

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.