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Life Sciences
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A University of Rhode Island biologist received a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to study the genetics of three groups of parasites and single-celled organisms to help scientists build a tree of life of Earth’s living organisms. more
Nabsys Inc., a life sciences company that was trying to bring its genome-mapping products to market, closed recently, throwing approximately 40 people out of work. more
A biomedical engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island has received a $6 million National Science Foundation grant for research to show how the nervous system functions in health and disease. more
Medtronic PLC will spend as much as $458 million to buy Twelve Inc., becoming the latest medical-device giant to buy an experimental product to replace the heart’s mitral valve without open-heart surgery. more
(Updated, 4 p.m., Aug. 21) Some of the region’s most notable companies have been named in Providence Business News’ fourth Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards program. more
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is investing $5.2 million for the development of a new type of vaccine against Q fever, and a local company is involved in the effort. more
Growth and molting rates of juvenile lobsters are likely to significantly decrease as oceans become more acidic due to climate change, according to the results of a study conducted by a University of Rhode Island doctoral student. more
Brown University ranked 19th in a list of the top 50 science research universities, according to Best College Reviews. more
Brown University has leased its 4,000-square-foot building at 349 Eddy St. to biotechnology firm ProThera Biologics. more
Voyager Therapeutics, a gene therapy company developing treatments for fatal and debilitating diseases of the central nervous system, has entered into a strategic collaboration with MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. more
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