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BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced that Nanobiotix, a clinical-stage nano-medicine company pioneering new approaches for the local treatment of cancer, will open its first U.S. office in the Massachusetts capital, according to a statement from his office. more
Vinka Oyanedel-Craver is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Rhode Island. She has also published more than a dozen articles on the chemical and biological processes used for sustainable water and wastewater purification, as well as collaborated on several projects. Most recently, she is working with Jordanian researchers to improve desalination technology. She has been working on embedding silver nanoparticles into the membranes used in current systems. The nanoparticles will slow bacteria growth and reduce contamination, as well as maintenance because operations will no longer need to be shut down to clean the machines. The yearlong collaboration (which began in 2014) between several Jordanian and U.S. researchers is backed by a $314,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development and a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Oyanedel-Craver holds a Ph.D. from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and a B.S. and an M.S. from the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. more
PROVIDENCE – Brad Marston, professor of physics at Brown University, will use a $75,000 grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative for research on nuclear-waste disposal. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers 10 doctoral programs and has up to three new doctoral degrees in the pipeline, as it positions itself to become the only nationally recognized doctoral research university in the state south of Boston. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s announcement that it is looking to be recognized as a doctoral research university is far more than a feather in the cap of the school’s administrators. It is essential if southern New England is to raise itself out of the economic doldrums. more
Researchers from The Miriam Hospital recently published their study on the effects of smoking during pregnancy and its impact on the stress response in newborn babies. more
The biosciences comprise a burgeoning industry and important opportunity for Rhode Island. The state’s bioscience industry employs 4,602 bioscience professionals and has a total employment impact of an additional 11,847 workers. On a national and global scale, Rhode Island bioscience companies and professionals participate in the industry’s five primary sectors: drugs and pharmaceuticals; medical devices and equipment; research, testing, and medical laboratories; agricultural feedstock and chemicals; and bioscience-related distribution. more
PROVIDENCE – Brown University neurosurgery assistant professor Dr. Wael Asaad has won a $486,000 award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to study the neuroscience of Parkinson’s disease. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Hospital is one of the first hospitals in New England to use the smallest cardiac monitor available. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Biologists from the University of Rhode Island and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management are researching the population and movement patterns of black bears living in Rhode Island. more
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