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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
The second annual SkillsUSA Rhode Island student bioscience competition on March 8 drew 36 students from Coventry High School, Warwick Veterans Memorial High School, Davies Career and Technical High School, and the Woonsocket Career and Technical Center. more
Nabsys Inc. has begun a search for CEO candidates with experience in life sciences commercialization, as the company moves closer to bringing its high-speed DNA sequencing technology to market, current CEO Dr. Barrett Bready told Providence Business News. more
When Johnna A. Pezzullo and Lynne A. Haughey met in 1987, they were both nurses at the Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence. more
PROVIDENCE – Butler Hospital is the first of 60 clinical trial sites in the U.S. to begin administering an investigational drug to test a new way to prevent the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease in adults who may be at higher risk for developing the disease, but who have no symptoms. Butler is actively seeking volunteers in this age range who have normal memory function. more
DARTMOUTH – Elena Glatman has been named the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s director of research administration. more
PROVIDENCE – New York Hall of Science President Margaret Honey recently told a packed room of educators, business leaders and policymakers at the 2014 conference of the R.I. STEM Center that conventional approaches for engaging young scientists and designers are simply not working. more
PROVIDENCE – Many women experience bothersome urine loss with laughing, coughing and sneezing and on their way to the bathroom. When women experience both types of urine leakage, the condition is called mixed urinary incontinence. more
MedMates, a healthcare technology network group, is holding a New Year social mixer and networking event on Jan. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Flat Bread Co., 161 Cushing St. more
Moderna Therapeutics has announced another record venture capital investment: $450 million. more
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