5 top Rhode Island neuroscience research centers teaming up

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Five top Rhode Island neuroscience research institutions are teaming up to better understand – and seek treatments for – a range of brain-centered health troubles like autism, epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury. Lifespan CEO Timothy Babineau said that true breakthroughs occur only when there’s collaboration between disciplines and institutions. Lifespan’s Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute is one of the five institutions joining forces. The other institutions include the University of Rhode Island’s George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, the Providence VA Medical Center’s Center of Excellence for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology and Brown University’s Brown Institute for Brain Science. Care New England’s psychiatry research division at Butler Hospital and its autism research unit at Women and Infants Hospital are also part of the team.…


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