Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

September 14

Premium Lock Inventor, professor, entrepreneur DeSimone receives $250,000 Heinz Award

Dr. Joseph DeSimone adds another prestigious award to a growing list of honors - this one being the Heinz Award from the Heinz Family Foundation. He calls the prize, which includes $250,000, a "humbling recognition."

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Updated September 11

Premium Lock NC caviar: Marine Bio-Tech Center drives coastal innovation (+ video)

Sturgeon caviar is the very definition of a classy and often pricey delicacy, usually imported. Now it's being farmed at North Carolina advanced technology aquaculture sites. Marine biotech is a big deal on the East Coast, with extensive university research facilities and evolving and innovative startups that offer advances in seafood production, medical advances, and even homeland security solutions.

September 6

Premium Lock Battery breakthrough? DeSimone, UNC team land patent (+ what patent means)

Master inventor Josep DeSimone and a team of researchers at UNC Chapel Hill have been awarded a patent for a new compound that could lead to more eco-friendly battery technology.

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September 1

Premium Lock UNC professors patent new cancer treatment + Patent details, bio of lead inventor

Cancer research Three UNC-Chapel Hill professors from the Eshelman School of Pharmacy received a patent for a new compound to treat childhood leukemia and other forms of cancer. Here's a look at the patent as well as a bio of the lead inventor Dr. Xiaodong Wang.

August 26

Laura Baverman: Launch Chapel Hill's exits, expansions, new space

Laura Baverman ExitEvent highlights nine new companies in Launch Chapel Hill plus the accelerator's biggest wins over four years.

August 22

Premium Lock New UNC Fellowship helps push MBA student's STEM gaming idea

Chijioge Nwogu   A UNC entrepreneurship club partners with NY-based FinTech startup CommonBond to support MBA students' startup work - and a UNC student benefits.

August 17

Premium Lock Renaissance Computing Institute lands $6M in contracts, to build web-based health platform

RENCI The Renaissance Computing Institute in Chapel Hill has landed two contracts for projects totaling just under $6 million and also says it is helping to build a new web-based health platform.

August 16

Premium Lock How a lack of business coverage is hurting our state

News coverage  Guest opinion: The decline of business news coverage in the main media outlets in the state is harming the economy. A lack of objective news and information about what's going on at businesses, particularly small, entrepreneurial companies that dominate the state, means that investors, consumers and executives often don't know what's going on.

Updated August 15

Premium Lock Report: UNC startups surging with revenue topping $10B

Innovate NC Startups linked to UNC-Chapel Hill continue to surge in number and now are responsible for more than $10 billion a year in revenue while generating thousands of jobs in the state, according to a new study.

Updated August 14

Premium Lock UNC President: Higher education needs to change

Margaret Spellings, president, University of North Carolina, said she has been reading some disturbing polling. "No one thinks the status quo in higher education is working well." And she says changes are in order.

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August 9

Premium Lock UNC, NCSU scientists target stem cell treatment for lung ailments

Scientists at the UNC-NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering are making progress toward a possible treatment of several lung ailments based on stem cells.

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July 10

Premium Lock ExitEvent: UNC autism experts' startup frees teachers to help students succeed

With 13 private and public school districts as customers, state education institutions as partners and a new NC IDEA grant, Chapel Hill education software startup EduLync is ready to scale.

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July 5

Premium Lock Kenan Trust awards $1.5M to UNC for rural health program

Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, Clinical Associate Professor in the UNC School of Nursing. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust has awarded the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $1.5 million to establish clinical experiences for health professions students in rural areas of the state, launching the UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI).

June 30

Premium Lock UNC researchers utilize 'sticky' nanoparticles in new cancer defense strategy

In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Andrew Wang, MD, report on strides made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using "sticky" nanoparticles.

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June 20

Premium Lock UNC KickStart picks three faculty startups for $89K in funding

Innovation Three faculty-led startups at UNC-Chapel Hill are moving closer to commercialization after receiving more than $89,000 in funding from the university's KickStart Venture Services program.

Updated June 20

Premium Lock UNC-NCSU spinout developing microneedle for diabetes testing raises $5.8M

Whoever might say UNC and NCSU can't work together is quite wrong. Zenomics, a UNC-NCSU spinout, is developing a microneedle transdermal patch technology for diabetes, which is able to sense blood glucose levels and respond with appropriate concentrations of insulin.

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June 19

Premium Lock NFL awards $2.6M to UNC, Wisconsin med school for concussion research

NFL The National Football League is stepping up research efforts to explore rehabilitation for athletes across multiple sports who suffer concussions, and UNC-Chapel Hill will share in a grant provided to fund the latest efforts.

June 13

Premium Lock UNC researchers report 'results .... like nothing I've seen' in postpartum depression treatment

Brain power    A phase 2 clinical study of an investigational medication for treatment of women with sever postpartum depression shows promising results. UNC-CH researchers report in an article published in the medial journal The Lancet.

June 12

Premium Lock Durham startup developing microneedle raises $2.8M

Zenomics is developing a microneedle transdermal patch technology for diabetes, which is able to sense blood glucose levels and respond with appropriate concentrations of insulin.

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June 10

Premium Lock UNC study raises questions about need for finger-stick blood tests in type 2 diabetes treatment

Diabetes   In the first large pragmatic trial of its kind in the United States, results from a UNC School of Medicine study show that checking finger-stick blood sugars may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin.

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