Posts tagged “Duke”
Scientists at Duke Medicine are using transparent fish to watch in real time as Cryptococcal meningitis takes over the brain. The resulting images are worthy of a sci-fi movie teaser, but could be valuable in disrupting the real, crippling brain infection that kills more than 600,000 people worldwide each year.
Donald Trump and former tech executive Carly Fiorina are the top two presidential contenders in terms of who would be best for business, says a new survey of chief financial officers by Duke University. But none of the contenders received more than 19.4 percent of the "votes."
Chief marketing officers are betting big on mobile ads, planning to increase spending a "whopping" - to use the survey's own word - 160 percent over the next three years. Yet they are doing so despite questions about how effective mobile ads are, says a new survey from the Chief Marketing Officer survey from Duke's Fuqua Business School.
Uber lawsuit grows; pushback at Netflix over benefits; Twitter stock falters; K4Connect makes deal; Duke's drone lab
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: San Francisco broadens lawsuit against Uber; Netflix faces protests over baby benefit; Twitter's stock falters; good news for Raleigh startup K4Connect; and Duke is opening a drone lab on the coast.
Durham-based Baebies, a health-screening startup, has raised $13 million in equity financing, the company said Monday. Backers include Rex Health Ventures, Duke Angel Network, Duke University's DUMAC, and the NC Biotechnology Center.
One nursing student's desire to be able to Skype in on a nursing education moment, sparked an idea with three Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) educators. The trio worked together to use telepresence robots made by a Californian firm as an instructional tool for high fidelity or life-like clinical simulations.
AT&T, the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) and four prestigious North Carolina colleges and universities plan to create a community enablement panel to identify new opportunities when broadband becomes available. The move follows AT&T's launch of U-verse with its GigaPower high speed Internet service in the region, which debuts in Durham on Monday (July 20).
Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked among the top 50 universities for the number of utility patents issued in 2014, according to the report on the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents. UNC-CH ranked 46 and Duke 47. Wake Forest made the top 100 list at 93.
In a series of experiments that sound as if they came straight out of a science fiction story, neuroscientists at Duke University have "linked" the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys and in another experiment, those of four rats and had them perform simple computing tasks - even predicting the weather.
New innovation fund; NC bill could hurt recycling; Time Warner sued; Syska Hennessy coming to Raleigh
In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Mayors, Walmart Foundation launch second manufacturing innovation fund. new NC bill could endanger TV/computer recyling efforts; videos help heart patients recover; Syska Hennessy Group opening new Raleigh office, Time Warner sued over robocalls.
In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Square 1 Bank participates in $5M Emma funding; NC counties with the most investments; Apple's Tim Cook new Duke University Trustee; Target installing solar on Triangle store rooftops, Atlanta's Noro-Moseley adds $6M to its fund.
There's good news for workers wanting raises as well as for people seeking work in a new survey from Duke University and CFO Magazine: Companies are hiring more full-time workers and outsourcing less. Meanwhile, wages are expected to rise more 3 percent.
Security firm McAfee reports that there are 387 new "security threats" every minute - and corporate America isn't keeping up its defenses against hackers as executives confess in a survey from Duke University.
Bioptigen, the 2004 Duke University spinout which makes specialized high-resolution imaging devices for non-invasive diagnoses of eye diseases and other medical applications, has reached agreement to be purchased by German powerhouse Leica Microsystems.
A "North Carolina Venture Lab'" focusing on entrepreneurial education is one of eight projects receiving grants of as much as $93,000 through the new Kenan Creative Collaboratory across four North Carolina institutions.