<p>Fungus Found in Humans Shown To Be Nimble in Mating Game</p>

<p>Brown University researchers have determined that <em>Candida albicans,</em> a human fungal pathogen, pursues both same-sex and the more conventional opposite-sex mating. The <a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v460/n7257/full/nature08252.html">findings are published</a> in the August 2009 edition of the journal<em> Nature.</em></p>

<p>VA Renews Funding for Limb-Loss Research in Providence</p>

<p>The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded more than $7 million to the Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine, renewing funding for another five years. The center is a collaborative effort between the Providence VA Medical Center, Brown University, and others.</p>

<p>Carbon Nanoparticles Toxic to Adult Fruit Flies But Benign to Young</p>

<p>Researchers at Brown University have discovered that certain types of carbon nanoparticles can be environmentally toxic to adult fruit flies, although they were found to be benign when added to food for larvae. The findings, <a href="http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/es901079z">published online</a> in <em>Environmental Science &amp; Technology</em>, may further reveal the environmental and health dangers of carbon nanoparticles.</p>
August 29 through November 1

<p>Bell Gallery Shows Kirsten Hassenfeld Sculptures</p>

<p>The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University presents <em>Kirsten Hassenfeld: Recent Sculpture</em>, an exhibition of large-scale ornate paper sculptures, from Saturday, Aug. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009.</p>

<p>Gene variations can be barometer of behavior, choices</p>

<p>Michael Frank, of the Brown Institute for Brain Science, has determined that variations of three different genes in the brain can predict whether individuals will make certain choices. His work,&nbsp; in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Arizona, will be published in the August 2009 edition of <em>Nature Neuroscience.</em></p>

<p>Climate Change May Spell Demise of Key Salt Marsh Constituent</p>

<p>A key constituent in New England salt marshes may be imperiled by global warming, a new study has found. Experiments by Brown University researchers show that warmer temperatures cause a spectrum of plants known as forbs to disappear. Results are published in <em>Ecology Letters</em>.</p>

<p>Brown Professor Continues Debate Over Recovered Memory</p>

<p>Two years after two Harvard psychiatrists published a controversial paper on repressed memory, Brown University political scientist Ross Cheit is engaged in an academic dispute over that paper’s integrity and its implications. Cheit’s paper appears in the current issue of <em>Journal of Trauma &amp; Dissociation.</em></p>
Mysteries of cognition

<p>Brain Section Multitasks, Handling Phonetics and Decision-Making</p>

<p>Scientists from Brown University and the University of Cincinnati found that a portion of the brain that handles decision-making also helps decipher different sounds. Details are in the July issue of the journal <em>Psychological Science.</em></p>

<p>Fact Sheet on the Brown-Draper Partnership</p>

<p>Brown University and Draper Laboratory have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a center for research and development of energy-related technologies. (<a href="/pressreleases/2009/06/draper">Return to news release</a>)</p>
News Advisory

<p>Brown University Professor Helps Rank Top 100 Health Priorities</p>

<p>A new report from the Institute of Medicine recommends 100 health topics that need priority attention as the nation sets out to reform and improve the health care system. Constantine Gatsonis of Brown University served on the IOM’s national committee of experts that compiled the June 30 report, <em>Priorities For Comparative Effectiveness Research.</em></p>
The Economic Crisis: June 29, 2009

<p>E&amp;G Budget Must Be Reduced by $30 Million for Fiscal 2011</p>

<p>In an update sent June 29, 2009, to the University community, Provost David Kertzer and Executive Vice President Elizabeth Huidekoper discussed further budget reductions of $30 million that the University must make for fiscal year 2011. Payout from the endowment is expected to decline for the next several years. The text of the update follows here.</p>
Biotechnology

<p>Implant Bacteria, Beware: Researchers Create Nano-sized Assassins</p>

<p>Infected implants now have a foe. Brown University researchers have created a nanoparticle that can penetrate a bacterial-produced film on prosthetics and kill the bacteria. The finding, published in the <em>International Journal of Nanomedicine</em>, is the first time that iron-oxide nanoparticles have been shown to eliminate a bacterial infection on an implanted prosthetic device.</p>

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