University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island (URI) was founded in 1893 in Kingston, Rhode Island. In the following years URI expanded to multi-campuses in Narragansett, Providence and West Greenwich. Today there are more than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Colleges of Pharmacy, Oceanography and Nursing are recognized nationally for excellence.

Address
73 Upper College Road, Kingston, Rhode Island 02881
Website
http://www.uri.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Rhode_Island

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Genetics

Researchers discover new gene that regulates body weight

Abraham Kovoor was studying a brain protein, called RGS9 2, that he had previously related to the involuntary, random and repetitive body movements that are side effects of drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia.

Neuroscience

Study shows benefits of delayed cord clamping in healthy babies

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 ...

Immunology

Study helping to repair asthma patients' lungs

A number of patients who suffer from asthma are bringing their condition under control, increasing their lung function and decreasing the frequency of asthma attacks—all without going to the doctor's office. The patients ...

Oncology & Cancer

Rare childhood disease linked to major cancer gene

A team of researchers led by a University of Rhode Island scientist has discovered an important molecular link between a rare childhood genetic disease, Fanconi anemia, and a major cancer gene called PTEN. The discovery improves ...

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