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ARTHUR VON WALD CRESCE, one of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's researchers in electrochemistry, says the lab's partnership with Brown University could help design the next generation of lithium-ion batteries with improved performance and durability. / COURTESY U.S. ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY

Brown researchers, U.S. Army collaborate to build better battery

PROVIDENCE – Brown University on Aug. 7 announced a partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the Army’s research and engineering arm headquartered in...
BROWN UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS have been awarded $1.5 million as part of a National Science Foundation grant to fund research on genetic mutation and its effect on proteins. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown gets $1.5M as part of NSF grant

PROVIDENCE – Brown University was awarded $1.5 million of a $6 million, four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how genetic mutations...
KIM LYONS OF WARWICK, diagnosed with leukemia, preserved her fertility in advance of radiation therapy because her health care plan covers it. Effective July 5, Rhode Island law requires health care plans to carry the coverage. /COURTESY DR. EDEN CARDOZO

R.I. first state to require fertility-preservation coverage for care that could...

PROVIDENCE – When Kim Lyons of Warwick was diagnosed with leukemia March 1, her doctors told her the best chance for survival was stem...
BROWN UNIVERSITY AND THE R.I. Department of Health are testing 38 Rhode Island water sites against the new, lowered health advisory threshold for two types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. /COURTESY WARWICKRI.GOV

Brown, RIDOH testing new PFAS health advisory threshold at 38 R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Since the Environmental Protection Agency has lowered the health advisory threshold for two types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, Brown University and...
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Going behind the menu of 2 new unique R.I. eateries

“This is how my grandma made a hamburger!” Chef Kim Scarano sat in her new dining room telling the story behind what will be...

New campaign-finance law benefits incumbents

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last month signed into law new campaign-finance rules that eliminate how much an individual can give to political candidates in...
BROWN UNIVERSITY HAS RANKED No. 9 in the nation in the 2017 Forbes "America's Top Colleges" list. Seven Rhode Island colleges made the top rankings. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

7 R.I. schools on Forbes ‘America’s Top Colleges’ list

PROVIDENCE - Seven Rhode Island colleges and universities were ranked on Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” list, released Wednesday.The list, comprised of the top 650...
BROWN UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS Ralph Milliken and Shuai Li found evidence to suggest volcanic deposits on the moon's surface contain water, which could mean there’s water in the moon's interior. On the map above, colored areas indicate elevated water content compared with surrounding terrains. Yellows and reds indicate the richest water content. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University scientists find evidence of water on moon

PROVIDENCE – A Brown University researcher has published a new study of lunar satellite data that could provide the strongest evidence yet found to...
BROWN UNIVERSITY RECEIVED $9.2 million to create tools for bioluminescence and optogenetics research.

Brown receives $9.2M to create bioluminescent neuroscience tools

PROVIDENCE -  Brown University has been awarded up to $9.2 million in funding over five years from the National Science Foundation to lead a...
INCREASED RELIANCE: Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff helps volunteer Yve Capella stock the shelves at The Olneyville Food Center at 261 Manton Ave., in Providence. Schiff says there is an increased reliance on emergency food pantries fed by the food bank in the summer months when free and reduced-priced school-meal services are paused, putting greater strain on low-income families to afford food. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Despite nearly 300 corporate donors, R.I.’s food bank waging uphill battle

Every Monday and Thursday Julie Guerin travels the 2 miles from her home in Cumberland to the 65-acre Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm, where she helps...
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