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Dr. Robert Califf, one of the nation's leading medical researchers, joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.
(Note: This story has been corrected.) Several university teams and one high school team took home $100,000 in prizes from an innovation contest put on by the Emerging Issues Forum. Top prize went to a team at Carolina.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning Yik Yak, a smartphone app that some say encourages hate speech, but other schools say free speech among students needs to be promoted.
Regado Biosciences, a spin-out of Duke University based in new Jersey with a lab in the Triangle, is merging with a San Francisco biotech. Regado has lost most of its value after the FDA halted a trial of its blood clotting candidate.
North Carolina is on the forefront of preparation for a potential Ebola crisis as well as helping fight global outbreaks of the dreaded disease, said representatives from the state and national government, the Triangle health care profession, and Triangle private industry at Monday's Ebola Conference at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
AT&T is formally announcing deployment of its ultra-fast Internet service known as GigaPower in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Winston-Salem today as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. Durham will be added later.
North Carolina AT&T President Venessa Harrison says the company will "continue working" with the ultra-fast North Carolina Next Generation Network project even though the telecommunications giant has put a "pause" on fiber projects. NCNGN also reaffirms its commitment to AT&T.
Duke No. 1, UNC 12, NCSU 54 in MBA ranking; Yahoo's $640M buy; AT&T drops 4G in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings due; Microsoft drops Nokia name
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Duke rules the roost in MBA rankings but UNC and NCSU rise, too; Yahoo buys BrightRoll for $640M; AT&T drops plans for in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings are due today; and Microsoft drops Nokia name from phones.
President Obama's BRAIN Initiative - Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies - second year kickoff includes three RTP connections: Funding from GlaxoSmithKline and research grants for teams at UNC-Chapel Hill as well as Duke.
A few weeks ago, I entered a classroom filled with a very unlikely group of Duke students. There were intellectuals pursuing vastly different interests--Pratt School of Engineering students, literature enthusiasts, Econ stars, global health/political science double majors. But even though the textbooks we carried couldn't have been more dissimilar, we gathered for one singular purpose: how can we further Duke's mission of knowledge in the service of society, and how will the new Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Certificate help us do that?
Duke students eye XPrize; Tesla picks Nevada; CommScope's in-building advance; Yelp can manipulate results; Obama hires Google, Twitter execs
In today's Bulldog wrapup of the latest technology news: Duke students aim for an Xprize; Tesla picks Nevada for huge battery plant; CommScope moves forward with new in-building wireless product; Yelp can manipulate results, judge rules; and President Obama hires Google, Twitter execs.
The Duke award enables cell therapy expert Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D., and leading autism authority Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, to pioneer new treatment approaches and cell-based therapies that could potentially benefit many autism patients.
Don't be surprised if you are a Triangle resident - even in Durham, a non-AT&T market in the old telco days - and you see an AT&T crew touting "Gigapower" logos on shirts or trucks in the near future. The telecommunications giant is wasting no time in rolling out a fiber-optic network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. With all six cities involved now on board, AT&T is moving fast - the old Ma Bell knows that Google could be a threat. So, too, is RST Fiber which has already targeted Wake Forest for testing. Watch out, folks, fiber is coming quickly.
When the Town of Carrboro inked its agreement with AT&T for deployment of a fiber network, the North Carolina Next Generation Network's goal of bringing ultrafast Internet service took a huge step toward network workout. The next big date: Oct. 1 as NCNGN and partners identify where they want AT&T to provide free net access. But Google Fiber remains an option. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the details.
New technologies including wearable monitors will offer up an abundance of new information - big data - that will transform how patients view and even participate in their own care health care, a Duke study says.
A pouch the size of a fast-food tomato ketchup packet may soon be saving the lives of children born to HIV infected mothers in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to an award-winning project by students at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering.
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- McDonald's chicken gets new standard: No human antibiotics
- WHO to begin large-scale testing of Ebola vaccine in Guinea
- Size matters: Phones as big as they can get for easy use
- Airlines are at it again, changing frequent-flier programs