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Diabetes, heart disease share genetic origins

Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease may share the same genetic origin, according to a recent study that integrated data collected from over 15,000 women and was conducted by University researchers. Researchers examined the genomes — or entire set of genes — of  the white, black and Hispanic ...

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Forum explores health, urban planning ties

Some residential neighborhoods in Providence do not have sidewalks, which is problematic, said Peter Asen, director of the Providence Healthy Communities Office, during the public forum Place Matters: Design for Population Health. The forum, which focused on the importance of creating infrastructure ...

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Alum advocates greater focus on entrepreneurship

At Brown, making money is a taboo subject, as most students don’t want to talk about pursuing their passion for profit. But making money isn’t a bad thing, Chief Technology Officer at Delphix Adam Leventhal ’01 told an audience of around 40 students and faculty members at a lecture Wednesday in ...

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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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Mobility-impaired individuals more likely to smoke

Individuals with mobility impairments are more likely to be smokers and less likely to quit, according to a recent study by University researchers. “Nobody put the two together,” said Belinda Borrelli, adjunct professor of psychiatry and human behavior, who conceptualized the idea behind the study ...

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Panel talks future of brain research

A panel of alumni and faculty experts discussed the impact and future of the growing field of brain research Saturday morning as part of the University’s 250th anniversary celebrations. The event, held in Salomon 101, attracted a crowd of around 200 people. “Neuroscience is so exciting because ...

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