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MACHINE PREP: Dr. Ling Zhang, left, and Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, prepare the AKTA machine to purify antibodies at the Lubris lab. Lubris has licensed the glycoprotein lubricin to Novartis to use as a dry-eye treatment. / PBN PHOTO/

Lifespan researcher scores commercial hit with biolubricant Novartis deal

Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, is celebrating his company’s licensing of lubricin as a clinically superior dry-eye treatment to Novartis, which...
DR. E. SCOTT PAXTON is a member of the Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY ORTHOPEDICS

Five Questions With: Dr. E. Scott Paxton

Dr. E. Scott Paxton, a member of the Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at University Orthopedics and an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative is partnering with Hasbro to add artificial intelligence to the toy maker's Joy For All Companion Pets interactive toy cats and dogs to help senior citizens with medication reminders and other tasks. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

NSF grant funds Hasbro-Brown robot-pet program to benefit elders

PROVIDENCE – A National Science Foundation grant of $1 million will fund work by Brown University’s Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative to design a smart-robot animal...

Lin joins Southcoast Physicians Group

FAIRHAVEN – Cardiologist Dr. Albert Lin has joined the Southcoast Physicians Group.Lin obtained both his undergraduate and medical degree from Brown University, before completing...
DOUG WHITE, the chair of Cybersecurity and Networking at Roger Williams University, says data breaches like the one at Equifax will continue to happen "until constituents and businesses go down there with the torches out, saying 'the monster’s loose and we want something done.' " / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU expert sees need for more regulation after Equifax breach

PROVIDENCE – In the wake of a data breach at consumer credit-reporting giant Equifax, in which the private information of 143 million Americans may...
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...
DR. JOHN FROEHLICH is program director of The Miriam Hospital’s Total Joint Center, which recently received its second Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. /COURTESY LIFESPAN

Five Questions With: Dr. John Froehlich

Dr. John Froehlich is program director of the Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital, which recently earned its second Gold Seal of Approval...
DR. ILSE JENOURI is the new medical director of The Miriam Hospital’s Emergency Department. /COURTESY THE MIRIAM HOSPITAL

Miriam Hospital names new Emergency Department medical director

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital announced the appointment of Dr. Ilse Jenouri as medical director of the Emergency Department, effective July 1. She succeeds...
TECH TALK: Michael E. Katz, right, executive director of the URI Research Foundation, speaks with Andrew Grand-Pierre, licensing technology officer, URI Research Foundation. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

URI, Brown rank low in Milken’s top tech-transfer universities

In almost two years as associate vice president of intellectual property and economic development at the University of Rhode Island, Michael E. Katz said...
DR. SURENDRA SHARMA, a research scientist and professor in the department of pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is also the principal investigator for the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence that will be established at Women & Infants Hospital. /COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Five Questions With: Dr. Surendra Sharma

Dr. Surendra Sharma is principal investigator for the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence that will be established at Women & Infants Hospital, a Care...
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