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With energy production a priority around the globe, Scott DePasquale is focused on commercializing Utilidata’s advanced technology to make the electric grid operate more efficiently. The company’s move from Spokane, Wash., to Providence in June 2012 positions Rhode Island as a potential leader in energy technology. more
Just back from a monthlong expedition in the waters off Antarctica, the research is far from over for a team from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography studying the tiny, shrimp-like sea animal called krill, the focus of the expedition. more
Researchers are working to complete a multi-year study on the effectiveness of tick management techniques this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. more
The director of the R.I. Department of Health, Dr. Michael Fine, will lead a Rhode Island healthcare and life science trade mission to Israel in November, the Health Department and the R.I. Economic Development Corporation announced on Tuesday. more
On a modified lobster boat docked at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay campus, aquaculture professor Terry Bradley is getting ready for a fishing trip to catch some yellowfin tuna. more
Amgen Inc., the world’s largest biotechnology company by sales, said its experimental drug for recurrent ovarian cancer met a late-stage study goal, helping patients live 1.8 months longer without the disease progressing. more
Using a $15 million gift from a prominent alumnus whose father suffered from a stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, the University of Rhode Island is establishing a neuroscience research institute. The George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at URI will be dedicated to research in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative and neurological diseases, URI President David M. Dooley told the Providence Business News. more
With 135 jobs to fill for the new Sam’s Club in Fall River, store manager Rachel Dufault has been working full time at the hiring center at the New Harbour Mall. Sam’s Club will open in the fall and is looking for a wide range of employees, from cake decorators to managers and pharmacy technicians. more
EpiVax Inc., a biotech firm in Providence’s Knowledge District, is an innovator in the field of computational immunology, which involves feeding data into computers that apply mathematical approaches to ultimately develop vaccines and defeat disease. more
Brown University’s decision to expand its School of Engineering within its College Hill campus was driven in part by analysis of an extensive collection of data involving faculty, staff and students, including an elaborate map that tracked regular travel patterns in order to best determine the location of new buildings. more
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