Colleen Kelly, clinical assistant professor of medicine, comments on the use of capsules containing donor bacteria to treat Clostridium difficile. “This pill idea really is a big advance,” Kelly said.
A student team from Stanford and Brown universities that works at NASA’s Ames Research Center near San Francisco in the summer developing a synthetic biology project is one group mentioned in this story about students who were affected by the government shutdown.
Francine Jackson, staff astronomer at Brown University's Ladd Observatory, comments on astronomer Edwin Hubble's discovery 90 years ago of galaxies. The discovery "changed the face of the universe," said Jackson.
An upcoming two-day lecture and seminar by William Irvine, a professor of philosophy at Wright State University, at Brown University will deliver an unexpected message: how to live “the good life” with happiness and success. Irvine's visit to Brown, scheduled for late February, is part of the university’s wide-ranging commitment to explore the Big Questions and what it means to live the "good life," part of the Ethical Inquiry program.
James Morone, political science professor at Brown University, comments on Obamacare, saying it has laws with provisions championed by both liberals and conservatives. "The huge irony is that Democrats are trying essentially the Republican idea," said Morone.
A Brown University graduate, Susan Bennett, class of ’71, has stepped forward as the woman who provided the voice for Siri, the digital “assistant” on some of Apple’s products.
Physicians should recommend herbal medicines and complementary therapies to women seeking relief from the symptoms of menopause, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brown University and published in The Obstetrician and Gynecologist (TOG).
An article on climate change activism on college campuses quotes Daniel Sherrell, a Brown senior and leader of the Brown Divest Coal Campaign.
Thomas Donilon, a Providence native who was national security adviser to President Obama, will speak at Brown University Monday night.
Students at Brown University are upset about "exploitative" reporting by a Fox News correspondent on a student organized nudity event.
An artist has completed the biggest bronze sculpture of a grizzly bear ever made in Britain. The sculpture, known as Indomitable, was commissioned by Brown University and weighs 2.2 tons.
Students at Brown University cite their future as the reason for getting involved with climate change activism on campus. "When I'm 49, I want to be building on their progress, not cleaning up their messes," a senior at Brown said.
Ira Wilson, chair of health services, policy and practice, comments on how states have varied widely in their embrace of the Affordable Health Care Act.
A study by Brown researchers found that Medicare Advantage health plans failed to report 500,000 prescriptions of high-risk medications to seniors. The findings highlight the potential dangers of risky prescribing, and call into question the accuracy of measures used by the government to rate health plans for people older than 65.
Karen Markin, director of research development for the Division of Research & Economic Development at the University of Rhode Island, writes about the effects sequestration will have on scientific innovation, including federally funded research that takes place at Rhode Island institutions of higher education, including the University of Rhode Island and Brown University.
Peter Monti is the director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary, discusses the Center's work and his own career in addiction studies.
Mary Flynn, associate professor of research, comments on the health benefits of olive oil: "Olive oil is a very healthy food, I consider it more medicine than food," she says.
Brandon A. Gaudiano, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, pens an op-ed about the decline of psychotherapy despite research showing that it works and has more lasting benefits than medication to treat many common psychological conditions.
David Wyss, adjunct professor of economics and international relations, comments on current national hiring patterns, saying "Work still needs to be done. But it may be biasing toward more part-timers."
The seeming vagaries of the transcriptome may become more explicable, thanks to validation efforts that are distinguishing true RNA editing events from artifacts. One such effort by researchers at Brown University involved the painstaking, genome-wide validation of 1,799 RNA editing sites in Drosophila melanogaster, plus the prediction of another 1,782 sites, resulting in a master list of 3,581 sites.
A recap of this weekend's A Better World By Design conference, which this year focused on “Pause + Effect” — the notion of establishing work processes that include time for reflection and revision.
A list of five ways to cultivate emotional intelligence includes meditation and cites Brown research that found that mindfulness meditation could improve an individual's control over brain processing of pain and emotions.
Wendy Schiller, associate professor of political science, talks about the possiblity of a government shutdown and how that might affect the local economy.
George Karniadakis, professor of applied mathematics, discusses his simplified approach for describing how blood flows through the smallest vessels. Video included at the link.
Ocean State Angels, an investment group born in 2012 out of Rhode Islanders’ interest in reinvigorating the state’s economy has put its first financial bet on Tivorsan Pharmaceuticals — a biotech company formed on the basis of 25 years of research by Justin Fallon, a Brown University professor. Ocean State Angels was formed by Michael G. Ehrlich, chairman of orthopedics at the Alpert Medical School, and his son.
An op-ed on native plant conservation cites research coa-authored by Dox Sax, director of the Center for Environmental Studies, found that amid competition from invasive plant species, biodiversity can actually increase in two centuries.
NASA has put out a call to scientists to propose instruments that will help the next Mars rover accomplish its mission in 2020. Jack Mustard, professor of geological sciences, explains how this next rover's work will differ from that of the rover Curiosity.
Rhode Island has been awarded a five-year, $11-million federal grant for substance-abuse prevention work. Stephen Buka, an epidemiologist and developmental psychologist who chairs the epidemiology department at Brown, will be co-chair of the research group looking at prescription drug use.
A Brown University oncology research group is experimenting with an HPV vaccine designed to fight anal cancer. "Our hope is that the vaccine will stimulate the immune system to attack the cancer cells and increase the cure rate in patients with more advanced disease," said Howard Safran, professor of medicine.