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BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced that Nanobiotix, a clinical-stage nano-medicine company pioneering new approaches for the local treatment of cancer, will open its first U.S. office in the Massachusetts capital, according to a statement from his office. more
Vinka Oyanedel-Craver is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Rhode Island. She has also published more than a dozen articles on the chemical and biological processes used for sustainable water and wastewater purification, as well as collaborated on several projects. Most recently, she is working with Jordanian researchers to improve desalination technology. She has been working on embedding silver nanoparticles into the membranes used in current systems. The nanoparticles will slow bacteria growth and reduce contamination, as well as maintenance because operations will no longer need to be shut down to clean the machines. The yearlong collaboration (which began in 2014) between several Jordanian and U.S. researchers is backed by a $314,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development and a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Oyanedel-Craver holds a Ph.D. from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and a B.S. and an M.S. from the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. more
President and CEO of NsGene talks about the value of locating the company in Providence. more
Steve Lombardi has been named CEO and president of Nabsys Inc., a life sciences company pioneering semiconductor-based tools for genomic analysis. more
If you’re a fan of cop shows like CSI – and a brainiac – Materials Science Associates could have a job for you. more
NsGene Inc.’s innovative brain-repair therapy couldn’t have come at a better time, as one of the neurodegenerative diseases it would treat – Parkinson’s disease – has gotten a lot of press lately. more
PROVIDENCE – Brown University neurosurgery assistant professor Dr. Wael Asaad has won a $486,000 award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to study the neuroscience of Parkinson’s disease. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Hospital is one of the first hospitals in New England to use the smallest cardiac monitor available. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Biologists from the University of Rhode Island and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management are researching the population and movement patterns of black bears living in Rhode Island. more
When dirt collects in a motorcyclist’s open fracture after an accident, bacteria may adhere to any implant, like stainless steel staples, that the surgeon inserts, and removing that bacteria can be traumatic and costly to the patient, says Dioscaris R. Garcia, a pharmacologist and microbiologist at Materials Science Associates LLC in North Kingstown. more
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