Research Matters is an annual event that encourages graduate students to give a "Ted Talk" style speech about their research. This year, Jess Steveson, a PhD candidate in Neuroscience, discussed how minibrains can be used as a model for brain injury.
Researchers found that physician-affiliated political action committees provided more financial support to candidates who opposed increased background checks, contrary to many societies’ recommendations for evidence-based policies to reduce firearm injuries.
In an innovation that may ultimately help to prevent deadly bloodstream infections, a team of biomedical engineers and infectious disease specialists at Brown University developed a coating to keep intravascular catheters from becoming a haven for harmful bacteria.
A Brown assistant professor studied how the mitochondria, the “cellular powerhouse,” responds to microgravity stress markers as a part of a NASA study of identical twins--a comparison of an astronaut who went to space and his twin who stayed on Earth.
Scientists have captured the first “snapshot” of two proteins involved in delivering a bacterial stress-response master regulator to the cell’s recycling machinery. The mechanism is critical to help bacteria survive nutrient deprivation and other stressful situations such as those encountered during the process of infecting a new host.
In partnering with TIME’S UP Healthcare, the Medical School declares it support for an initiative that will focus on ensuring safe and equitable workplaces for women in the health care industry. Read more...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Lifespan Health System announced the recruitment of Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP, an internationally recognized physician-scientist, academic leader, and medical oncologist.