Brittany Star Hampton, MD - YWCA "Women of Achievement" honoree

Brittany Star Hampton, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, and Clerkship Director for Obstetrics and Gynecology Core Clerkship at the Alpert Medical School and Women and Infants Hospital, will be one of 13 "Women of Achievement"award recipients to be honored by YWCA Rhode Island at its twelfth annual awards luncheon on September 27, 2016. Since 2005, YCWA has sponsored a statewide recognition of women whose accomplishments span the fields of industry, culture and public service.

(Distributed August 24, 2016)

Five-lab team launches novel attack on ALS

 Eyes on the flies Biology professors Kristi  Wharton and Robert Reenan insert the ALS gene SOD1 into fruit flies and  then look for mutations that counteract it.

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)
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