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Released: 3-Apr-2013 5:00 PM EDT
Effects of Unemployment, Unexpected Wealth Losses on Mobility, Economic Stability
Brandeis University

A new study examines how American families cope with unexpected financial setbacks and how those periods of economic uncertainty draw down financial resources. The report studies families across race and income levels, revealing different experiences resulting from unemployment and the difficult choices many of them face.

Released: 27-Feb-2013 12:05 AM EST
Public Policy, Institutional Barriers Are Pushing Racial Wealth Gap
Brandeis University

New research shows the dramatic gap in household wealth that now exists along racial lines in the United States cannot solely be attributed to personal ambition and behavioral choices, but rather reflects policies and institutional practices that create different opportunities for whites and African-Americans.

Released: 31-Jan-2013 11:40 AM EST
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences Awarded to Rosbash, Hall of Brandeis University
Brandeis University

The 12th annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences has been awarded to Brandeis professors Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey Hall and their colleague Michael Young of Rockefeller University for the discovery of the molecular mechanisms governing circadian rhythms.

Released: 19-Dec-2012 3:00 PM EST
Impact of Caring for Adult Child with Disability Studied
Brandeis University

Caring for an adult child with developmental disabilities or mental illness increased by 38 percent the chances that an aging parent would develop disabilities of their own, according to findings of a new study led by Dr. Subharati Ghosh, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Released: 14-Sep-2012 12:00 PM EDT
Neurobiologist Rodal Wins New Innovator Award: Interplay Between Neuronal Firing and Membrane Traffic to Be Investigated
Brandeis University

For people suffering with debilitating diseases such ALS or Alzheimer’s, simple tasks can be a struggle. Avital Rodal, assistant professor of biology, hopes to help with a grant that has just been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Rodal studies how neuronal firing affects transport of materials within neurons.

Released: 5-Sep-2012 5:05 PM EDT
Alternatives to Medicare’s Fee for Service Payment System Examined
Brandeis University

Detailed analysis of how Medicare implemented the hospital prospective payment system, how hospitals responded to the new incentives, and lessons learned that are applicable to the bundled payment initiative.

Released: 23-Jul-1998 12:00 AM EDT
Fume-Free Charcoal Starter
Brandeis University

Like many a backyard chef, Daniel Perlman of Arlington, Mass., disliked the smell and acrid smoke of conventional charcoal starters. So he decided to do something about it.

29-May-1998 12:00 AM EDT
Brandeis Biologists Find Novel Genes Involved in Regulation of Circadian Rhythms
Brandeis University

In an advance in the genetics of behavior, biologists at Brandeis University have identified two new genes involved in the regulation of circadian rhythms in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, as published in two papers in the May 29 edition of Cell.

Released: 22-Apr-1998 12:00 AM EDT
Detector Technology Leads to High-Resolution Digital Breast Imaging Device
Brandeis University

WALTHAM, Mass. -- An X-ray detector technology first developed at Brandeis University for use by structural biologists is now being used to produce speedy, high-resolution digital images of breast tissue that could replace standard mammograms as a screening technique.

Released: 14-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
Depression in Older Women is Often a Hidden Problem
Brandeis University

Older women are at greater risk for depression than men or younger women, yet often the condition goes unnoticed or untreated, according to the National Policy and Resource Center on Women and Aging at the Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University.

Released: 12-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
Study Yields New Model of Memory Retention: Neurotransmitter Blocks Synaptic Weakening
Brandeis University

Neuroscientists at Brandeis University have found new evidence of how memory is selectively retained by the brain. In a paper published in the Feb. 15 Journal of Neuroscience, John Lisman, Ph.D., and Nonna Otmakhova, Ph.D., show how the chemical dopamine operates in the hippocampus of the brain to retain memories. Dopamine appears "to modify the rules of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity," the authors say.

Released: 13-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST
From two who've been there; done it: Ann Richards and Patricia Schroeder to lead discussion on women in politics
Brandeis University

Former Texas Gov. Ann W. Richards will join former Congresswoman Patricia S. Schroeder for a panel discussion on women's careers in politics Feb. 2 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.

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