Brandeis Researchers in the News

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The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded $300,000 to Professor Wendy Cadge’s Boston Hidden Sacred Spaces project to map and tell the stories of sacred spaces. In collaboration with Ian Roy, the director of the Brandeis MakerLab, the project will utilize 3D and interactive technologies.

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As evidence mounts demonstrating the quality and cost-effectiveness of NP-provided primary care, government payers, insurers and health care policy makers increasingly support the greater use of NPs to alleviate the shortage.

Lizabeth Hedstrom

Brandeis University chemical biologist Lizbeth Hedstrom received one of nine Director’s Transformative Research Awards this year from the National Institutes of Health under its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program. The 5-year, $3.5 mil grant will support the development of new methods for drug design relying on targeted protein degradation. This emerging strategy has several potential therapeutic advantages over traditional approaches, including the development of more potent, longer acting, drugs.

The rational design of ‘degraders’ has focused almost exclusively on degradation induced when the target protein is modified with ubiquitin. In contrast, Hedstrom will be developing ubiquitin-independent strategies.

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Research shows U.S. adversaries like Russia are pedaling fake health propaganda on sites like Twitter and Facebook.

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"There were students doing school work through smartphones because it was their only access to the internet," said doctoral student Jennifer LaFleur. "The struggles with racial equity are clear."