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Life Sciences
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the GAIA Vaccine Foundation to raise awareness about the prevention of cervical cancer in West Africa. more
Tech Collective, an industry association for information technology and bioscience, has announced a call for applicants for its 2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Awards, the program’s second year following its launch in 2013. more
The Cardiovascular Institute at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital has become the first in the state to implant a new leadless implantable cardiac defibrillator. more
Voyager Therapeutics, a gene therapy company developing treatments for fatal and debilitating diseases of the central nervous system, has entered into a strategic collaboration with MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. more
Ten journalists from the United States, Israel and El Salvador have received fellowships to attend the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting’s 16th annual science workshop for journalists. more
NARRAGANSETT – Students from 14 colleges across the U.S. are conducting research through the University of Rhode Island’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography. more
As world health experts work to contain Ebola in West Africa, URI scientist Dr. Annie S. De Groot is working to develop a vaccine for the disease. more
PROVIDENCE – Dr. Brenna Anderson, of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital, says in a recently published article that risks of preterm birth need to be considered when evaluating whether in vitro fertilization is appropriate for an individual. 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
Older patients who aren’t expected to live more than another decade are still being screened too often for cancers, causing more harm than good, a study found. more
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