New stroke treatment proves effective, both medically and financially

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — As soon as possible after a stroke, a critical step is to eliminate the clot that caused it. While the current standard of care is to use “clot busting” tissue-type plasminogen activator drugs, recent studies have shown greater medical efficacy in combining the drugs with a “stent retriever” that mechanically opens the artery for a device to grab it and pull it out — a surgical procedure called “thrombectomy.”

(Distributed January 3, 2017)

Brown researchers fear loss of funding under Trump

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In anticipation of Donald Trump's presidency, Thomas Trikalinos has resigned himself to spending a good chunk of his holiday break at the office.

(Distributed January 3, 2017)

Child asthma emergency visits drop after indoor smoking bans

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new study helps to answer the burning question of whether recently enacted indoor smoking bans in public areas have improved health. The research finds the bans are associated with a 17 percent overall reduction in the number of children visiting emergency departments with asthma complaints.

(Distributed January 3, 2017)

A new study finds blood-borne HPV antibodies indicate head, neck cancer prognosis

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — People with head and neck cancers with evidence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection generally have a better prognosis than people without evidence of infection. A new study in JAMA Oncology suggests that to produce a strong, reliable prognostic signal, all that’s needed is a blood serum test for two specific HPV antibodies, rather than lab work on a biopsy.

(Distributed December 8, 2016)

Master's Programs Open House

On Thursday January 12th, 11:30 - 2:00 pm the Brown University School of Public Health will be holding an Open House for anyone interested in learning more about our Master's degree programs. The lunch session will provide an overview of the degree programs and an introduction to our world-class faculty and research. Graduate program directors and alumni will be on hand to answer your questions. 

(Distributed December 7, 2016)
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