Brown and Prospect Medical propose merger discussions with Care New England

In campus letter, Brown President Christina Paxson asserts that acquisition of Care New England by Boston-based Partners HealthCare is not in the best interests of Rhode Island. The letter outlines how the Brown-Prospect local alternative supports healthcare quality, affordability and local jobs.

Enzyme shown to regulate inflammation and metabolism in fat tissue

New research in mice and humans suggests that an enzyme called SNRK suppresses inflammation in obesity-related “white fat” while increasing metabolism in heat-producing “brown fat,” making SNRK an intriguing target in the battle against obesity.

Investment in endowed professorships brings top talent to Brown

In a competitive academic landscape, endowed professorships supported by the BrownTogether campaign give Brown the means to attract and retain the best teachers and scholars, advancing the academic excellence and mission of the University.

In clinical trial, cream reduces squamous cell carcinoma risk

Results of a new randomized, double-blinded, controlled clinical trial in veterans showed a 75 percent reduction in the risk of needing surgery to treat a squamous cell carcinoma for a year after applying a skin cream for up to four weeks.
2017 in Review

The year in stories

Calendar year 2017 on the Brown University campus came with these 21 noteworthy and well-read stories along with countless others.
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Lilli Hornig

A revered member of the Brown community, Lilli Hornig made her mark as a scientist on the Manhattan Project and as an advocate for women in science.

For leukemia patients, transfusion needs may delay hospice care

Researchers report that thousands of leukemia patients who received frequent transfusions had very short stays in hospice at the end of life, suggesting that transfusion dependence presents a barrier to making meaningful use of palliative care.

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