Topic: Biology

After receiving funding from the National Science Foundation, University neuroscientists are developing new tools in bioluminescence and optogenetics with the goals of “innovation, dissemination and education.”

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Bioluminescence researchers study neuronal activity, promote education

January 30, 2019 Comments are Disabled

A team of University researchers received funding from the National Science Foundation in August 2017 to develop bioluminescent tools that can be used to enhance methods of studying the brain; researchers atCentral Michigan University and the University of California, San Diego also received the funding.

Ban on ‘mitochondrial replacement’ dooms children, experts say

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Ban on ‘mitochondrial replacement’ dooms children, experts say

April 25, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Nestled within the 2016 federal spending bill is a brief unrelated provision, or “rider,” which became law in December of 2015.

Kenneth Miller ’70 dissects free will in new book

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Kenneth Miller ’70 dissects free will in new book

April 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled

What began as a debate in 1981 between Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller ’70 and scientific creationist Henry Morris has evolved into the publication of a biology textbook, involvement in court cases and the publication of books “The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will.”

Michael McKeown, a professor of medical science, was admired by colleagues for his passion, sense of humor and commitment to the sciences.

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McKeown remembered for scholarly acumen, K-12 STEM advocacy

February 1, 2017 Comments are Disabled

After Michael McKeown died Dec. 21, many colleagues reflected on McKeown’s passion for both scholarly pursuits and advocacy that permeated his life’s work.

A team of Brown and Stanford students presented their model for a bio-balloon at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition.

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Students receive accolades for research on bioballoon

November 3, 2016 1 comment

The Stanford-Brown team presented the fruits of a summer spent at the NASA Ames Research Center creating a bioballoon.

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Bio master’s programs see enrollment jump

March 24, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Enrollment in the University’s biotechnology and biomedical engineering master’s programs has increased from 12 to 65 students since 2012.

Brown and RISD students toured the Ginkgo Bioworks laboratory, learning how to forge a career that combines engineering, design and art. The biotechnology company designs simple organism genetic modifications to produce compounds for commercial use, using a high-tech lab and automated processes to speed up mass testing and analysis.

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Students tour biotechnology company, learn science of designing life

February 19, 2016 2 comments

Nine Brown and RISD students had the unique opportunity Thursday to tour the laboratory of Ginkgo Bioworks, a major biotechnology company.

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Research Spotlight: Professor honored for advancements in artificial intelligence

January 28, 2016 Comments are Disabled

The smaller the chameleon, the more powerful its tongue, wrote Christopher Anderson, postdoctoral research associate in ecology and evolutionary biology.