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February 2014

EpiVax creates recipe for novel vaccine approach to new flu strain

DR. ANNE S. DE GROOT and her team at EpiVax have come up with a novel way to produce a vaccine to combat what she fears may be a serious flu outbreak linked to a new strain of the virus in China.

-- Providence Business News



The Labs That Go Boom: The DHS Center of Excellence Destroys IEDs

Learning to stop bombmakers--even before an explosion goes off

The DHS Center of Excellence for Explosives, Mitigation and Response at the University of Rhode Island

The lab, run by chemist Jimmie Oxley and supported largely by the Department of Homeland Security, offers the most diverse explosives curriculum in the U.S. And many of the students who study there will advance to jobs on the front lines in the fight against criminals and terrorists.


Congressman Langevin Tours URI Biotech Program to Address Knowledge District Needs

Continuing his Rhode Island Skilled Economy (RISE) Tour, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) visited the Biotechnology Manufacturing Program at the University of Rhode Island's Feinstein Providence Campus where he attended a presentation on the program's role in growing the Knowledge District, a hub for research and economic development in key industries in downtown Providence's old Jewelry District. For more information view the video and press release below.



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