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Professors and former Ph.D. students in Brown’s Wong Lab advanced modern understandings of cancer treatment and screenings through cell-transition research and 3D imaging techniques.

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Brown researchers develop new 3D imaging technique to provide insight on cellular mechanical forces

April 9, 2020 0 comments

In a joint effort by the Brown University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, researchers developed an improved 3D imaging method to better understand the epithelial-mesenchymal transition in cells which is implicated in cancer spread, or metastasis.

Jeff Bailey, Wafik El-Deiry and Daniel Harris are three researchers who have shifted their traditionall studies aside as they pursue COVID-19 related projects

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Brown researchers combat COVID-19 in the lab, clinic

April 2, 2020 0 comments

While researchers across the University had to close their doors and hang up their lab coats for the foreseeable future on March 18, some labs have found ways to keep their doors open for the benefit of the community amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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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.

Uncertain future challenges researchers, students working away from Brown

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Uncertain future challenges researchers, students working away from Brown

April 1, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

Following the University’s instruction to shut down all non-essential research in laboratories by March 18 — by which time most students had relocated off-campus — it became apparent that remote work would become the new normal for millions of people around the world. 

The University libraries closed their doors to students and the public and limited the number of staff following an email notice of a COVID-19 case on campus.

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Historic pandemic poses lasting impact on libraries, scholarship

March 31, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

As researchers and academics across the globe shift their priorities, the scholarship that used to dominate their time is largely being put on hold, with consequences and personal ramifications spanning departments and fields. 

By 5 p.m. today, research labs across the University — including those in Sidney Frank Hall — will go dark, their facilities shut down in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

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University restricts research in effort to prevent COVID-19 spread

March 18, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

While people turn to scientists for the latest updates on COVID-19, laboratories across campus will more or less go dark after 5 pm today. The constant hum of machines mixing samples will grow quiet as equipment is shut off, new experiments are canceled and entry is limited to essential personnel only.

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.

Seed and Salomon Awards support research at Brown

Seed and Salomon Awards support research at Brown

March 5, 2020 0 comments

Since 2003, the University has helped initiate and develop research projects through the Seed and Salomon awards. The Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced the 2020 winners in both categories. Vice President for Research Jill Pipher, Elisha Benjamin Andrews professor of mathematics, describes the Seed awards as […]

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.

Jim Gates was previously awarded the National Medal of Science in 2013 by former President Barack Obama.

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Brown physics professor Jim Gates pens book, ‘Proving Einstein Right’

February 28, 2020 0 comments

While Professor of Physics and Director of the Brown Theoretical Physics Center S. James Gates, Jr. has only taught at the University since 2017, Gates has an astounding body of achievements in the physics field under his belt.