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THE GEL in this applicator, CaraGuard, is one of several microbicides that could help protect against HIV. 'We're talking about products that sell for pennies a dose,' says Anna Forbes, deputy director of the Global Campaign for Microbicides. /

R.I. doctors testing gels to fight AIDS

Dr. Kenneth Mayer and his staff at Brown University’s AIDS Program have spent more than two decades working to slow the spread of the...
SAUL KAPLAN, executive director of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, chats with Dr. Annie De Groot, CEO of Epivax, in front of the state's booth at BIO 2007. /

R.I. courts biotechnology firms <br> at international gathering in Boston

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick grabbed national headlines at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s international convention in Boston last week with his pledge to invest $1.25...
PPL INSTRUCTOR Shane Sher, center, teaches a class on using the Internet at the library's Knight branch on Elmwood Avenue. /

Conflict puts Providence library branches in peril

An ongoing struggle over the financing and management of the Providence Public Library has left the future of neighborhood branches in question. The problem has...
A FIBER-OPTIC TECHNICIAN with Verizon Communications works on an underground switch in the company's FiOS network. The network, which can carry audio and video signals as well as data, is helping Verizon to compete with cable-TV providers who offer bundled services.  /

TV service seen as key for Verizon

Verizon Communications, which has been losing Rhode Island telephone customers to Cox Communications for years, could finally begin competing head-to-head for Cox’s cable television...

R.I. Senate expands study of large firms<br> that don’t providing health...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Charles J. Levesque, D-Portsmouth, to require state officials to identify any employers who...
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Protecting SSNs from ID thieves

Identity theft and use of Social Security numbers in particular are hot-button issues right now. No other form of personal ID plays such a...

Crime lab at URI wins international accreditation

KINGSTON – The R.I. State Crime Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island was accredited last month by the international division of Forensic Quality...

Board of Regents leader to retire after 8 years

PROVIDENCE – James A. DiPrete, a member of the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education since 1997 and its chairman since 1999,...
BCBSRI chief executive James E. Purcell says he wants the state's health care system to focus on quality and prevention. Yet, he adds, 'We want to collaborate with others, not necessarily tell the system what to do.' /

Blue Cross chief wants to reshape<br> Rhode Island’s health care system

James E. Purcell has led Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island through some tough times, including the controversy over his predecessor, Ronald...

CPA gets 1 year in prison, loses license,<br> for filing false...

PROVIDENCE – Irving Kalmer of Smithfield has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for filing four years of false tax returns in which...
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