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Diane Hoffman-Kim is associate professor of medical science and engineering in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, and the Center for Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. She was lead author on a recent study showing how miniature brains can be developed in the laboratory for research purposes at surprisingly low cost. more
Dr. Yow-Pin Lim, founder and CEO of ProThera Biologics in Providence, talks with Providence Business News about his company’s partnership with ProMetic Life Sciences Inc., its move last year to the Jewelry District, and how it is on track to start clinical trials of its lead therapeutic product next year. The company currently employs seven. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch program, now in its 29th year, is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in Rhode Island. It works with volunteers to collect data on water quality in the state’s lakes, ponds, streams and bays, and the data are used by watershed conservation organizations, policy makers, regulators and state and local officials to make decisions that improve and protect the health of local waters. more
The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island will hold its 15th annual Statewide Brain Injury Conference, Anchoring Hope After Brain Injury, from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., on March 18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick. more
With equally strong interests in biology and visual arts, Rebecca Wojciechowicz enjoyed a quintessentially Brown undergraduate experience, parlaying the open curriculum into a dual concentration that she completed in 2014. But then she stayed to earn a master’s degree in biotechnology. more
“Heads Up! A Panel on Concussion,” will be held today as part of Rhode Island ‘s first Brain Week, which offers an array of activities and programs. Focusing on adult and youth sports injuries, the program features neurologists, sports injury prevention specialists and a special guest, former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders. The panel, which is sponsored by the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute at Rhode Island Hospital, will be held at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical Center. Refreshments will be offered at 5 p.m., and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. more
Carrie McDonough, a graduate student in the University of Rhode Island’s oceanography program, talks with Providence Business News about her popular “oceanbites” blog, which features information on oceanography research and the ocean world. Since she first posted in September 2013, she has gained more than 10,000 Twitter followers and 500 Facebook fans, and science writers and teachers in kindergarten through grade 12 use the site for educational materials and story ideas. more
Tech Collective is looking for volunteers for GRRL Tech 2016 to assist with workshops and chaperone. Those who work in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – fields are welcome to apply. more
Four years ago, MedMates was conceived at a brainstorming session about making economic growth happen in Rhode Island. David Goldsmith, co-founder of the group focused on providing a voice and opportunities for businesses in the state's … more
Medical-device companies, under pressure from hospitals and health insurers to keep expenses down, are capitalizing on strong cash flows and the stumbling stock market to beef up cost-controlling technologies that may be critical to maintaining growth. more
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