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A few years ago Point Judith scallop captain Michael Marchetti had a conversation with Peg Parker, the executive director of the Rhode Island-based Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation. They talked about scallop guts, or viscera, the part of the animal that every scallop boat tosses overboard as an unused byproduct, saving only the white meats that end up on dinner plates. “Michael was interested in coming up with ways to use the viscera that might benefit the fishing industry,” Parker said. more
The Rhode Island Environmental Monitoring Collaborative sees a roughly $3 million shortfall in funding in the next two state and federal budget cycles for what it views as critical monitoring operations of Narragansett Bay and its watershed. more
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor a $1.65 million grant to study a new treatment for alcoholism. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Institute for Immunology and Informatics, also known as iCubed, does not rely on the university to finance its faculty salaries, and none of its faculty are tenured, meaning that expansion of any individual investigator’s program is entirely dependent on whether they publish and win grants, said director Dr. Anne S. De Groot. Faculty members who win grants get more space and equipment and control their own funding. more
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $1.3 million to University of Rhode Island researcher Wei Lu to study the application of inorganic nanoparticles in the treatment of cancer. more
Paying a couple of thousand dollars for a student-run research study at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth can be a good deal – but not just for the business client. more
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a $148,448 grant to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth assistant professor Robert Drew to research the genetic link between stress and growth rate in rainbow trout. more
A group of Brown University scientists hopes it has uncovered a climate-change-fighting breakthrough hiding in gold dust. more
As soon as this coming spring, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management could oversee the construction and deployment of three artificial reefs in Narragansett Bay. more
A team of Brown University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers will help NASA develop scientific goals and exploration strategies for the Earth’s and Mars’ moons as part of a new research institute. more
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