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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
How’s this for a job perk: knowing your work helps people suffering from painful, debilitating, chronic illnesses to get out of bed, move without agony and even enjoy life. more
Leaders of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island say strong growth of the company’s patient base, staff and revenue highlight growing community needs prioritized by nationwide health care reform. more
WOODS HOLE, Mass. – The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution accepted the largest single monetary award in its history to create a system of offshore, remotely controlled, ocean observatories, the Cape Code Times reported. more
EAST PROVIDENCE – Sleep difficulties are common among toddlers and preschool-aged children receiving clinical treatment for a wide range of psychiatric disorders, according to a study led by John Boekamp, clinical director of the Pediatric Partial Hospital Program at Bradley Hospital. more
Dr. Michael L. Stanchina has been named medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Roger Williams Medical Center. In addition to his new responsibilities at RWMC, he is also a pulmonary/sleep medicine physician at University Pulmonary … more
The biosciences comprise a burgeoning industry and important opportunity for Rhode Island. The state’s bioscience industry employs 4,602 bioscience professionals and has a total employment impact of an additional 11,847 workers. On a national and global scale, Rhode Island bioscience companies and professionals participate in the industry’s five primary sectors: drugs and pharmaceuticals; medical devices and equipment; research, testing, and medical laboratories; agricultural feedstock and chemicals; and bioscience-related distribution. more
If you’re a fan of cop shows like CSI – and a brainiac – Materials Science Associates could have a job for you. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced that Nanobiotix, a clinical-stage nano-medicine company pioneering new approaches for the local treatment of cancer, will open its first U.S. office in the Massachusetts capital, according to a statement from his office. more
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
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