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Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

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Premium Lock After papal blessing, Chapel Hill gene therapy startup raises nearly $50M

Answered prayers? Recently blessed for its work by the Pope, Bamboo Therapeutics, a recently launched life sciences venture focusing on gene therapy to treat deadly childhood neurological disorders, has raised nearly $50 million from investors. CureDuchenne Ventures LLC, a venture philanthropy organization, is among the backers.

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February 2

Gene editing: As Britain OKs research, what are the facts?

Britain's decision to allow researchers to edit the genes of human embryos -- not to create babies but to start unraveling the earliest stages of development -- is raising new questions about the ethics of this hot new technology.

A nanoscale machine targets DNA A nanoscale machine targets DNA

January 27

Premium Lock How can NC create more STEM jobs? A UNC-CH exec offers insight

STEM News WalletHub published a report this week that says Raleigh ranks 14th among the nation's top 100 metro areas for STEM-related jobs. In a Q&A, WalletHub talked with Jeff Sackaroff, associated director of career services at UNC-Chapel Hill, about how areas can improve the STEM job environment and also attract more minorities as well as women.

Updated January 25

UNC-NCSU scientists' 'depots' increase drug efficacy against tumors

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a technique for creating microscopic "depots" for trapping drugs inside cancer tumors. In an animal model, these drug depots were 10 times more effective at shrinking tumors than the use of the same drugs without the depots.

Trapping drugs in tumors Trapping drugs in tumors

December 29, 2015

Premium Lock Chapel Hill software firm Terra Dotta raises $6M from investors

Terra Dotta, which means "learned world," has been around since 2001 and has attracted more than 450 clients around the world for its software designed to help universities manage student data. On Monday, the company disclosed its growing appeal to investors, raising $6 million.

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December 18, 2015

Premium Lock GSK buying HIV drug pipeline from Bristol-Myers Squibb in $1.46B deal

GSK's HQ in London             GlaxoSmithKline is boosting its own efforts to fight AIDS by agreeing to buy the HIV drug pipeline of Bristol-Myers Squibb in a deal valued at as much as $1.46 billion. In May, GSK said it would invest $20 million in a deal with UNC-Chapel Hill to develop an AIDS cure.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock Duke and UNC-CH MBA programs to host FoodCon

Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill to host FoodCon Next Tuesday, Duke's Fuqua School of Business will host the second annual FoodCon, designed to showcase latest trends in food science and agriculture.

November 24, 2015

Premium Lock Global Entrepreneurship Week: a success at UNC-Chapel Hill

Global Entrepreneurship Week wound down this weekend. After 23 events, organizers and participants reflect on the experience. Some were so excited, they produced their own teaser music video.

Tags: UNC-CH, Events
November 18, 2015

Premium Lock From Chapel Hill to Kenya: UNC Student Saves Lives With GreenChar

ExitEvent UNC student who runs GreenChar, maker of sustainable charcoal and energy-related products in Africa, headlines Global Entrepreneurship Week at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

November 6, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-Chapel Hill's RENCI and Georgia Tech to lead big data effort to solve social issues in American South

RENCI logo RENCI and Georgia Tech to partner and co-direct $10 million initiative to apply big data analysis to address and solve social issues in the American South.

October 23, 2015

Premium Lock Spellings to head UNC system, Biomedical scholars named, Charlotte, Raleigh 2,3 in Metro wage disparity

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: UNC names former Secretary of Education to head university system; UNC School of Medicine researcher get Biomedical Scholars Award; Raleigh wage inequality third in the nation. Charlotte landed at number 2. Atlanta is at Number 10.

Updated October 19, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-CH first on list of top grad programs for business & management

University graduate program rankings The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the top overall graduate school for business and management, according to Graduateprograms.com, which has released its fall 2015 rankings and UNC-CH was cited for three other programs. Duke University ranked first in three categories.

Tags: Duke, UNC-CH
Updated October 12, 2015

Premium Lock Launch Chapel Hill racks up impressive numbers

launch Chapel Hill Just two blocks off the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, Launch Chapel Hill serves as the unofficial headquarters for startup activity in Chapel Hill and Orange County. Results since its January 2013 launch include" 49 startups, 94 jobs, and $3.7 million in funding. Out partner site Exit Event provides a closer look at the accelerator.

Updated October 6, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-CH physicists worked with Nobel Prize winner

UNC-CH Physicist John Wilkerson working on neutrino experiment at a former gold mine in South Dakota. Canadian scientist Arthur B. McDonald, one of two scientists awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics, led a research project that included physicists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

October 6, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-Chapel Hill Innovation Summit set for Friday

UNC-CH The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has invited entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other thought leaders to help advance innovative solutions to local and global challenges at "Outside In: 2015 Chancellor's Innovation Summit" on Friday, Oct. 9.

October 2, 2015

Premium Lock UNC researcher teams with California firm to develop HPV test

Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, DDS, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and a professor in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC School of Dentistry. A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is working to fight a growing type of head and neck cancer by partnering with a California company to develop a rapid oral test for HPV, a virus linked to cancer.

October 2, 2015

Premium Lock UNC-CH chemistry professor wins $250K award

Joseph DeSimone Joseph M. DeSimone, chancellor's eminent professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine. He won for his invention and use of PRINT, a breakthrough technology that has been used to make advances toward the development of new cancer treatments, inhalable therapeutics and next generation vaccines for malaria, pneumonia and dengue.

Updated September 21, 2015

Premium Lock Best online management programs ranked

UNC Online business education and career guide Top Management Degrees has published a meta-ranking of the 50 best online MBA programs (hThe University of North Carolina at Chael Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School was the highest ranked NC school, coming in at number 11. Online Schools Center offers a separate listing of best online MBA programs.

Tags: NCSU, UNC-CH
September 14, 2015

Premium Lock Grant funds 4 nanotech cancer projects at UNC

Lineberger Center University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers received an $11.3 million, five-year grant to conduct multiple studies exploring the use of tiny nanoparticles to create cancer vaccines and improve cancer drug delivery and responses.

Updated September 9, 2015

Premium Lock With $4M in funding, new UNC center to explore digital media models for local news

Working at Reese News Lab  The Knight Foundation and the UNC School of Media and Journalism are teaming up for a $4 million effort to seek new digital media ideas for local news sites deal with "digital disruption."

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