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Life Sciences
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Dr. Yow-Pin Lim, founder and CEO of ProThera Biologics in Providence, talks with Providence Business News about his company’s partnership with ProMetic Life Sciences Inc., its move last year to the Jewelry District, and how it is on track to start clinical trials of its lead therapeutic product next year. The company currently employs seven. more
Tech Collective is looking for volunteers for GRRL Tech 2016 to assist with workshops and chaperone. Those who work in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – fields are welcome to apply. 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
A Providence-based national advocacy organization for mental illness research, Cure Alliance for Mental Illness, with support from the Brown Institute for Brain Sciences and the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute, will host Rhode Island’s first-ever Brain Week, March 12-19. more
Six years ago, none of the five Brown University researchers with a major new grant from the ALS Finding a Cure Foundation had even worked on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. That’s exactly why the team has a unique approach for making much-needed progress against the untreatable neurodegenerative disease. more
Dr. Anne S. De Groot is the founder, immune engineer, chief scientific officer and CEO of Providence-based vaccine company EpiVax, which champions the "vaccines-on-demand" movement. She talks with Providence Business News about her experience as a panelist at a health care conference, "The Immunology Revolution: Here Now or Hurry Up and Wait?" more
Scientists at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography will present their research at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans Feb. 24 to 26. more
Medical-device companies, under pressure from hospitals and health insurers to keep expenses down, are capitalizing on strong cash flows and the stumbling stock market to beef up cost-controlling technologies that may be critical to maintaining growth. more
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
Dogs have been used for decades to sniff out explosives, but now a University of Rhode Island scientist and his team have come up with another way to detect bombs: sensors. more
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