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PROVIDENCE – Butler Hospital is the first of 60 clinical trial sites in the U.S. to begin administering an investigational drug to test a new way to prevent the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease in adults who may be at higher risk for developing the disease, but who have no symptoms. Butler is actively seeking volunteers in this age range who have normal memory function. more
PROVIDENCE – New York Hall of Science President Margaret Honey recently told a packed room of educators, business leaders and policymakers at the 2014 conference of the R.I. STEM Center that conventional approaches for engaging young scientists and designers are simply not working. more
PROVIDENCE – Many women experience bothersome urine loss with laughing, coughing and sneezing and on their way to the bathroom. When women experience both types of urine leakage, the condition is called mixed urinary incontinence. more
NEW BEDFORD – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth officials last week announced a $450,000 state grant for fisheries research. 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
For people silenced by unwelcome intruders such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement, mental activity may not have stopped – only the means to communicate may be interrupted. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will host a weeklong chemistry camp for up to 40 middle school girls from April 21-25 during public-school vacation. more
PROVIDENCE – Brad Marston, professor of physics at Brown University, will use a $75,000 grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative for research on nuclear-waste disposal. more
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