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Posts tagged “Universities”

Updated 11:16 a.m. today

Can we resolve our NC tax issues?

Mike Walden Taxes are always part of discussions about government and public policy, and taxes were clearly a hot topic in the recent session of the North Carolina General Assembly. Debates occurred about taxing services, lowering income tax rates, implementing incentives for business and energy expenditures, and dividing public revenues between urban and rural counties. Legislation was passed for some of these items, but economist Mike Walden says there will be more discussion and debate in future sessions.

Updated 10:34 a.m. today

Pappas, Wake Forest Baptist team on $15M fund; Chimerix gets early drug results; Square 1 Bank now PacWest division

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Pappas teams with Wake Forest Baptist for $15M fund; Chimerix gets early results on antiviral drug; Square 1 Bank now a Pacific Western division.

10:18 a.m. yesterday

Zebrafish Reveals Infection's Sci-Fi-Worthy Creep Into the Brain

Menningitis imaged Scientists at Duke Medicine are using transparent fish to watch in real time as Cryptococcal meningitis takes over the brain. The resulting images are worthy of a sci-fi movie teaser, but could be valuable in disrupting the real, crippling brain infection that kills more than 600,000 people worldwide each year.

Updated 5:44 a.m. yesterday

NCSU job fair today; Facebook building 3rd data center in NC, Cisco RTP healthcenter; GE HQ move

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Job fair today at NC State's McKimmon Center; Facebook building third $200M data center in NC; Cisco opening RTP healthcenter for employees, NC on shortlist for GE HQ?

Updated 3:14 p.m. Tuesday

UNC-CH physicists worked with Nobel Prize winner

UNC-CH Physicist John Wilkerson working on neutrino experiment at a former gold mine in South Dakota. Canadian scientist Arthur B. McDonald, one of two scientists awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics, led a research project that included physicists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Updated 6:43 a.m. Tuesday

Two dozen employers featured at Come Tech Out Job Fair

Two dozen employers coming to job fair The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), along with community partners, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and Work in the Triangle, will host the next COME TECH OUT the Triangle Job Fair on October 8, 2015 from 8:30 am - 1:00pm at NC State's McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh. Two dozen employers have thousands of positions open. The Job Fair is free to attend for job seekers.

6:30 a.m. Tuesday

UNC-Chapel Hill Innovation Summit set for Friday

UNC-CH The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has invited entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other thought leaders to help advance innovative solutions to local and global challenges at "Outside In: 2015 Chancellor's Innovation Summit" on Friday, Oct. 9.

October 2

UNC researcher teams with California firm to develop HPV test

Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, DDS, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and a professor in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC School of Dentistry. A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is working to fight a growing type of head and neck cancer by partnering with a California company to develop a rapid oral test for HPV, a virus linked to cancer.

October 2

UNC-CH chemistry professor wins $250K award

Joseph DeSimone Joseph M. DeSimone, chancellor's eminent professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine. He won for his invention and use of PRINT, a breakthrough technology that has been used to make advances toward the development of new cancer treatments, inhalable therapeutics and next generation vaccines for malaria, pneumonia and dengue.

September 30

Betaversity may apppear on SyFy reality show

Betaversity's "Betabox" trailer is a mobile lab. Raleigh-based Betaversity has emailed its clients inviting theem to participate in its BetaBox pilot episode for a SyFy reality show. It's in early stages and not yet a sure thing.

September 30

NC economic index declines, continuing mild downward trend

Mike Walden The North Carolina State Index, a forecast of the economy's direction four to six months ahead, declined by a modest 0.4% in August, continuing a downward trend that began in mid-2014. However, the reduction in the Index should be characterized as an "easing" rather than a "tumble", suggesting no near term threat of an recession.

September 29

Researchers disguise drugs to fight cancer

Coated platelet Researchers have for the first time developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient's own platelets, allowing the drugs to last longer in the body and attack both primary cancer tumors and the circulating tumor cells that can cause a cancer to metastasize. The work was tested successfully in an animal model.

Updated September 28

Algorithm lets powered prosthetics tune themselves

Photo courtesy of NCSU When amputees receive powered prosthetic legs, the power of the prosthetic limbs needs to be tuned by a prosthetics expert so that a patient can move normally - but the prosthetic often needs repeated re-tuning. Biomedical engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have now developed software that allows powered prosthetics to tune themselves automatically, making the devices more functionally useful and lowering the costs associated with powered prosthetic use.

Updated September 25

You decide: Is another recession around the corner?

Mike Walden Much of the economic news has been rather gloomy recently. There have been wild swings in the stock market, with multi-hundred point losses on some days. The Chinese economy may be in free-fall, while Europe is dealing with thousands of refugees from the war-torn Middle East. Canada is officially in a recession. And although jobs are being created, more than 10 percent of individuals in the labor force either don't have a job, have given up looking for a job or are working part-time because they can't find full-time work. Does this mean another recession?

September 21

Longfellow closes on $117.7M purchase of Durham's Keystone Technology Park

Longfellow Boston-based Longfellow Real Estate Partners closed on its $117.7 million buy of 11 single-story office buildings at Keystone Technology Park in Durham.

Tags: Duke, Sensus
Updated September 21

Best online management programs ranked

UNC Online business education and career guide Top Management Degrees has published a meta-ranking of the 50 best online MBA programs (hThe University of North Carolina at Chael Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School was the highest ranked NC school, coming in at number 11. Online Schools Center offers a separate listing of best online MBA programs.

September 21

Duke FDA nominee's big pharma ties; Kickstarter for public good; aliens encrypting messages?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Duke FDA nominee's ties to big pharma questioned; Snowden says aliens may be encrypting messages; Kickstarter reincorporates; Pandora stock volatile.

Updated September 21

NCSU researchers develop cheaper embedded systems

NCSU The Internet of Things may get a boost from new research at North Carolina State University that makes embedded computer systems cheaper and less power hungry.

Tags: Red Hat, NCSU
Updated September 17

Duke spinout stock jumps on clinical trial results

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Duke University spinout Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqZ:AERI) saw its market value restored when the company reported successful results for its glaucoma treatment Wednesday.

September 16

Duke's Robert Califf nominated for FDA Commissioner

Dr. Robert Califf tapped to be FDA Commissioner President Obama has nominated Dr. Robert Califf, a Duke University where he helped found the Duke Clinical Research Organization to be the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner.

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