Posts tagged “Universities”

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Premium Lock The Human Future: Why autonomous vehicles aren't an automatic success

Do you know why the companies developing autonomous cars do so much on-the-road testing, testing, testing? It's because their software is not good at dealing with novel situations, so they require enormous amounts of experience with actual roads and driving situations.Duke University's Michael Clamann discussed the "Arrival of the Robot Car," in a Moogfest pub talk at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, Saturday evening.

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Premium Lock The Human Future: Evolution inside the genome revolution

We learned a lot from the first genetics revolution, the sequencing of the entire human genome from 1997-2003. But what's exciting now in the field is the new technology that allows changing the genome in very precise ways, says Charlie Gersbach, a Duke department of biomedical engineering professor.

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Premium Lock The Human Future: Brain machine interfaces let paraplegics walk (+ videos)

Seeing paraplegics who haven't moved their legs in 12 years walk with an exoskeleton and brain-machine interface, or monkeys wired to a mind-interface playing video games is like watching a science fiction film. And much of what's making this possible is happening "right here at Duke," says a principal scientist.

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Updated May 19

Pig model study to help research on human knee growth, injury treatment

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published research on how the knees of pigs compare to human knees at various stages of maturity - a finding that will advance research by this group and others on injury treatment in young people.

Stephanie Cone examines MRIs of pig knees. Stephanie Cone examines MRIs of pig knees.

May 18

NCSU researchers utilize molecular dynamics, machine learning for drug discovery

Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning techniques could be integrated to create more accurate computer prediction models. These "hyper-predictive" models could be used to quickly predict which new chemical compounds could be promising drug candidates.

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May 17

Study: 'Moral enhancement' tech neither feasible nor wise

Brain power    A recent study by researchers at North Carolina State University and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute finds that "moral enhancement technologies" - which are discussed as ways of improving human behavior - are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research into these technologies.

May 17

ExitEvent: A look at 21 Triangle locals headlining Moogfest

Moogfest ExitEvent spotlights many of the public figures, university leaders, artists and musicians representing the Triangle at Moogfest this week in Durham.

May 15

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May 9

Former FDA commissioner headlines NCBiotech event

Rober Califf Immediate past U.S. FDA commissioner, Robert Califf, M.D., now the Donald F. Fortin, M.D. professor of cardiology at the Duke University School of Medicine, will address the spring symposium of the North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Updated May 9

NCSU, UNC researchers use modified insulin, red blood cells to regulate blood sugar

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive "smart" insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for 48 hours in a strain of mice that had Type 1 diabetes.

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May 8

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May 5

Construct3D 2017 education conference underway at Duke University

The aim of this conference is to raise the level of discourse and deepen the value of this technology for all of those engaged in this practice through a series of keynote talks, educator and technology innovator presentations, context-specific track activities, and hands-on workshops and demonstrations.

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May 5

Duke, UNC among best-value colleges in country, Forbes says

Forbes  Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are among the best-value colleges in the country, according to a new ranking.

May 4

NCSU researchers develop new 'persistent photoconductivity' tool for bioelectronics

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new approach for manipulating the behavior of cells on semiconductor materials, using light to alter the conductivity of the material itself.

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Premium Lock Emerging stretchable electronics gaining traction as tech solution

Stretchable Electronics is a term that conceals great diversity. Indeed, it is an umbrella term that refers to a whole host of emerging electronic materials, components and devices that exhibit some degree of mechanical stretchability. Stretchable electronics has been in the making for than a decade, but it up to now it has been mostly a solution looking for a problem. Recent analysis by IDTechEx Research however finds that this is about to change.

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Premium Lock Cofounders Capital invests $350K in W-S health informatics startup

Cofounders Capital is investing $350,000 in IMPATHIQ, a Winston-Salem based health informatics startup. It's the 15th deal made by the Dave Gardner-led investment firm based in Cary.

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Survey: Triangle entrepreneurs remain optimistic for sales, hiring

Startups   Entering the second quarter of 2017, Triangle entrepreneurs remain just about as optimistic as they were when the new year began, according to the Quarterly Outlook of Triangle Entrepreneurs. And that's good news, says the exec running the survey.

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NCSU scientists create device to manipulate 3-D virtual objects more quickly (+ video)

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a user-friendly, inexpensive controller for manipulating virtual objects in a computer program in three dimensions. The device allows users to manipulate objects more quickly - with less lag time - than existing technologies.

May 1

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