Brandeis University

Brandeis University was established in 1948 in Waltham, Massachusetts as a private research university. The student body consists of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Brandeis University has been name in the top 35 of all national universities since its inception. Brandeis University is honored with six members of the National Academies, four Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, three Pulitzer Prize recipients and two MacArthur Foundation fellow. Brandeis is noted for its work in nutrition science, social science research and international diversity of its students and faculty.

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415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453
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maxp@brandeis.edu
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781-736-4209
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Obesity and stress pack a double hit for health

If you're overweight, you may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new study by Brandeis University.

Sep 22, 2014
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New online database tracks wellbeing of US children

The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP) at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management has launched the first nationally comprehensive, interactive online database for tracking and ...

Mar 13, 2014
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Team unearths roots of neural branching

(Medical Xpress)—Understanding how neurons grow, connect and change throughout life may be the Holy Grail in treating many neurological disorders, including autism and epilepsy.

Jan 24, 2014
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The skinny on fat and cholesterol

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration proposed banning transfat—partially hydrogenated oil—from restaurants and grocery shelves because it raises bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol, contributing to heart ...

Nov 18, 2013
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The brain's neural thermostat

As we learn and develop, our neurons change. They make new pathways and connections as our brain processes new information. In order to do this, individual neurons use an internal gauge to maintain a delicate balance that ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Protecting the body in good times and bad

The nasty side effects of radiation and chemotherapy are well known: fatigue, hair loss and nausea, to name a few. Cancer treatment can seem as harsh as the disease because it can't differentiate healthy cells from cancerous ...

Jul 16, 2013
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Paradis' research could impact seizure treatment

(Medical Xpress)—Suzanne Paradis is interested in synapses, sites of cell-to-cell contact that help neurons communicate. She never planned to research a technique that could affect the treatment of epilepsy. ...

Jun 28, 2013
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