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Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S....
GLASSED IN: Rep. Raymond Hull, below center, D-Providence, speaks on the floor of the House chamber at the Statehouse on June 17. He and his fellow lawmakers are surrounded by plastic protective barriers because of COVID-19. / AP PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

2nd wave of coronavirus? Experts say we’re still in the 1st

What’s all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases? About 120,000 Americans have died from the new virus and daily counts of...
TACTICAL TECH: Dr. Richard Terek, right, chief of musculoskeletal surgery at Rhode Island Hospital, and Qian Chen, director of the hospital’s Center for Biomedical Research Excellence in Skeletal Health and Repair, have developed nanoparticles to deliver medicine to limit the growth of bone cancer tumors. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

R.I. researchers test nanoparticles in fight against rare bone cancer

For the past 26 years, Dr. Richard Terek has been treating bone cancer patients at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Some forms of the disease...
TWO UNIVERSITY OF Rhode Island scientists received a $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to provide research opportunities to minority students. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Two URI scientists receive $1.25M grant to help offer research opportunities...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The National Institutes of Health awarded two University of Rhode Island scientists a five-year, $1.25 million grant to give minority students...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has $6.8 million in federal funding to address the opioid crisis in partnership with Rhode Island state officials. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University awarded grants to reduce opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Brown University was awarded $6.8 million in federal funding to work with Rhode Island health officials to help solve the opioid...

Science, policy must catch up with ticks

If your last hike in the woods ended with a tick trying to make a meal of you, you’re not alone: The tiny bloodsuckers...
JENNIFER TIDEY, left, and Peter Monti, both professors at Brown University's School of Public Health, will lead a newly funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence focused on substance misuse and chronic disease. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY/NICK DENTAMARO

Brown using $12.5M NIH grant to fund research on substance misuse,...

PROVIDENCE — Brown University has been awarded a $12.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch a new Center of Biomedical...
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Brown awarded $10.8M grant to develop opioid treatment program in criminal...

PROVIDENCE – The National Institutes of Health is awarding a $10.8 million grant to Brown University to develop and evaluate an opioid treatment program...
BROADENED MISSION: Carol Malysz, executive director of Providence-based biotechnology trade association RI BIO, said the group has broadened its focus. Previously known as MedMates, this year the company changed its name and approach to promote the entire biotech industry.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ocean State starting to see growth in biotech industry

RI BIO, a Providence-based biotechnology trade association, is on a mission to put Rhode Island on the biotech industry’s map. Despite the state having...
PROTHERA BIOLOGICS has been awarded a two-year $1.9 million Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the potential of a new test to assess prognosis of infants who have or might develop sepsis and necrotizing entercolitis.

ProThera receives $1.9M NIH grant for infant-assessment test research

PROVIDENCE – ProThera Biologics Inc. has been awarded a two-year $1.9 million Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the...

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