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Brown team developing new tools for thought

Brown University scientists who study the brain are conducting groundbreaking research that could eventually yield significant medical advances. About 100 Brown faculty members are part...

Toray hopes to gain edge with clear polyester film

With its parent company operating in 18 countries, including lower-wage Asian nations, Toray Plastics America Inc. faces more pressure to perform and to make...

Hospitals boost offerings in alternative medicine

PROVIDENCE - The Miriam Hospital has integrated a complementary medicine program into its cancer treatment center, aiming to reduce side effects and thereby enhance...

South County set to open new orthopedics center

WAKEFIELD - South County Hospital’s new Center for Orthopedics, which has been under construction since mid-September, is almost ready, the hospital says. It is...
THE CAMERA WERKS owner Patricia Zacks keeps her business alive with good, old-fashioned customer service and offerings like custom framing; instead of photo developing, she now offers a digital photo printing station. /

A business that is still developing

The young woman needs a slide projector, and Patty Zacks takes her right to the two she has in stock. Quickly she determines that...
JAMES DeRENTIS is known not just as an innovator at BankRI, but also as an advocate for the arts and community development. /

Exec sees BankRI as a champion of local business, arts, community...

As chief business officer for BankRI, Jim DeRentis oversees both the bank’s commercial and retail banking businesses, as well as its marketing and communications...

Microsoft buying voice-services firm Tellme Networks

REDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced it will acquire Mountain View, Calif.-based Tellme Networks Inc., a provider of voice services including...

Viacom sues YouTube, parent Google for $1B

NEW YORK – Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) today announced it has filed suit against YouTube and Google alleging “massive intentional copyright infringement...
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Allied Consulting Engineering opens R.I. office

WARWICK – Allied Consulting Engineering Services Inc. of Sudbury, Mass., today announced the opening of a second office, at 43 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. “Our new...
JASON HARRY founded Afferent Corp. in Providence in 2000, with technology developed at Brown University. /

Ocean State is growing ‘new economy’

Jason Harry started the Afferent Corp. in Providence in 2000 after acquiring technology from a personal contact at Boston University. Since then, the medical...
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