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URI RESEARCHER William Van Nostrand will look for proteins that may signal the early stages of cerebral amyloid angiopathy before the brain hemorrhages that usually signal the disease. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI researcher wins $3.3M grant to seek cerebral amyloid markers

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Cerebral blood vessel amyloid deposits which contribute to dementia and brain hemorrhages are often diagnosed late when imaging tests show bleeding,...
MIRIAM HOSPITAL'S Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research was awarded $9.1 million in NIH grants. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

Miriam Hospital CFAR awarded $9.1M NIH grant

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital has been awarded a $9.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund continuing initiatives at its...
DANIEL ROXBURY, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Rhode Island, is part of a team using nanotechnology to better understand obesity-induced diseases. / COURTESY DANIEL ROXBURY

URI engineering professor tackles heart disease with nanotechnology

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island chemical engineering assistant professor Daniel Roxbury is among a team using nanotechnology to better understand obesity-induced diseases,...

Miriam Hospital wins federal grant to study post-incarceration opioid treatment

PROVIDENCE — Miriam Hospital has been awarded a federal $215,157 National Institutes of Health grant to study an innovative opioid addiction program for incarcerated...
EPIVAX PRESIDENT AND CEO Dr. Anne S. De Groot. EpiVax has joined an National Institutes of Health partnership to research a vaccine for the influenza A (H7N9) virus. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

EpiVax leads NIH’s $5.8M bird-flu vaccine project

PROVIDENCE - Immunolgy engineering biotech firm EpiVax Inc. is leading a National Institutes of Health-funded $5.8 million collaboration developing a protective vaccine against avian influenza...

Public investment in basic research yields major victories

Dr. Anne S. De Groot is a major success story, not just in Rhode Island but across the globe.She bridges the research and clinical...
URI STAR: Walt Besio, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Rhode Island and owner of CREmedical, secured $6 million in a National Science Foundation grant in 2015, a year after he earned two patents for a biomedical electrode that measures brain activity and can be used to potentially stop life-threatening seizures. From left, Jessika Decker, test subject and intern at CREmedical, Besio and Rachel Bartels, product manager at CREmedical. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Rhode Island needs more scientific breakthroughs to become a biotech hub,...

Rhode Island wants its own share of the biomedical-, technology- and engineering-based economy that has transformed Boston, and strengthened the competitive position of Massachusetts.To...
THE FUTURE IS NOW: Walt Besio, center, professor of biomedical engineering at URI and owner of CREmedical, works with company intern Jessika Decker, left, and Rachel Bartels, product manager for CREmedical, while testing the National Science Foundation-supported biomedical electrode he patented that measures brain activity and can be used to potentially stop life-threatening seizures.  / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Urgency for innovation should inform economic development

Despite having an unemployment rate that is lower than the national mark, Rhode Island remains a state with a problem.Last week’s cover story documented...
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