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Medtronic PLC will spend as much as $458 million to buy Twelve Inc., becoming the latest medical-device giant to buy an experimental product to replace the heart’s mitral valve without open-heart surgery. more
The four members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation all recently received petitions from individuals representing One Degree, a nationwide effort to increase medical research at the National Cancer Institute by $1 billion over two years. more
A biomedical engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island has received a $6 million National Science Foundation grant for research to show how the nervous system functions in health and disease. more
(Updated, 4 p.m., Aug. 21) Some of the region’s most notable companies have been named in Providence Business News’ fourth Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards program. more
Thomas Webster, professor and chair of Northeastern University's Department of Chemical Engineering and president of the U.S. Society for Biomaterials, has been selected for the 580 Wenzhou City Overseas Talent Program Award. Webster focuses his … more
On Oct. 9, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc., will hold a breakfast featuring a cross-section of Rhode Island leaders to address the need to increase funding for cancer research. more
Rhode Island Medical Imaging recently opened a new satellite imaging center at 982 Tiogue Avenue. The office is providing X-ray and ultrasound exams. more
Dr. Barrett Bready is founder and CEO of Nabsys, a genomics firm. An adjunct professor at Brown University where he teaches biotechnology management, Bready also serves as a commissioner on the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. Bready talked with Providence Business News about Nabsys’ evolution and goals for the future. more
Pomegranates and other so-called “superfoods” are known by scientists to have positive effects on the brain by improving functions such as memory and cognition. But a team of University of Rhode Island researchers has discovered it may not be the “superfoods” themselves that have positive effects, but rather the way these foodstuffs interact with the body’s microflora during gut microbial metabolism that could lead to breakthroughs in protecting against Alzheimer’s. more
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