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Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

Updated March 31

Premium Lock Going bananas: NC Research Campus spurs leading edge food, nutrition research

Special Report: Need quick energy? Eat a banana - it's as good as a commercially developed energy drink that cost millions to develop. So say scientists at the 350-acre North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, who are bringing teams of scientists and the latest technology to bear on how to get the maximum in health benefits, human performance, and disease fighting power from fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. WRALTechWire's Allan Maurer has the inside story.

Dr. Allan Brown at NCRC seeks better lives Dr. Allan Brown at NCRC seeks better lives

Updated March 29

Premium Lock On Human Genome Project anniversary, NHGRI's Green sees Big Data bottlenecks ahead

Eric Green National Human Genome Research Institute Director Eric Green recognizes the progress made since the first human genome was sequenced 10 years ago. Read about the Big Data challenges he sees ahead.

Updated March 21

Premium Lock Female programmers unite for weekend hackathon

Pearl Hacks UNC Students have worked with their counterparts at UVA and Maryland to put together a hackathon for women this weekend in Chapel Hill called Pearl Hacks.

Updated February 27

Premium Lock Startups put some 'wow' in CED Life Science Conference

DNA   Five new ventures, including three kickstarted in part with loans from the N.C. Biotechnology Center, make their pitches at the kickoff of the annual CED Life Science conference in Raleigh.

Updated February 20

Premium Lock NC Next Generation Network welcomes Google news but pushes ahead with own agenda

The people spearheading the NCNGN project are pushing ahead with their own plans even as they welcome the news that a Google Fiber network could be headed to the Triangle. "This is great news for the region, but this is still preliminary and our efforts are still continuing," said Elise Kohn

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Updated February 12

Premium Lock Battery fire problem could be snuffed out by new UNC research

Joseph DeSimone's UNC lab was researching how to keep marine life from sticking to ship hulls. Read how that work led to a much bigger application: the discovery of a material that could replace a flammable component in batteries.

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February 5

Premium Lock Kitware lands $1.9M for brain surgery simulator

Brain power UNC is among the collaborators on the National Institutes of Health funded project and the UNC Department of Neurosurgery will validate the brain surgery simulation technology.

Updated February 4

Premium Lock Building bridges to China, the country 'definitely the hardest to manage'

Michael Jacobs, a business executive and professor at UNC's Kenan-Flagler School of Business who also is a former U.S. Treasury official, recently taught finance in Beijing. And he returned to his North Carolina home surprised by many things he discovered. His students want to live in the U.S. "for better jobs, clean air and Facebook." And non-Chinese businesses face multiple barriers. In the third of a three-part series about building business bridges to China, Jacobs talks with WRALTechWire's Grace Ueng.

The Forbidden City in Beijing The Forbidden City in Beijing

Updated January 22

Premium Lock RTI partners on epilepsy work; SAS ranked in report; lawyers use cloud tools; Kenan-Flagler dean recommended; Abbott gets new trial

Bulldog In our Bulldog Blog's latest life sciences and technology update: RTI partners on epilepsy network; SAS makes ranking; lawyers use more cloud tools; Kenan-Flagler dean recommended; AbbVie gets new drug trial.

Updated January 16

Premium Lock New chip initiative charges up Triangle's Cleantech Cluster

President Obama's announcement to invest $70 million in federal dollars in research through a consortium of universities and private sector firms led by NCSU delivered a jolt of good news to the Triangle's fast-growing cleantech industry. RTP has become a hub for greener energy research, and the head of the Research Triangle Cleanteach Cluster says the "Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute" could bring more jobs as well as investment to the region.

President Obama with Marc Hoffman, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Vacon President Obama with Marc Hoffman, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Vacon

January 14

Premium Lock UNC converts solar to hydrogen power - with help from NCSU

Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill say they have found a way to turn solar power into a 24-hour-a-day power source by using the sun's energy to separate water molecules and create hydrogen fuel. In making the breakthrough, they received a powerful boost from scientists at N.C. State.

UNC researchers separate hydrogen for power UNC researchers separate hydrogen for power

January 10

Premium Lock UNC-CH spinout NeuroGate lands $25,000 Epilepsy Foundation grant, endorsement

DNA   Chapel Hill development-stage pharmaceutical company NeuroGate Therapeutics, a spinout from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Epilepsy Foundation to help the company develop its unique treatment for the debilitating condition.

January 6

Premium Lock NCSU-UNC team may have breakthrough in war on cancer by using nanotechnology

If the war on cancer is won - finally - someday, a team of scientists and students in the joint biomedical engineering program at N.C. State and UNC-Chapel Hill could be a significant reason. But their technology approach is different than the high-profile nanotech program developed by Dr. Joseph Simone and Liquidia. In an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire, the lead author of a new paper describes the potentially big breakthrough using small, small particles.

Nanotech vs. cancer in mice Nanotech vs. cancer in mice

Updated November 21, 2013

Premium Lock As NC Chamber preps economic development 'Dashboard,' UNC projects 'megalopolis' in 2050

The North Carolina Chamber will unveil an economic development "Dashboard" created by RTI International on Dec. 3 as part of its Vision 2030 project. Those involved may want to look at new demographic data compiled at UNC which projects where most people in the state will be living in 2050. Are you ready for a Charlotte-Triad-Triangle megalopolis?

Tags: UNC-CH
November 18, 2013

Premium Lock UNC's Gillings School showcases public health startups during entrepreneurship week

Plenty of tech and biotech companies have been founded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but the university has also proved to be a fertile breeding ground for entrepreneurship in public health. Read about four public health spinouts from UNC's Gillings School of Public Health.

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November 11, 2013

Premium Lock Changing times: GSK sells bad with good to doctors in safety push

GSK When 100 of the top lung doctors in the U.S. gathered in Houston recently to learn about GlaxoSmithKline's new respiratory drug, one message rang loud and clear: Don't ignore the pneumonia risk. It's part of a new "Patient First" strategy from GSK.

Updated November 11, 2013

Premium Lock Exclusive: NC program delivers new breed of IT pros for today's schools

The Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program finished its fourth cohort and welcomed 20 new CeCTOs and 11 Leaders of the 21st Century last week in Chapel Hill.

CeCTO Class of 2013 CeCTO Class of 2013

November 6, 2013

Premium Lock Two UNC scientists among eight winners in GSK 'drug hunters' competition

Two University of North Carolina scientists are among the winners in a GSKcompetition designed to find potential new drugs in places other than pharmaceutical company labs. Read about what this means for the scientists and for GSK.

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