Young Investigator

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 […]

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  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 […]

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Inflammation Connection

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 […]

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Brain Health

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 […]

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Why support the Ryan Institute?

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, […]

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Brain Fair

Save the date for the 3rd annual Brain Fair: Saturday, March 16, 2019. Details and registration coming soon! This year’s event will be even bigger and better in an expanded space. We’ll feature brain talks on topics from the science of dreaming to the latest on Alzheimer’s disease, plus educational activities for all ages, special […]

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Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry

  The Ryan Institute has partnered with the national Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry  in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.   How do I join the registry? It’s easy and free. Visit the registry home page at Why should I sign up? When you sign up for the registry, you’ll receive Alzheimer’s news and research updates, as […]

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