Author Mollie Rappe

Faculty Astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year on the International Space Station while his identical twin, former astronaut Mark Kelly, remained on Earth as part of the NASA Twins Study. Photo courtesy of NASA
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Twins in Space

MPPB professor studied how mitochondria responded to microgravity stress as part of NASA study of…

Faculty The white, turquoise, lavender, and purple colonies are from C. albicans strains grown on a special kind of agar. The orange/green pictures show colonies with fluorescent reporters connected to the genetic hotspot. Image courtesy Bennett Lab
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Fungus Among Us

A ‘mutation hotspot’ allows a common yeast to adapt to different host environments.

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Cross Purposes

Doctor-affiliated PACs fund more political candidates who oppose firearm safety policies, study finds.

Faculty Two weeks of treatment with Lamivudine reduced the signs of chronic inflammation—white blood cells stained pink amongst green fat cells—in old mouse fat tissue. Image courtesy Sedivy Lab
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Old Drug, New Trick?

Research in aging mice suggests HIV medication has potential to treat age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Slow Burn

Electronic health records are stressing doctors out. In a survey of Rhode Island physicians, more…

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Blood Ties

DNA markers in healthy centenarians are more like those of 20-year-olds than 70-year-olds.

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This is Their Lane

Firearm safety is the responsibility of health care professionals, physician writes in the NEJM.