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Inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs and startups have a new resource from which to draw a variety of support, including funding. It's the Technology Commercialization Center at UNC, launching with $2.2 million in funding.
College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that's only if they aren't using Facebook to compare their bodies to their friends' bodies, according to the authors of a surprising new study at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
A group made up of students and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive a $150,000 grant to develop a project to help track political speeches on the campaign trail.
Arcato Labs, a Durham startup, is taking a new route raising growth capital to commercialize a product that reduces the discomfort of braces. It plans to raise $1 million to $1.5 million through new rules allowing the public solicitation of investors.
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.
A federal grant will fund a new post doctorate training program in cancer nanotechnology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The National Institute of Health grant of $1.8 million creates a postdoctoral training program within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy's Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery.
Now here's an unusual research finding: chief financial officers who pen large signatures on corporate financial statements are "More willing to exploit others and bend the truth in their favor." So says a working paper from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business co-authored by two University of North Carolina professors.
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.
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in an attempt to find a cure for AIDS. The two will form a new company called Qura Therapeutics and will launch an "HIV Cure Center" in Chapel Hill. GSK is committing $20 million over the next five years to fund the project.
A $50,000 startup loan from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center has helped a young Chapel Hill pharmaceutical developer, Spyryx Biosciences, secure an $18 million Series A investment from a venture capital syndicate.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tops the list of overall business & management graduate programs in the United States, according to the annual Spring Graduate Program Rankings based on student rankings and reviews on graduateprograms.com.
UNC's annual event paves the way for a center of sports business and analytics in the Triangle, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
AT&T's Foundation is making a $33,000 to a PC and Internet training program in Raleigh as part of the launch for ultra-fast Internet access known as the North Carolina Next Generation Network. The City of Raleigh's "Digital Connectors" program is receiving the money.
The North Carolina Next Generation Network formally launches on Saturday at a community center in Raleigh. AT&T is building the network across the Triangle and parts of the Triad in partnership with several municipalities and four universities.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation took a major role in trying to find a vaccine to treat Ebola, even providing funding to Durham-based Chimerix. Now, Bill Gates is warning that the world must prepare for future epidemics. If we are smart, we will listen and learn from what's happened from an outbreak that has killed some 10,000 people.
The Broadband Report: This multi-million dollar investment by North Carolina and the UNC system will change the way businesses, government agencies and universities think about data and use data to solve problems in North Carolina.