VIEWS Taking Stock This is the time to push harder in our research into under-explored factors. OVER THE SUMMER, you may have seen speculative headlines and even stock market frenzy surrounding some of the findings presented at the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. While there were encouraging results and new reasons to be positive, […]Continue reading "Taking stock"
IN THE LAB Young Investigator Q&A: Jaclyn Iannucci Neuroscience graduate student Jackie Iannucci is looking into the role of microglial cells in Alzheimer’s disease. THINK OF MICROGLIA AS ROVING VACUUMS, the scavengers that eat up harmful debris in the brain. Normally, they help keep the brain healthy. But research by Ryan Institute Executive Director […]Continue reading "Young Investigator"
INNOVATION New Wave MARCH 2018 URI-based biotech startup EPhysBio takes a closer look at brain activity to fill a critical gap in drug discovery. TEN YEARS AGO, MARGARET LEVIN was working to develop a drug to treat schizophrenia when she needed to come up with a better way to investigate and analyze brain […]Continue reading
Biotech startup EPhysBio recently marked its one-year anniversary at URI. It is the second private-public partnership the Ryan Institute has helped to foster at URI, establishing a new drug discovery model in Rhode Island.Continue reading "Spotlight on EPhysBio in ConvergenceRI"
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BRAIN HEALTH • JUNE 2018 The Inflammation Connection W. Sue T. Griffin, Ph.D. was a young researcher when she identified a surprising similarity between the cells in the immune system and in the brain. Thirty-five years later, she has helped transform what we know about neuroinflammation–and what we can do to prevent it. SUE GRIFFIN […]Continue reading "Inflammation Connection"
BRAIN HEALTH Better Foods for Thought Navindra Seeram, Ph.D. on training your gut to get the most out of your diet, eating a rainbow, and making food your medicine. There are more than 100 trillion bacteria in your gut, says Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Navindra Seeram—and they help determine how you respond to […]Continue reading "Brain Health"
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College students without ADHD are increasingly using them as “study drugs” in the hopes of boosting memory and learning. A new study looks at the trend.Continue reading "Prescription “Study Drugs” Do Not Improve Cognition in Students Without ADHD"
Our research into under-explored factors in brain health depends on the generous individuals who support our work and mission. Private gifts are especially critical to fund early-stage research and scientific innovation that build a foundation for federal and corporate grants. If you would like to learn more about how you can make this research possible, […]Continue reading "Why support the Ryan Institute?"