Posts tagged “Duke”

April 24

Premium Lock Guest opinion: 'Our cancer centers need Congress to pass robust NIH budget'

Cancer research  The directors of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke Cancer Institute and Wake Forest Cancer Center have jointly written an open letter to Congress calling for what they call a "robust" National Institutes of Health budget.

April 21

Premium Lock UNC, Duke part of $3.2M project to develop better Zika virus test

Mosquitos that carry Zika Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and Duke are part of a project that has received a $3.2 million federal grant to develop a test for the Zika virus they hope will provide accurate results for a wide range of time between when an individual is potentially exposed to when he or she is tested for the virus.

April 20

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awards $1.6M in Q3 loans and grants

N.C. Biotech Center's tower The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 14 loans and grants totaling $1.6 million to companies, universities and other bioscience entities in the third quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending March 31.

Updated April 18

Premium Lock Duke breakthrough? 'Spray-on' memory could enable bendable digital storage

USB flash drives are already common accessories in offices and college campuses. But thanks to the rise in printable electronics, digital storage devices like these may soon be everywhere - including on our groceries, pill bottles and even clothing.

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April 14

Premium Lock Duke Law's lab could make Durham a legal tech hub

Duke Law Tech Lab While last week's Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day was the first in the nascent Duke-based accelerator's history, it signaled the start of an effort grand in both ambition and scope.

Updated March 15

Premium Lock Finance execs, Duke economist tell Trump: Stop using Twitter

Corporate financial executives have a clear message for President Trump: Cease and desist with the Twitter tweets. And a Duke economics professor agrees: "They create a lot of noise and uncertainty, which detracts from the positive things that can be accomplished."

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Updated March 15

Premium Lock Duke survey: Exec optimism at 14-year high, 'strong' hiring plans but ...

Optimism among US chief financial officers is at a 14-year high with companies planning "strong hiring and spending" this year, says a new survey from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and CFO Survey. However, they also have some concerns.

Updated March 7

Premium Lock Duke executive: Healthcare costs can be reduced

Healthcare reform Duke's Dr. Mark McClellan stresses to CED Life Science Conference the themes of sustainable healthcare reforms for better outcomes, value-based payment in healthcare and the need for better real-world evidence of treatment success.

Updated February 16

Premium Lock Duke oncology startup led by former Trimeris CEO raises $4M

Cancer research  Former Trimeris CEO Dani Bolognesi is among the leaders of an emerging oncology startup targeting brain cancer. Istari Oncology has raised nearly $4 million in new capital.

Updated February 15

Premium Lock Duke inventors' kitchen safety recipe: Internet of Things stove control, app raises $175K

We've all seen the home security commercials where customers lock the doors with a mobile app. Now two Duke inventors are taking this Internet of Things/app combo to the kitchen with remote monitoring - and the ability to turn off the heat remotely before disaster strikes. It's hot, too. Their kickstarter campaign is lighting up with buyers who have pledged more than $175,000.

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Updated February 1

Premium Lock NSF funding shows North Carolina emerging as a nanotech hotbed

To some it might seem surprising that four of the 23 universities named as sites and awarded grants under the National Science Foundation's National Nanotechnology Coordinating Infrastructure Program were in North Carolina. Here's why it's not a surprise to those who follow nanotech developments.

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Updated January 31

Premium Lock Travel ban could block Iranian researcher from Duke project

Immigration debate An Iranian researcher may not be able to assist a Duke University project to help paralyzed people walk again because of President Donald Trump's order halting travel to the U.S. from several predominantly Muslim countries.

December 19, 2016

Premium Lock Family cellphone plans: A proving ground for consumer bundling

Smartphones are everywhere, and millions of families contain their monthly costs by using a family subscription plan. What most of them don't realize is that they are part of a bundling of consumers that is new and not completely understood.

Updated December 13, 2016

Premium Lock Digital health device startup Vigor Medical Systems ready to grow

Founded by Duke University underclassmen, a digital health device startup run now by an acting CEO with 33 years experience in the medical device and life science industries, Vigor Medical Systems is ready to grow.

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December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Researchers find new pathway to treat a liver disease

Researchers have discovered a new pathway in the liver that opens the door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that affects up to 25 percent of the population and may lead to cirrhosis and eventually liver cancer or failure, and likely other liver diseases. Duke and RTP-based Metabolon Inc. participated.

New pathway may help treat non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease. New pathway may help treat non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease.

November 23, 2016

Premium Lock Top general tells Duke students: 'Light someone's fire' (+ videos)

Retired General Martin Dempsey, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells Duke students to "light someone's fire" during his address as part of Duke University's Distinguished Speaker series.

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Updated November 4, 2016

Premium Lock InnAVasc Medical infuses millions in equity

InnAVasc Medical Inc. of Durham, which is developing medical devices that provide safer vascular access for patients with kidney failure, has raised two-thirds of a multi-million dollar equity round.

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October 19, 2016

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awarded more than $1M in loans and awards in Q1

NC Biotech Center The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 17 grants and loans totaling $1,060,352 to companies, universities and nonprofit organizations across the state during the first quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending September 30.

Updated August 30, 2016

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profile: Improved Patient Outcomes, aiming for better health through behavioral science and technology

Using technology in combination with behavioral science licensed from Duke University, Raleigh startup Improved Patient Outcomes says it has developed solutions to combat non-adherence to medication by patients. Take your meds, improve your health - that's part of the message the startup will present at the CED Tech Venture conference.

August 25, 2016

Premium Lock Duke scientists find transporter that could bypass blood-brain barrier

Structural model of critical transporter that could deliver drugs directly to the brain. 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.

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