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By Patricia Daddona PBN Staff Writer Posted 4/24/14 A biologist and theologian at Providence College has been awarded a major national health grant to support research of a gene linked to several human cancers. The Rev. Dr. Nicanor Austriaco, a priest with the Order of Preachers and an associate professor of biology, will receive a $257,049 grant in May from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute for General Medical Sciences to support a project titled, "Genetic Dissection of Yeast Bax Inhibitor Function in UPR and Calcium Signaling." The grant runs through April 2017.
By PBN Staff Posted 4/24/14 Judges for this year's Rhode Island Business Plan Competition have narrowed the field of competitors to seven who will compete as finalists in the 2014 contest.
By PBN Staff Posted 4/24/14 Forty-two Rhode Island restaurants, tourist attractions, historic sites, hotels and local businesses were named 2014 Editors' Choice winners in the Yankee Magazine Special Travel Guide's "Best of New England" section. Featured in the May/June edition of the travel guide, on newsstands April 29, the Editors' Choice winners were selected by Yankee Magazine's editors and contributors and include more than 300 establishments throughout the New England region.

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Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced the recipients of the 2014 Rhode Island Research Alliance Collaborative Research Grants. The awards, totaling $806,501 will fund seven diverse teams bringing together deep expertise in...
A New England organization that enhances production, processing, and marketing of sustainable, nutritious, humanely-raised, delicious meat selects Daniele Inc. as the New England Meat Plant Processor of the Year. The award recognizes Daniele's owners, the Dukcevich family, and the...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its board of directors is set to approve a 50-year lease that would make Greencore USA a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Greencore, a convenience food manufacturer, plans to build a 107,000-square-...

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