Spring 2012Meeting of the MindsBrown Institute for Brain Science members explore the mysteries of the brain.
Neuroscientists, engineers, psychiatrists, applied mathematicians, surgeons, and other experts explore how we hurt, how we fear, how we see, how we connect, and how we learn.
Fall 2012Lights Will Guide You HomeCaregivers guide children and families through lifeís final journey.
Doctors focus on providing support to patients and families near the end of life. Palliative care may comfort the patient and ease the transition.
Spring 2011Medicine AvenueSometimes, the best laid plans are less fulfilling than the surprises.
Though not the life he envisioned, Michael Tso '90 MD'94 finds community and purpose on a New Hampshire mountainside.
Winter 2011Everything We CanHow much care is too much.
Intensive care at the end of life may be creating a worse experience for the patient-and it's costly. Will patient-centered care, based on patientsí values and wishes rather than local practice, help save money?
Fall 2010Anatomy LessonEver wonder what anatomy class is like today?
As long as there has been a medical school at Brown, there have been great anatomy teachers. These days students find inspiration in morphology course director Dale Ritter.
Spring 2010Snakes on a Plane... and lizards and diseases and other scary stuff.
Humans have upended the balance of animal habitats, inadvertently bringing a hail of infectious diseases upon us. Conservation medicine tries to understand whatís going on, and how to stop it.
Winter 2010Heavy HitterNew center treats sports-related concussions.
At Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, neurologist Mason Gasper has created a center of excellence in concussion care and sports medicine for high school and college athletes.
Winter 2010Running with the BoysHow Shelley Cyr stays at the front of the pack.
Cyr, an associate dean who oversees faculty affairs, graduate medical education, and women in medicine, is also a physician and a cancer survivor.
Winter 2010Room to GrowA new approach to neonatal intensive care nurtures the whole family.
Bigger, better, brighter -- good for hospital rooms and children.
Fall 2009Imagine That!Better living through engineering.
The bright blue gel on Tom Websterís desk looks more like the latest hair product than a nanomaterial with the ability to hold a human bone together. But thatís what makes it such a cool trick for kids.
Fall 2009SafekeepingA psychiatrist wonders how to prevent what he cannot predict.
Hilary Asher walked into the emergency room on a Friday night in May, three hundred and sixty-four days after trying to hang herself. She was neither intoxicated nor psychotic and her vital signs were normal.