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Previous research has established a link between genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to an increased risk of developing ovarian, Fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in women. A recent publication documents the efforts of a team of researchers affiliated with the Gynecologic Oncology Group to determine if inherited genetic mutations – other than BRCA1 and BRCA2 – can also put a woman at risk of developing these diseases. more
Dennis Hilliard, director of the Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island, will be inducted into the Rhode Island Criminal Justice Hall of Fame for his service to the law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in the … more
Patrick Cappillino, chemistry/biochemistry assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, was one of three recipients to receive the 2015 Electrochemical Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship. Cappillino plans to research … more
Our company has grown from the original three to more than 20 employees over the past few years, and that makes it hard to have the kind of collegial relationship that I prefer to have, with each and every employee. To address that issue, I've taken … more
Memorial Hospital’s Roberta Goldman will use funding obtained from the University of Southern California to quantify how patients’ experiences of pain are recorded, and how those pain indices assist physicians in treating them. more
With equally strong interests in biology and visual arts, Rebecca Wojciechowicz enjoyed a quintessentially Brown undergraduate experience, parlaying the open curriculum into a dual concentration that she completed in 2014. But then she stayed to earn a master’s degree in biotechnology. more
“Heads Up! A Panel on Concussion,” will be held today as part of Rhode Island ‘s first Brain Week, which offers an array of activities and programs. Focusing on adult and youth sports injuries, the program features neurologists, sports injury prevention specialists and a special guest, former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders. The panel, which is sponsored by the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute at Rhode Island Hospital, will be held at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical Center. Refreshments will be offered at 5 p.m., and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. more
Carrie McDonough, a graduate student in the University of Rhode Island’s oceanography program, talks with Providence Business News about her popular “oceanbites” blog, which features information on oceanography research and the ocean world. Since she first posted in September 2013, she has gained more than 10,000 Twitter followers and 500 Facebook fans, and science writers and teachers in kindergarten through grade 12 use the site for educational materials and story ideas. more
When it comes to innovation, Richard G. Horan of the Providence-based Slater Technology Fund is the wind beneath the wings of biomedical and life science startups in Rhode Island. An active advocate for technological development, he oversees the … more
Rhode Island may not be ready for a new statewide composting law that goes into effect Jan. 1, with two needed food-waste-to-energy facilities yet to be built and some businesses still unsure of how to comply. The food-waste ban passed in … more
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