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University of Rhode Island Researcher Leads Team Revising Neck Pain Guidelines

In addition to refining treatment recommendations and reorganizing information to be presented in a more user-friendly format, the team expanded the guidelines, last updated in 2008, to include information on screening, evaluation, diagnosis and...
3-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Rhode Island Nursing Professor Examines “Obamacare” Ramifications

“What’s at Stake in U.S. Health Reform: A Guide to the Affordable Care Act and Value-Based Care” delineates possible financial and patient care impacts of changes to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as...
27-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Rhode Island-Led Program First in Nation to Provide Treatment From Pharmacists That Could Prevent Lyme Disease

Pharmacists can dispense doxycycline without a doctor's order on site in their pharmacies to eligible customers who have had a tick bite. The protocol is only effective as prophylaxis against Lyme disease, not other tick-borne illnesses.
19-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Rhode Island Group Takes Holistic Look at Lifestyle and Dementia

Faculty, staff and graduate students are taking on one of society’s most vexing health challenges: how to prevent or slow the onset of dementia through changes in diet and exercise. And what sets the Lifestyle Interventions Group apart is its...
28-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Toy Cars Modified by University of Rhode Island Students Deliver Fun, Physical Benefits

Lil’ Rhody Riders provides mobility, freedom and plain-old fun to children with disabilities by modifying toy cars so they can operate them. Physical therapy and engineering students work together to build the cars, that also provide therapeutic...
15-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Partnering for Innovation

CoreMechanics defines CoreForm as a wearable exercise product to prevent and stabilize musculoskeletal injury. The expertise needed to refine the device and measure its effectiveness is found within several disciplines at URI.
15-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Rhode Island Graduate Students Launch Pharmaceutical Company

The Ph.D. students say Alcinous Pharmaceuticals uses computational software available free on the Internet to sort through 40 million possible drug-binding targets.
12-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Rhode Island Pioneers Research Into Movement, Learning, Language

Kinesthetic classrooms are not new, but the URI project is breaking new ground by measuring language patterns and usage in the context of movement. No other school is studying a kinesthetic classroom in a controlled manner, and no other school is...
12-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI Professor Examines Effects of Climate Change on Coral Reefs, Shellfish

Professor is studying how a variety of marine organisms are responding to changes in their environment. Focusing on reef-building corals and other shelled creatures that are threatened by increasing temperatures and ocean acidification, she is...
20-Feb-2017 7:05 PM EST

Project Pumpkin: Professor and Students Harvest 17 New and Experimental Varieties of Pumpkins

URI Professor harvests student enthusiasm with hands-on research.
27-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT

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