The same blood biomarker that signifies Alzheimer’s disease is also a driver of the life-threatening pregnancy condition of preeclampsia, a finding that has important implications for diagnosis and treatment.
A new study highlights an unintended consequence of interventions to combat the country’s illicit opioid epidemic, emphasizing the need to include harm reduction strategies as part of a comprehensive response.
Pending approval from the City of Providence, the University plans to build a new laboratory space for cutting-edge life sciences research and boost its athletics program with a proposed new indoor training facility.
A study led by Brown University researchers found that a low-impact, meditative movement program involving qigong was as effective as more standard exercise programs in improving cancer-related fatigue.
Lemley lecture series guest and alumnus Dr. Arthur Horwich discussed how medical school at Brown sparked a passion for basic science and medicine, a combination that has led to discoveries of significance to Alzheimer’s and more.
Researchers from Brown and Rhode Island Hospital are working with Rhode Island community members to understand how apps, monitors and other emerging technologies can help prevent opioid overdose deaths.
International Space Station experiments co-led by Peter Lee, a Brown scholar, cardiothoracic surgeon and longtime space researcher, will help inform understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Michael Silverstein, director of the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute, will help lead a national task force working to improve health nationwide by making recommendations about clinical preventive services.
As part of Brain Week Rhode Island, the Brown Brain Fair will offer kids and adults alike the chance to learn about brain research through interactive stations, art projects, games and lightning talks.
A physician-scientist and the eighth dean of medicine and biology at Brown, Jain shared insights on how the University’s biomedical community can improve human health and fuel economic growth in Rhode Island and beyond.
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that pharmacies can offer a safe and accessible treatment starting point for patients with opioid use disorder and keep them better engaged than usual care with a physician.
In 2022, we celebrated half a century of medical education, deepened ties to the local community, and set a course for a new era of biomedical innovation. Here's a look back at the biggest stories in biology and medicine at Brown.
The new approach effectively delivered anti-cancer drugs across the blood-brain barrier in mice, increasing survival rates and informing a potential pathway for one day treating human patients with brain cancer.
The new agreement will create a unified, streamlined approach to administering health and medical research, positioning physicians and scientists to conduct more research to benefit patients and populations.