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Are you ready to explore baby's genome? UNC clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.
UNC-Chapel Hill has formally launched its Carolina Angel Network, pledging some $2 million to match angel investments made into UNC-related startups. A UNC professor, investor and entrepreneur, leads the fund.
I was sad when I heard that Oliver Smithies had died on Tuesday. I felt a deep admiration for this man. And I know everyone who had the good fortune to meet him shares this recognition of loss.
BREAKING NEWS! UNC Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism is expanding its North Carolina Business News Wire effort to Maryland, adding more students, and increasing the number of stories under the direction of business journalism professor Chris Roush.
Leslie Boney III, vice president of international, community and economic engagement for the University of North Carolina system, has been named director of the Institute for Emerging Issues.
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.
WTW readers have no doubt noticed in the past few weeks a growing number of good stories from the North Carolina Business News Wire staff. And what better weekend to say "thank you" on behalf of WRAL TechWire while also introducing readers to a fine team of promising journalists at UNC-Chapel Hill.
What a year 2016 has turned out to be for Chapel Hill life science startup Bamboo Therapeutics. From a Papal blessing in January to a $50 million capital fund raise in February to the $150 million acquisition announced Monday (and up to $495 million more to come). NC Biotech Writer Barry Teater writes about the deal and provides the backstory on Bamboo's history.
MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), says that as it starts a new fiscal year with growing revenue and employee base it is ready to bring broadband connectivity levels in the state to all-time highs.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 36 loans and grants totaling nearly $2.5 million to universities and bioscience companies during the fourth quarter of its 2015-2016 fiscal year ending June 30.
What is the next step in virtual reality technology? It's "mixed reality," the merger of virtual reality with the real world, according to R. Benjamin Knapp, PhD, director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech during the "How Close Can We Get to a Holodeck event at Moog fest Friday morning.
The medal has been delivered - Dr. Joseph DeSimone is one happy man. The inventor, professor, entrepreneur received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama on Thursday in a White House ceremony, and his response when asked beforehand if he was excited he replied: "Are you kidding me? THRILLED!" By the way, he also had some ideas on innovation to share with the President. Later, he tweets: "Wow. Humbling."
In a wrapup of technology and life science news being reported by Triangle media outlets: TransEnterix cuts jobs after FDA rejects robot; G1 Therapeutics adds to a big fundraiser; and a look at the joint UNC-NCSU biomedical engineering effort.
A team of UNC seniors wins the annual startup pitch competition at UNC-Chapel Hill and $10,000 with their Unisource app. ExitEvent's Edgar Walker reports.
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