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Origami-Inspired Device Enables Easy Capture, Release of Delicate Underwater Organisms  

The open ocean is the largest and least explored environment on Earth, estimated to hold up to a million species that have yet to be described. However, many of those organisms are soft-bodied — like jellyfish, squid, and octopus — and are...
19-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: ADHD drugs do not improve cognition in healthy college students

Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair functioning, according to a study by researchers at the...
19-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI-Led Consortium Selected to Operate New Research Ship to Replace R/V Endeavor

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, led by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, to operate a new oceanographic research ship, one of only three such vessels in...
12-Jul-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI Drug Study Produces ‘Promising Therapy’ for Alcohol Abuse

Researchers are testing the safety and efficacy of a drug originally developed by Pfizer to treat obesity and diabetes that blocks gherlin, known as the hunger hormone. In those with alcohol use disorder, higher concentrations of ghrelin are...
28-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI researcher, team members discover volcanic heat source under major Antarctic glacier

The discovery and other findings, which are critical to understanding the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, of which the Pine Island Glacier is a part, are published in the paper, “Evidence of an active volcanic heat source beneath the...
22-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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URI leads new coastal fisheries project in the Philippines with $25 million federal grant

The Philippines is one of the largest fish producing nations in the world, employing millions and feeding the planet. Yet the industry is in peril, largely due to destructive fishing practices, typhoons and coastal degradation.
3-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
22-Mar-2018 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

URI Police Train Community to Respond to Active Shooter

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.
16-Mar-2018 12:05 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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