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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. 

Peter Lee ’94 PhD'03 MD'05 remembers his educational experience at Brown University fondly as a period rich with the pursuit of diverse interests, ranging from a medical career to space-related research on damaged skeletal muscle.

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A cardiothoracic surgeon, aerospace researcher and professor: Peter Lee ’94 PhD’03 MD’05 on his path back to Brown

March 29, 2021 0 comments

Peter Lee ’94 PhD’03 MD’05, cardiothoracic surgeon and an assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, conducted his undergraduate, graduate and medical studies at the University and returns to College Hill from Ohio State University as an accomplished researcher and surgeon with varied interests. 

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Getting Vaccinated (with a side of free donuts)

COVID-19 Updates, Multimedia, News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Getting Vaccinated (with a side of free donuts)

March 27, 2021 0 comments

On March 26, 2021, the COVID Pod team welcomes Dr. Ashish Jha again to discuss expanded vaccine eligibility coming soon to Rhode Island, how to address ongoing vaccine hesitancy and what the summer and next few years will look like after more people are vaccinated. Dr. Jha also provides his […]

Brown University Herbarium hopes to increase the general public's engagement and connection with the botanical world through the new HerbUX Project.

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The HerbUX Project works on making Herbarium data more accessible

March 22, 2021 1 comment

When a student visits the Brown University Herbarium, they’re greeted by countless plants meticulously climate-controlled in storage.