Posts tagged “Duke”
Getting drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier can be a problem in treating neurological disorders, but scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School may have found a solution. They have created a molecular model of a transporter that could prove important in the development of therapeutic agents that need to be delivered to the brain.
Durham-based R65 Labs Inc., a digital health startup founded by S. Mark Williams, who previously created Modality, is seeking more than $1 million in a debt offering, according to a regulatory filing.
Teamworks, a venture launched by a former Duke University football player that provides mobile collaboration and communications software targeting athletic organizations, disclosed the amount of its multi-million dollar investment in an SEC filing.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 36 loans and grants totaling nearly $2.5 million to universities and bioscience companies during the fourth quarter of its 2015-2016 fiscal year ending June 30.
Broader adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enthusiasm for emerging technology will drive the U.S. consumer technology industry to new highs in retail and wholesale revenue as emerging tech categories push the entire industry forward,according to the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) semi-annual forecast.
A Triangle-based biotech company may have the answer to both vastly reducing the cost of new drug discovery while also significantly speeding up the process of finding successful drug candidates to fight a wide range of indications, including cancer, central nervous system disorders and heart disease.
Vivek Wadhwa, the former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author, is joining the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University in San Francisco. But he will remain involved with Duke University for a while yet.
Musicians are increasingly asking concert-goers to put the cellphones away and an inventor believes he has the solution.
Headlines about a new Duke University economic survey focus on how political worries are driving down optimism. But buried inside the report is good news for people wanting jobs - and those who have them, such as bigger pay raises. Another survey also forecasts growth in hiring.
Will our "robot overlords" someday become creative enough to make music and art humans appreciate? The folks at Moogfest from Google Brain's Magenta project say that what they're really up to is using machine learning to create new tools artists can use to enhance their own expression.
Tech briefs: A poliovirus therapy from Duke University receives "breakthrough" status from the FDA; Lenovo and SAP unveil their first joint products and solutions; Duke Energy wins approval for two solar projects; and PPD wins clinical research award.
Triangle headlines: $55M Duke Energy-Duke U. power project; Cree patent deal; LabCorp colon cancer blood test; Cree's board
In today's wrapup of Triangle related tech and life science news: Duke Energy and Duke University are collaborating on a $55 million energy project; Cree settles a patent suit; LabCorp launches a new blood test targeting colon cancer; and Cree names former Advanced Auto Parts CEO to board.
Robin Rasor, who is currently head of licensing for faculty and student discovery technology at the University of Michigan, will take a similar position at Duke University as of July 1.
The debate over North Carolina's controversial HB2 includes businesses from large to small whose CEOs are protesting its passage through public statements to delaying economic development and moving events elsewhere. And new research from Duke University finds that companies can benefit financially by being activists on issues such as gender equality as well as the environment.
Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network and the Duke Reporters' Lab will host "Tech & Check," a landmark event on March 31-April 1 at Duke University in Durham to explore ways technology can be used to make fact-checking faster and smarter.