Five-lab team launches novel attack on ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — ALS — can arise from aberrant genes. A group of five Brown University professors proposes that a cure may also come from aberrant genes — genetic mutations that suppress ALS. A new research grant supports their comprehensive investigation of ALS in flies, worms, mice and human cells. To read more.

(Distributed January 28, 2016)

After strong growth, life sciences postdocs now declining

Dr. Susan Gerbi, George D. Eggleston Professor of Biochemistry and Professor of Biology, and colleagues note a recent decline in life sciences postdocs at U.S. universities after decades of growth. Addressing the reasons why the position seems less attractive would preserve a vital flow of talent for academic research, they argue. To read more.

(Distributed November 10, 2015)
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