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More than $480,000 has been awarded by the Rhode Island Foundation in seed funding for 20 medical research projects. more
Joseph Braun is an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology in the program of public health at Brown University. He is leading a research initiative that has shown a statistically significant association between a relatively high exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid, part of a larger family of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances, and the pace of body fat gain in children during the first eight years of life. Braun talked recently with Providence Business News about this research, which was the recipient of a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. more
Vaccine innovator Dr. Anne S. De Groot's accomplishments, studies and publications are vast. She has several titles at several organizations. But for the founder, CEO and chief scientific officer of Providence's EpiVax Inc., two skills on her … more
Colleen Dalton, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences at Brown University, recently received a CAREER Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious honor for early-career faculty. The grant will help Dalton … more
MindImmune Therapeutics Inc. will receive $500,000 in seed funding from Slater Technology Fund to support the drug discovery venture’s launch. more
With about one-third of babies born by cesarean delivery (colloquially called a “C-section”) in the United States, experts are looking to evaluate whether this delivery method may be overused at times, given the rapid increase in cesarean birth rates during the past decade. more
The University of Massachusetts was granted 62 utility patents in 2015, putting the school at No. 30 on a list of the Top 100 worldwide universities that were granted U.S. patents. more
How often is a gift called "transformational?" That's a big claim. The word was used by University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, referring in 2013 to a $15 million gift from former CVS Caremark Corp. President and CEO Thomas M. … 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
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
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