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One in 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, about 25 percent are never able to talk. more
Susan Meschwitz, an assistant professor of chemistry at Salve Regina University, has had peer-reviewed research, which was co-authored by chemistry major Emily Poulin, published recently. Their research, which discovered that a class of organic molecules are proving effective in the battle against drug-resistant bacteria, could interest the members of Olympic sailing, triathlon and rowing teams competing in polluted waters at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. more
Isaac Ginis, an internationally renowned hurricane expert, is a professor at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Ginis, who was the first scientist to show the role the ocean plays in the path and intensity of hurricanes, talks with Providence Business News about his research and the 2016 hurricane season. more
Vaccine innovator Dr. Anne S. De Groot's accomplishments, studies and publications are vast. She has several titles at several organizations. But for the founder, CEO and chief scientific officer of Providence's EpiVax Inc., two skills on her … more
Colleen Dalton, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences at Brown University, recently received a CAREER Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious honor for early-career faculty. The grant will help Dalton … more
With about one-third of babies born by cesarean delivery (colloquially called a “C-section”) in the United States, experts are looking to evaluate whether this delivery method may be overused at times, given the rapid increase in cesarean birth rates during the past decade. more
How often is a gift called "transformational?" That's a big claim. The word was used by University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, referring in 2013 to a $15 million gift from former CVS Caremark Corp. President and CEO Thomas M. … more
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell the most in six years after the company’s drug for a rare neuromuscular disease failed to meet its primary goal in a final-stage trial. more
Previous research has established a link between genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to an increased risk of developing ovarian, Fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in women. A recent publication documents the efforts of a team of researchers affiliated with the Gynecologic Oncology Group to determine if inherited genetic mutations – other than BRCA1 and BRCA2 – can also put a woman at risk of developing these diseases. more
Dennis Hilliard, director of the Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island, will be inducted into the Rhode Island Criminal Justice Hall of Fame for his service to the law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in the … more
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