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