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Article ID: 691613

URI Grad Student Uses Corn Syrup to Study Earth's Evolution

University of Rhode Island

She may be the first researcher to simulate how the syrup responds to the complete range of plate motions observed at mid-ocean ridges. Up until now, computer simulations have struggled with representing the wandering of the ridges.

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22-Mar-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691274

URI Police Train Community to Respond to Active Shooter

University of Rhode Island

The "civilian" training sessions had been in the works long before the Parkland, Fla., school shooting in February. University police already provide active shooter training for a number of municipal police departments and other universities.

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16-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 689824

URI Study Aims to Find Carcinogen Damage Before Cancer Develops

University of Rhode Island

The five-year, $2.1 million study will examine mutational spectra of environmental toxins.

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20-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689487

USDA Funds Maple Syrup Research at University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island

The study, titled “Beneficial effects of maple syrup phytochemicals against inflammation associated with metabolic syndrome,” aims to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of a polyphenol-enriched maple syrup extract in mice fed a high-fat diet and in human fat cell samples. Slitt and Seeram began studying the anti-inflammatory properties of maple syrup phytochemicals a decade ago and identified or confirmed 67 compounds in pure maple syrup that may play a key role in human health.

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13-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689081

Grant Funds URI Study of Targeted Incentives for Healthy Eating

University of Rhode Island

If the targeted incentives prove successful, the research team will explore how large organizations — from health insurers to corporate wellness programs — could incorporate healthy food choice incentives and improve the dietary habits and health outcomes of large numbers of consumers.

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6-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 688086

University of Rhode Island Campus Named to National Register of Historic Places

University of Rhode Island

URI Historic District comprises 29 acres and more than a dozen structures

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17-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 688087

Speech Analysis Technology Gives URI Students an Edge

University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island embraces LENA System

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17-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Education

Article ID: 688084

Program Helps Non-Traditional Student Chart Path to Med School

University of Rhode Island

Lack of resources, work and money issues, fail to deter student

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17-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Education

Article ID: 687566

Scientists Find That Genome Size Affects Whether Plants Become Invasive

University of Rhode Island

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.

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5-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 686230

URI Graduate School of Oceanography Scientists to Present Research at National Meeting, Dec. 11-15

University of Rhode Island

Oceanographers from the University of Rhode Island will once again present their research and posters during an international Earth science meeting this month.

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7-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST
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