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PROVIDENCE – One of the many challenges involved in spine surgery for children is placing screws in very small places. Now, orthopedic surgeons at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital have a new guidance system to help them in this task. more
A group of Brown University scientists hopes it has uncovered a climate-change-fighting breakthrough hiding in gold dust. more
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
Using a $15 million gift from a prominent alumnus whose father suffered from a stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, the University of Rhode Island is establishing a neuroscience research institute. The George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at URI will be dedicated to research in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative and neurological diseases, URI President David M. Dooley told the Providence Business News. more
It isn’t just athletes who get concussions. People can get them from car accidents, slipping on the ice, or any number of reasons, leaving them with brain injuries that can take months and even years, in some cases, to heal. 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
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
PROVIDENCE – Parents of children suffering from pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with strep (PANDAS), also referred to as pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS), will be gathering here in November for a conference. more
PROVIDENCE – Brown University researchers who developed BrainGate, a brain-computer interface that could help restore independence to people with paralysis, were awarded the $1 million Moshe Mirilashvili Memorial Fund B.R.A.I.N. Prize. more
Home & Hospice care board member and Brown University professor talks about his research and how the field of hospice and palliative care has changed over the course of his career. more
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