New research in mice and humans suggests that an enzyme called SNRK suppresses inflammation in obesity-related “white fat” while increasing metabolism in heat-producing “brown fat,” making SNRK an intriguing target in the battle against obesity.
A new study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder that translates into saving lives.
Brown University researchers have developed a new machine learning technique that can track down beneficial genetic mutations and allow scientists to map the evolutionary changes of certain diseases and medical conditions.
Brown President Christina Paxson asserts that acquisition of Care New England by a Boston-area health care system is not in the best interests of Rhode Island and outlines how a local alternative would better serve the state. Read more...