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Simulation offers policy Rx for curbing HIV

In Cabo Verde

The African archipelago nation of Cabo Verde could bring its HIV epidemic under control within 10 years by ramping up four interventions already underway, according to a sophisticated computer model used by Brown University public health researchers. Much of the progress could be achieved, the model predicts, by focusing the effort just on the most at-risk populations.

Gold by special delivery intensifies cancer-killing radiation

Researchers at Brown and URI have demonstrated what could be a more precise method for targeting cancer cells for radiation. Cancer-seeking peptides ferry nanoparticles of gold to the site. The gold then helps focus radiation on the cancer cells.

CERN chief to speak at Brown

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Rolf-Dieter Heuer, head of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), will deliver a lecture titled “Breaking the Wall of the Hidden Universe: What the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Tells Us about Physics, Mankind and the Universe” on April 20, 2015, at 4 p.m. in Barus and Holley Building, Room 166, on the Brown University campus.

LHC restart has Brown particle physicists busy

The Large Hadron Collider, which restarted over the weekend, will operate at nearly twice the energy of the previous run. Brown physicists and students will be working at the collider, looking for signs of additional Higgs bosons, heavy top quark cousins, long-lived particles and dark matter.

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