A report released yesterday by the U.S. Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense identified “serious gaps and inadequacies that continue to leave the nation vulnerable to biothreats.” The report on the state of national biodefense calls for a dramatic change in the government’s approach to biodefense and pandemic preparedness, including the development of technologies that […]
Standing on the edge of Schoolhouse Pond in Charlestown, Chris Roman and Marcella Thompson watched as an unmanned kayak traveled back and forth across the pond in a series of calculated switchbacks. When it had completed its mission, the vessel returned to its starting point where the two University of Rhode Island researchers were waiting.
URI researcher says class of cranberry carbohydrates could improve treatment of urinary tract infections
A University of Rhode Island researcher and his team in the College of Pharmacy have found that a class of complex carbohydrates could enhance treatment of urinary tract infections. Biomedical Science Professor David Rowley’s findings appear in a recent issue of the Journal of Functional Foods, which is published by the International Society for Nutraceuticals and […]
A University of Rhode Island engineering professor has been awarded a three-year, $282,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a system of intelligent robots that can help direct or lead people to appropriate exits if an emergency evacuation is necessary.
A University of Rhode Island biologist has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the genetics of three groups of parasites and single-celled organisms to help scientists complete a detailed tree of life of Earth’s living organisms.
University of Rhode Island engineers are hoping that the first stages of construction of the Deepwater Wind offshore wind farm will answer what one researcher calls “the most interesting scientific question” raised by such a project. And the answer has implications for the health of marine life.
Scott McWilliams spent two weeks in August at the edge of Hudson Bay in the Canadian Arctic capturing snow geese as part of a long-term population study. But as he did so, he was always looking over his shoulder. That’s because the University of Rhode Island scientist’s study site on La Perouse Bay abuts the town […]
He wears a plain white priest’s cassock instead of papal robes, lives in a small apartment outside the Vatican and takes the bus. Oh, and he wears clunky orthopedic shoes instead of the traditional papal red slippers. Pope Francis strives to lead a simple life so it’s no surprise, says a University of Rhode Island history […]
Johann Becker’s first day of shark fishing last month was a challenge. The seas were rough and most of the people aboard were seasick – Becker included – which made it difficult to impress the National Geographic and NBC10 film crews that joined the expedition. And when the University of Rhode Island junior finally caught his […]
Steven Mathews’ first trip on his own outside of Rhode Island gave him the opportunity to meet people who work in outer space. Mathews, a University of Rhode Island doctor of pharmacy student, traveled with Bongsup Cho, professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Pharmacy, to Bates College to present a poster describing three-dimensional modeling […]