Taking the “Ewww”… out of snail cream
June 17, 2014 – 11:07 pm | No Comment

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Single mutation gives virus new target
October 23, 2013 – 11:56 pm | No Comments
Single mutation gives virus new target

Single mutation gives virus new target Single switch/ The binding sites on the surface of the of the BK polyomavirus, called capsomers, each have five monomers. Scientists found that changing just one amino acid in these monomers caused the virus to bind to an entirely different receptor on targeted cells than before. Credit: Atwood lab/Brown University In a new study [...]

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Brown-led study highlights liver function
October 23, 2013 – 11:56 pm | No Comments
Brown-led study highlights liver function

Brown-led study highlights liver function Rapamycin is an FDA-approved anti-cancer agent and immunosuppressant. Some research suggests it can even combat aging. But rapamycin also targets and inhibits the workings of two related molecular complexes in the liver, with potentially important effects on metabolism. In a study published online recently in The FASEB Journal, a team [...]

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Algorithm aids in cancer research
October 22, 2013 – 11:54 pm | No Comments
Algorithm aids in cancer research

Algorithm aids in cancer research A computer algorithm developed by Brown computer scientists is helping to unlock the genetic drivers behind a variety of cancers. Research reported in the journal Nature identified a suite of mutations common in 12 types of cancer, including cancers of the breast, uterus, lung, colon, brain, and kidney. The research [...]

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Rats! Humans and rodents face their errors
October 22, 2013 – 11:54 pm | No Comments
Rats! Humans and rodents face their errors

Rats! Humans and rodents face their errors Evidence of error/ Low-frequency brainwaves in the human medial frontal cortex change from low-power (blue) to high-power (red-orange) at the recognition of a mistake. What happens when the brain recognizes an error? A new study shows that the brains of humans and rats adapt in a similar way to [...]

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BrainGate team wins $1M prize in Israel
October 21, 2013 – 11:53 pm | No Comments
BrainGate team wins $1M prize in Israel

BrainGate team wins $1M prize in Israel The team that created the investigational BrainGate brain-computer interface has won a major international award, the $1-million Moshe Mirilashvili Memorial Fund B.R.A.I.N. Prize, at a brain science technology conference in Israel Oct. 15, 2013. For the betterment of humanity/Arto Nurmikko, left, and John Donoghue receive the B.R.A.I.N. Prize [...]

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More meals for seniors could save $
October 11, 2013 – 11:22 pm | No Comments
More meals for seniors could save $

More meals for seniors could save $ Doing better by doing good/Kali Thomas, researcher and Meals on Wheels volunteer, is beginning a randomized study to quantify the quality of life impact of expanding meal programs for seniors — an ironic research opportunity made possible by the federal sequester./Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University Home-delivered meals bring not only food to [...]

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Nobel in Physics: A long time in the making
October 9, 2013 – 11:14 pm | No Comments
Nobel in Physics: A long time in the making

Nobel in Physics: A long time in the making Nearly 50 years of experiments and billions of dollars in equipment followed the prediction of the Higgs mechanism by theoretical physicists in 1964. Ulrich Heintz and Meenakshi Narain, two of the particle physicists at Brown University who worked on experiments at Fermilab and at CERN, note [...]

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Brown and Sovereign | Santander continue ‘a shining success’
February 28, 2012 – 11:16 pm | No Comments
Brown and Sovereign | Santander continue ‘a shining success’

Brown and Sovereign | Santander continue ‘a shining success’ A memorandum of understanding signed Monday by Brown University and Sovereign | Santander will provide support for an additional three years of Brown International Advanced Research Institutes, a program that has brought more than 500 international scholars to campus for two-week intensive institutes on pressing global [...]

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Species management: The conference
February 23, 2012 – 10:04 pm | No Comments
Species management: The conference

Species management: The conference Dov Sax, of Brown’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Bernd Blossey, professor of natural resources at Cornell University, have organized a conference for the Ecological Society of America next week in West Virginia. Among the topics: What to do when climate change forces species out of their historical habitats. [...]

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R.I. supports Obama’s contraception policy
February 23, 2012 – 9:56 pm | No Comments
R.I. supports Obama’s contraception policy

R.I. supports Obama’s contraception policy A new statewide public opinion survey conducted by the Taubman Center at Brown University finds that the majority of voters in Rhode Island, one of the nation’s most Catholic states, supports the Obama administration’s new policy to offer contraception services to women who work for religiously affiliated organizations. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown [...]

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