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Life Sciences
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Could Providence be the next Cambridge, a city known as a biotechnology hub? Given recent economic-development activity, it would seem that this corner of the technology sector is on the verge of a takeoff. Since CV Properties LLC and … 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
People who go to bed wary of potential danger sometimes pledge to sleep “with one eye open.” A new Brown University study finds that’s not far off: On the first night in a new place, the research suggests, one brain hemisphere remains more awake than the other during deep sleep, apparently in a state of readiness for trouble. more
Dr. Barrett Bready is founder and CEO of Nabsys, a genomics firm. An adjunct professor at Brown University where he teaches biotechnology management, Bready also serves as a commissioner on the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. Bready talked with Providence Business News about Nabsys’ evolution and goals for the future. 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
A key piece of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's strategy to help create more high-paying jobs is to develop a more robust medical technology and life sciences sector. Four years ago, a group of businesses in the med-tech sector formed an industry … more
Four years ago, MedMates was conceived at a brainstorming session about making economic growth happen in Rhode Island. David Goldsmith, co-founder of the group focused on providing a voice and opportunities for businesses in the state's … more
Medrobotics Corp. believes it has changed the field of invasive surgery, with the first-ever surgical tool that can snake through the human body, without disturbing other anatomy, to reach previously difficult-to-access regions. The … more
Pomegranates and other so-called “superfoods” are known by scientists to have positive effects on the brain by improving functions such as memory and cognition. But a team of University of Rhode Island researchers has discovered it may not be the “superfoods” themselves that have positive effects, but rather the way these foodstuffs interact with the body’s microflora during gut microbial metabolism that could lead to breakthroughs in protecting against Alzheimer’s. more
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