Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

Updated April 27

Premium Lock NC Biz Wire, PACES team, Google Fiber advocate land WRAL TechWire Editor's Choice Awards

A UNC-Chapel Hill team of aspiring business journalists led by a veteran reporter and editor, three of the people who are among the major reasons why crowdfunding is now the law in North Carolina, and a pointman for Google Fiber's efforts to bring broadband to underserved communities are the recipients of WRAL TechWire's Editor Choice Awards.

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April 25

Premium Lock UNC-CH, Russian scientists team up to create bio shield against nerve gas, pesticides

Bioterror     A US-Russian collaborative effort leads to a potential treatment could protect against sarin gas and VX before exposure.

April 24

Premium Lock Guest opinion: 'Our cancer centers need Congress to pass robust NIH budget'

Cancer research  The directors of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke Cancer Institute and Wake Forest Cancer Center have jointly written an open letter to Congress calling for what they call a "robust" National Institutes of Health budget.

April 21

Premium Lock UNC, Duke part of $3.2M project to develop better Zika virus test

Mosquitos that carry Zika Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and Duke are part of a project that has received a $3.2 million federal grant to develop a test for the Zika virus they hope will provide accurate results for a wide range of time between when an individual is potentially exposed to when he or she is tested for the virus.

April 20

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awards $1.6M in Q3 loans and grants

N.C. Biotech Center's tower The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 14 loans and grants totaling $1.6 million to companies, universities and other bioscience entities in the third quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending March 31.

February 6

Premium Lock UNC researchers report 'stunning advance' in fighting brain cancer

Cancer research  UNC-Chapel Hill researchers say they have reached critical milestone for treating brain cancer.

Updated February 1

Premium Lock NSF funding shows North Carolina emerging as a nanotech hotbed

To some it might seem surprising that four of the 23 universities named as sites and awarded grants under the National Science Foundation's National Nanotechnology Coordinating Infrastructure Program were in North Carolina. Here's why it's not a surprise to those who follow nanotech developments.

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January 23

Premium Lock UNC, NCSU researchers arm platelets to deliver cancer immunotherapy

Cancer research  UNC, NCSU biomedical engineering research team's findings show that engineered platelets can deliver antibodies to kill cancer cells before they can grow or spread elsewhere in the body.

January 17

Premium Lock UNC, consortium to explore genome sequencing for newborns

DNA        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.

January 16

Premium Lock Carolina Angel Network launches, led by UNC professor/investor/entrepreneur

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.

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January 13

Premium Lock Remembering Oliver Smithies, a kind gentleman and Nobel Laureate

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.

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December 15, 2016

Premium Lock 2016 Roundup: NC Biotech sector continued to grow

Biotech      North Carolina's life science sector registered another year of robust growth in 2016. The NC Biotech Center offers this roundup of expansions, mergers, and deals in the state biotech industry.

Updated December 8, 2016

Premium Lock UNC growing North Carolina Business News Wire effort

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.

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November 15, 2016

Premium Lock UNC-Chapel Hill files for updated medical training patent

North Carolina Business News Wire ​UNC-Chapel Hill has applied for a patent for a modular staged simulator and a process of simulating medical trauma for training and certification purposes.

October 25, 2016

Premium Lock UNC executive to lead Institute for Emerging Issues

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.

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October 19, 2016

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awarded more than $1M in loans and awards in Q1

NC Biotech Center 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.

September 2, 2016

Premium Lock A Labor Day salute to the talented UNC staff for NC Biz News Wire

NC Business News Wire  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.

August 22, 2016

Premium Lock RTP's curasan sees growth in bones for regenerative medicine firm

Shane Ray, curasan Inc. president Veteran health care entrepreneur Shane Ray has skin in the tissue regeneration game and he sees growth in bones for RTP-based curasan.

August 4, 2016

Premium Lock From virtual startup to a $645M reality: The Bamboo Therapeutics story

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.

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July 22, 2016

Premium Lock MCNC revenue grows, sets goal of all time high broadband connectivity

MCNC 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.

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