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When dirt collects in a motorcyclist’s open fracture after an accident, bacteria may adhere to any implant, like stainless steel staples, that the surgeon inserts, and removing that bacteria can be traumatic and costly to the patient, says Dioscaris R. Garcia, a pharmacologist and microbiologist at Materials Science Associates LLC in North Kingstown. more
Older patients who aren’t expected to live more than another decade are still being screened too often for cancers, causing more harm than good, a study found. more
As world health experts work to contain Ebola in West Africa, URI scientist Dr. Annie S. De Groot is working to develop a vaccine for the disease. more
PROVIDENCE – Dr. Brenna Anderson, of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital, says in a recently published article that risks of preterm birth need to be considered when evaluating whether in vitro fertilization is appropriate for an individual. more
NARRAGANSETT – Students from 14 colleges across the U.S. are conducting research through the University of Rhode Island’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography. more
Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s bioscience and IT industry association, has announced the four winners of its second annual Rhode Island Bioscience Awards. more
NEW BEDFORD – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth officials last week announced a $450,000 state grant for fisheries research. more
A low-cost supercomputer is being used to study black holes and cybersecurity at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where it was built using 176 Sony PlayStation 3 gaming consoles stored in a refrigerated shipping container. more
Medtronic Inc., the second-largest maker of medical devices, agreed to buy Covidien PLC for $42.9 billion in cash and stock as it transforms into a broader-based company bolstered by new tax advantages. more
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
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