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A Providence-based national advocacy organization for mental illness research, Cure Alliance for Mental Illness, with support from the Brown Institute for Brain Sciences and the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute, will host Rhode Island’s first-ever Brain Week, March 12-19. more
Previous research has established a link between genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to an increased risk of developing ovarian, Fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in women. A recent publication documents the efforts of a team of researchers affiliated with the Gynecologic Oncology Group to determine if inherited genetic mutations – other than BRCA1 and BRCA2 – can also put a woman at risk of developing these diseases. more
Xinyuan “Shawn” Chen, assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, is developing a nicotine vaccine to block the drug’s entry into a smoker’s brain. more
Dogs have been used for decades to sniff out explosives, but now a University of Rhode Island scientist and his team have come up with another way to detect bombs: sensors. more
Patrick Cappillino, chemistry/biochemistry assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, was one of three recipients to receive the 2015 Electrochemical Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship. Cappillino plans to research … more
Our company has grown from the original three to more than 20 employees over the past few years, and that makes it hard to have the kind of collegial relationship that I prefer to have, with each and every employee. To address that issue, I've taken … more
Brown University epidemiologist professor discusses the findings of a study on low-income children with mental disorders. more
Memorial Hospital’s Roberta Goldman will use funding obtained from the University of Southern California to quantify how patients’ experiences of pain are recorded, and how those pain indices assist physicians in treating them. more
A team of Brown researchers led by postdoctoral fellow Theresa Desrochers recently published new findings on ways in which executive functioning is managed in the brain. more
Diane Hoffman-Kim is associate professor of medical science and engineering in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, and the Center for Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. She was lead author on a recent study showing how miniature brains can be developed in the laboratory for research purposes at surprisingly low cost. more
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