braingate http://ripr.org en Rhode Island: A Destination For Brain Science? http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-destination-brain-science <p>This month, the University of Rhode Island launched a new neuroscience research institute, where researchers will focus on fighting Alzheimer’s and other diseases. It’s the fourth such program to hang out a shingle in the state. This growing community could eventually help more Rhode Islanders battle some of the most debilitating diseases.</p><p></p><p><em>(Neurons firing)</em></p><p>This is what it <em>sounds</em> like when you <em>think</em> about opening and closing your hand.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25392 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island: A Destination For Brain Science? Brown Researchers' "BrainGate" Wins $1M Prize http://ripr.org/post/brown-researchers-braingate-wins-1m-prize <p><a href="http://www.braingate2.org/index.asp">BrainGate </a>is a research project based primarily at Brown University, but with scientist, physician, and engineer team members at Massachusetts General, Stanford University, and the Providence VA, focused on developing technologies that help people with neurologic disease or injuries regain the ability to move and communicate.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:36:50 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23233 at http://ripr.org Brown Researchers' "BrainGate" Wins $1M Prize