Jessie Boukarim

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Photo by Sarah Vincii |CIGAR| Master Gardener Program offers presentations and education regarding horticulture and garden management. You don’t need to have a green thumb to grow your own plants or start gardening. The University of Rhode Island’s Master Gardener Program offers free educational presentations open to the public. The program...
“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional,” a quote by American author M. Kathleen Casey Roughly a 100 years ago, physicians considered pain as essential for healing. Recently, pain has become recognized in the healthcare system and is now focused on when managing or curing disease. Generally, over 50 million...

Under the sea

Photos courtesy of Julye Newman URI professor makes new discoveries in hydrothermal vents Imagine being underwater in the dark, deep sea with pressures so strong our 206 bones would be crushed. While humans haven’t adapted to surviving in the deep ocean, other animals’ vision has evolved to see and some are...
URI professor researches the effects certain plants have on the body Photos by Jessie Boukarim|CIGAR| Being aware of what you put in your body has a tremendous effect on your health. Aside from being rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers, plants contain phytonutrients. These are special nutrients found within plants that...
Photo by Autumn Walter | Rhode Island Food Bank is working to supply health, sustainable options at Food Center. Everyone relies on food for it is essential for survival, but how often is attention given to the growers, farmers, producers and distributors? Projected to open in the summer of 2018, the...
Written by: Lianna Blakeman and Jessie Boukarim                  News Editor and Contributing News Reporter The University of Rhode Island researchers have accumulated millions of dollars in grant money to fund their project, but not all of that money goes directly towards their research. “Grants...

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