Brown researchers are creating lab-grown microtissues as an alternative to animal testing. “It's kind of in our DNA,” Morgan says. “And it's in the context of translating these results into real-world solutions.”
Alois, J., Bellamkonda, S., Campolettano, E. T., Gellner, R. A., Genemaras, A., Beckwith, J. G., Greenwald, R. M., Smith, E., Rowson, S., Duma, S. M., & Crisco, J. J. (2019). Do american youth football players intentionally use their heads for high-magnitude impacts? Am J Sports Med, 363546519882034. doi:10.1177/0363546519882034
Joseph Crisco, Orthopaedics, RIH, received $134,651 for “Additive Manufactured PEKK Implants for Small Bone Arthroplasty,” a sub-award from Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. through the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).
Gregory Jay, Emergency Medicine, RIH, received $49,995 for “PRG4 as a Novel Treatment in Sepsis by Inhibition of NLRP3 in a CD44 Dependent Manner and via Antagonism of TLR” from Brown Physicians, Inc.
Congratulations (left to right) to Anqi Zhou, 1st place, Biotechnology ScM, Joshua Daniel, 4th place Biomedical Engineering ScM and Hadley Witt, 3rd place Pathobiology PhD who are three of the five winners in the 14th Annual 2019 Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Competition! All were enrolled in BIOL 2089: Importance of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology.
Visual art and brain science. While the number of intriguing combinations of study created by students at Brown are countless, few are as illustrative of how the University’s innovative curriculum encourages intellectual risk-taking and the integration of disparate academic fields. And the walls in the Carney Institute for Brain Science’s new state-of-the-art facility in the heart of College Hill are now bringing that to life.
Supported with a new grant of $6.3 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a team led by Brown University researchers will develop and test an “intelligent spinal interface” aimed at helping to restore limb movement and bladder control for people who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
Recent research led by David Borton, Ph.D and by teams in the U.S and Switzerland have shown that spinal cord stimulation can help in restoring voluntary muscle control after spinal injury, potentially aiding in rehabilitation.
This Fall New England Medical Innovation Center in Providence are offering a course free to RI based residents, students, and employees called the Med Tech Education Program. It is for early-stage entrepreneurs/ anyone who wants to learn how to develop a regulated medical device or digital health product, commercialize it, and lead a fundable Med Tech venture. They are a not-for-profit Med Tech Hub that supports entrepreneurs and startups commercialize regulated medical devices and digital health products and ultimately help them get funded.