alzheimers http://ripr.org en Do You Want To Know If You're At Risk For Alzheimer's? http://ripr.org/post/do-you-want-know-if-youre-risk-alzheimers <p>And if you were, would you want to know?</p><p>That's the ethical dilemma researchers at Butler Hospital and about 60 other sites nationwide will be grappling with as they recruit participants for a new clinical trial.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:46:56 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 34882 at http://ripr.org Butler Kicks Off Alzheimer's Prevention Drug Trial http://ripr.org/post/butler-kicks-alzheimers-prevention-drug-trial <p>Researchers at Butler Hospital in Providence have kicked off a nationwide trial of a drug they hope will help prevent Alzheimer's. The trial marks a shift in Alzheimer's research.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:20:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 34881 at http://ripr.org Butler Kicks Off Alzheimer's Prevention Drug Trial 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? URI Unveils $15M Brain Research Center http://ripr.org/post/uri-unveils-15m-brain-research-center <p>The University of Rhode Island plans to unveil a new neuroscience research institute, thanks to the single largest private donation in university history. The institute will add to the Ocean State’s growing expertise in brain science.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24773 at http://ripr.org URI Unveils $15M Brain Research Center Putting The State Alzheimers Plan To Work http://ripr.org/post/putting-state-alzheimers-plan-work <p>I spoke with Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts this afternoon about her work on the state Alzheimers plan, what she calls a "living document" meant to guide&nbsp; and coordinate Rhode Island's efforts to care for those with Alzheimers and those who care for them.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:39:33 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24090 at http://ripr.org Putting The State Alzheimers Plan To Work