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Articles by Steven Michael (49)

Science & Research

U. researchers extend life of pancreatic cells

April 24, 2013 1 comment

New pancreatic cells may allow doctors to treat diabetes patients with a single transplant.

The General Assembly originally received an F grade which was changed to a D after Assembly staff members corrected a mistake in the evaluation.


R.I. General Assembly receives poor marks on transparency

April 4, 2013 Comments are Disabled

A nonprofit group gave the legislature a ‘D’ grade, citing the difficulty of finding legislative data.

Science & Research

Drug expected to cure sepsis fails phase three trial

March 22, 2013 1 comment

The failure of a promising drug, Eritoran, disproves the most recent hypothesis for the cause of sepsis.

Science & Research

Visiting scholar links Buddhism and physics

March 8, 2013 9 comments

The lecture focused on the fields’ shared aspects, like mindfulness, time and ambiguity.

Science & Research

Famous schizophrenic patient reevaluated

February 8, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Schreber’s account of his own schizophrenia continues to be a source of psychoanalytic study.

Study examines development of perception of morality

Science & Research

Study examines development of perception of morality

February 1, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Cushman’s new research reveals moral judgements change with age.


‘Green Can’ cuts on trash to save cash

December 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

In the two months since Providence implemented a single-stream recycling system, the city’s recycling rate has climbed from 15 percent to over 20 percent, said Sheila Dormody, Providence director of sustainability.

University News

Show urges students to ‘speak about’ sex

November 29, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Through a mixture of short monologues, anecdotes and skits, the cast of “Speak About It” engaged students and faculty in conversations about relationships, sex, consent, boundaries and sexual assault in Salomon 101 Tuesday night.


For-profit chain acquires R.I. hospital

October 17, 2012 1 comment

Prime Healthcare Services, a for-profit California hospital chain, gained court approval Oct. 9 for an asset purchase agreement to buy Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. The acquisition came after Massachusetts-based Steward Health Care System pulled out of an agreement to buy the struggling independent hospital, underscoring a national trend of hospital consolidation.