neuroscience http://ripr.org en More Promising Brain Studies In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/more-promising-brain-studies-rhode-island <p>I reported recently on the growth of brain science in Rhode Island, mentioning some of the many scientists, doctors, and institutes involved and some of the diseases they're hoping to tackle.</p><p>But of course, as with any story, I learned much more in the course of my reporting than I was able to include. Here are a few more neuroscience highlights in the Ocean State:</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:59:03 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25459 at http://ripr.org 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 Brain Activity Map Creates Buzz, But Funding Still Needed http://ripr.org/post/brain-activity-map-creates-buzz-funding-still-needed <p>Scientists in Rhode Island are waiting for word from the federal government about whether or not it will fund a huge, multi-year effort to map the brain’s activity. But, as the head of the Institute for Brain Science at Brown University says, funding or no funding, even the buzz about brain science is beneficial.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11751 at http://ripr.org Brain Activity Map Creates Buzz, But Funding Still Needed