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Posts tagged “Universities”

Updated 11:09 a.m. Wednesday

Foreign market woes driving NC economic trend 'downward'

N.C. flag      N.C. State economist Dr. Michael Walden has warned this year that the state's economy is slowing. His latest analysis reiterates those concerns, although he doesn't use the word "recession" in describing a slowdown. He is blaming economic troubles overseas for the state's challenge. Statewide unemployment did tick up a bit in June, new data shows.

Updated 7:50 a.m. Wednesday

Newborn health screening firm nabs $13M

Durham-based Baebies, a health-screening startup, has raised $13 million in equity financing, the company said Monday. Backers include Rex Health Ventures, Duke Angel Network, Duke University's DUMAC, and the NC Biotechnology Center.

11:09 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Cary-based Plasma solutions firm seeks $1.5M

Atmospheric Plasma Solutions, a Cary-based company with strategic ties to North Carolina State University is seeking $1.5 million in equity, according to a regulatory filing. It uses plasma technology to enable a wide range of materials processing options that may otherwise be out of reach, such as a process that previously required costly and dangerous chemicals or high temperatures.

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6:22 a.m. Tuesday

Telepresence robots aid Duke nursing instruction

Duke nurses with telepresence robot One nursing student's desire to be able to Skype in on a nursing education moment, sparked an idea with three Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) educators. The trio worked together to use telepresence robots made by a Californian firm as an instructional tool for high fidelity or life-like clinical simulations.

Updated 11:41 a.m. Monday

Facebook can have a positive or negative effect on womens' body image

Stephanie Zerwas, PH.D, assistant professor of psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine 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.

July 23

Survey: More Triangle startups to cut spending, reduce hiring

State of the economy Layoffs have recently hit several large high-tech firms in the Triangle with Qualcomm becoming the latest to announce job cuts on Wednesday. Now a new survey finds optimism among the Triangle's booming startup community is cooling with more firms planning job cuts and less hiring.

July 23

UNC Reese News Lab wins grant to track campaign speech

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.

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July 21

NC Biotech Center awards $1.8M in loans, grants across state

N.C. Biotech Center    The numbers are in for the most recent quarter and the end of fiscal 2015: The N.C. Biotechnology Center reports awarding $1.8 million in grants and loans for the most recent quarter, adding up to nearly $6.8 million for the year.

July 21

Seven startups to join Launch Chapel Hill accelerator

Launch Chapel Hill In just 2 1/2 years of operation the Launch Chapel Hill startup accelerator has helped 42 companies get rolling. Seven more have been selected for the sixth-month program.

Updated July 20

Innovate Raleigh, Patriot Boot Camp highlight regional tech calendar

Social networking The countdown is nearing zero for the fourth annual Innovate Raleigh Summit. Plus, High-tech accelerator Techstars is bringing its program to help veterans who want to become entrepreneurs - called Patriot Boot Camp - to Chapel Hill. Plus, other tech events.

July 20

WTW news in review: Week of July 12 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of July 12, part one.

July 20

WTW news in review: Week of July 12 (Part 2)

Week in Review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire the week of July 12, part two.

July 20

WTW news in review: Week of July 5 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of July 5, part one.

July 20

WTW news in review: Week of July 5 (Part 2)

Week in Review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire the week of July 5.

July 20

WTW wants your news - and your opinions: Share them with WRAL TechWire

Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

Updated July 17

Premium Lock Arcato Labs raising funds through direct solicitation

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.

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July 17

Universities, AT&T to identify community high speed broadband opportunities

AT&T's U-Verse 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).

July 16

East Carolina University launching school for entrepreneurs

J. Fielding and Kim Grice Miller East Carolina University will create the first School of Entrepreneurship in the region with a $5 million commitment from Raleigh area entrepreneur J. Fielding Miller and his wife Kim Grice Miller, the school said Wednesday.

July 15

Duke, UNC-CH make top 50 in U.S. utility patents

UNC-CH 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.

July 14

More Americans grab news from Twitter and Facebook

More Americans go to Twitter and Facebook for news The number of Americans who get news from Twitter and Facebook continues to rise - primarily because more of the users of the social networks are encountering it there rather than user base increases, says a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

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