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Hasbro Children’s Hospital to take part in international sepsis study

PROVIDENCE – An international comparison study on fluids used to treat sepsis in children now includes Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Hasbro plans to enroll patients in...

ResusciTech CPR smartphone innovation nets $40K accelerator grant

PROVIDENCE – An innovation by Brown University graduate Abigail Kohler, co-founder and CEO of ResusciTech, has won a $40,000 grant in the American Heart...

$2M NIH grant to fund research on relationship between sleep disruption...

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at Butler Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center have received a $2.24 million federal grant from the National Institutes of...

Whitehouse helps with effort to call attention to pancreatic cancer

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is among a group of federal lawmakers who have drafted a resolution designating November as Pancreatic Cancer...

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...

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