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Newswise: World's most expensive spice (saffron) favors Rhode Island growing conditions according to URI researchers

World's most expensive spice (saffron) favors Rhode Island growing conditions according to URI researchers

University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. – November 6, 2019 – Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, selling for about $5,000 per pound at wholesale rates, and 90 percent of the global saffron harvest comes from Iran. But University of Rhode Island agriculture researchers have found that Ocean State farms have the potential to get a share of the market as demand for saffron in the United States grows.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Economics, Food Science, Plants, Local - Rhode Island, Middle East News,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST

'Mutation hotspot' allows common fungus to adapt to different host environments

Brown University

The fungus Candida albicans is found in the gastrointestinal tract of about half of healthy adults with little if any effect, yet it also causes an oft-fatal blood infection among patients with compromised immune systems, including those with HIV/AIDS. New research from Brown University helps show how this fungus gets the flexibility to live in these vastly different environments.

Channels: Cell Biology, Genetics, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Local - Rhode Island, All Journal News,

Released:
28-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Newswise: URI nursing study shows benefits of delayed umbilical cord clamping on brain development in healthy babies

URI nursing study shows benefits of delayed umbilical cord clamping on brain development in healthy babies

University of Rhode Island

A five-minute delay in the clamping of healthy infants’ umbilical cords results in increased iron stores and brain myelin in areas important for early-life functional development, a new University of Rhode Island nursing study has found.

Channels: Children's Health, Education, Nursing, Local - Rhode Island, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Feb-2019 9:50 AM EST
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URI history professor leading international team compiling a history of the papacy

University of Rhode Island

Joëlle Rollo-Koster, a history professor at the University of Rhode Island, is heading an international team of scholars that is creating a landmark work on the history of the papacy commissioned by Cambridge University Press.

Channels: History, Local - Rhode Island,

Released:
31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Arts and Humanities

Newswise: URI Ocean Engineering Students Use 3D Printing to Make Part at Sea

URI Ocean Engineering Students Use 3D Printing to Make Part at Sea

University of Rhode Island

Four University of Rhode Island ocean engineering students demonstrated that they not only could keep a 3D printer level while at sea, but they could replicate a piece of equipment that works as effectively as the original. Josh Allder, Grady Bolan, Sean Nagle and Allison Redington were granted this rare opportunity last semester aboard the Okeanos Explorer, a research vessel operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Channels: Engineering, Environmental Science, Technology, Local - Rhode Island,

Released:
29-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Ryan Institute at URI Receives Approval for Clinical Trial Targeting the Blood Vessels in Alzheimer’s Disease

University of Rhode Island

In a pioneering clinical trial that will attack Alzheimer’s disease by targeting inflammation in the brain’s blood vessels, researchers at the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience have received regulatory approval to initiate the BEACON Study.

Channels: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Neuro, Pharmaceuticals, Local - Rhode Island,

Released:
14-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
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URI scientists model Anak Krakatau volcano, tsunami to better prepare U.S. for future tsunamis

University of Rhode Island

The recent eruption of Anak Krakatau – which means “son of Krakatau” – is providing URI researchers Stephan Grilli and Steven Carey with a new opportunity to gain additional insights and create models that they hope will help the United States better prepare for future tsunamis.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Floods, Natural Disasters, Tsunami, Volcanoes, Local - Rhode Island,

Released:
3-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Stress from using electronic health records is linked to physician burnout

Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- While electronic health records (EHRs) improve communication and access to patient data, researchers found that stress from using EHRs is associated with burnout, particularly for primary care doctors such as pediatricians, family medicine physicians and general internists.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, Patient Safety, Technology, Mental Health, Local - Rhode Island,

Released:
5-Dec-2018 11:25 AM EST
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Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices

Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I., BOSTON, MASS. and STANFORD, CALIF. -- Tablets and other mobile computing devices are part of everyday life, but using them can be difficult for people with paralysis. New research from the BrainGate* consortium shows that a brain-computer interface (BCI) can enable people with paralysis to directly operate an off-the-shelf tablet device just by thinking about making cursor movements and clicks.

Channels: Neuro, Technology, PLOS ONE, Local - Rhode Island, All Journal News,

Released:
26-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
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R.I. Schools Offer Dual Degree in Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies

University of Rhode Island

URI Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students can apply to Johnson & Wales’ Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program after completing their fourth year of the six-year pharmacy program. Applications began in the spring.

Channels: Education, Pharmaceuticals, Local - Rhode Island,

Released:
4-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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