Germ-fighting catheter coating may help prevent infections

Brown University researchers have developed a new antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters that could one day help to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections, the most common type of hospital-acquired infection.

Biotech Students Win Elevator Pitch Competition

Congratulations (below, left to right) to Ryan Dubay, Rebecca Chernick, Ashton Stoop, Adriano Taglietti and Natalia Moriel who are half of the winners in the 2018 Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Competition!

Highlighting Brown’s distinction in brain science

Faculty across the life sciences--including a number of faculty trainers in biotechnology--are building understanding of the brain, restoring movement for patients with paralysis, unlocking the secrets of devastating diseases and devising new treatments to address brain-related disorders.

Brown researchers develop new test to objectively measure pain, test medications

 If you’ve ever visited the emergency department with appendicitis, or you’re one of the 100 million U.S. adults who suffer from chronic pain, you’re familiar with a row of numbered faces, with expressions from smiling to grimacing, used to indicate pain levels.

Despite that tool’s widespread use, some researchers say a more empirical approach would better serve both patients and the physicians who provide care.

Grant Supports Research on Traumatic Brain Injury

With a better understanding how traumatic brain injuries occur, a Brown-led research team hopes to develop new standards for head protection and next-generation helmets.