We have all seen the reports indicating links between dietary choices and risks of developing certain life-threatening illnesses. A recent study found that poor diet is a factor in one of five deaths around the world, and a 2010 report implicated diet in the deaths of nearly 700,000 Americans.
Imagine a onesie for newborns that can treat jaundice, a water bottle that prevents dehydration in the elderly or socks that keep the blood flowing in people with diabetes.
A University of Rhode Island scientist who studies the invasive plant Phragmites was part of an international research team that found that the most significant factor in determining whether a plant will become invasive is the size of its genome.
Elin Torell first heard about women in Tanzania exchanging their bodies for a supply of fish when she was researching small fisheries in East Africa. It’s called “sex for fish,” or, in some countries, “jaboya.”
The Champlin Foundation, one of the oldest philanthropic organizations in Rhode Island, has awarded four grants totaling $623,460 to the University of Rhode Island for tools and technologies that support educational goals across the institution.
A University of Rhode Island doctoral student who surveyed the state for freshwater turtles and studied their habitat preferences found that the once-common spotted turtle is in trouble, due largely to habitat disturbance.
URI College of Pharmacy faculty members have secured more than $3.7 million in research grants in the last half of 2017, funding multiple research projects on diverse topics ranging from cerebral palsy, to environmental toxins, to Alzheimer’s Disease, to DNA mutation and repair. The following pharmacy professors have recently received funding for their various studies:
Every year, less than .1 percent of the 400,000-plus members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, are selected to become fellows—the organization’s highest membership honor.
The boy looked at his new arm and grinned. How does that big thing work? What’s with the wires? Circuit boards?
URI environmental initiatives in Indonesia provide faculty expertise, student exchanges, sustainability research
When John Kirby was hired as dean of the University of Rhode Island’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences in 2010, he made it clear that he wanted to establish long-term relationships with several developing nations around the world where the college could lend its expertise.