Posts tagged “Universities”

July 24

NCSU researchers find corn gene conferring resistance to multiple plant leaf diseases

Agbio Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a specific gene in corn that appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.

July 24

Premium Lock Is oil well water safe for irrigation? Feds want RTI, Duke to find out

Water RTI International and Duke University are teaming up to determine whether the use of so-called "produced water" from oil wells for crop irrigation is safe. And there's a lot of this water. Plus: Defining "produced water."

July 24

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Updated July 19

Premium Lock Garner-based Growers Holdings harvests $1M

‚ÄčA Garner-based company that helps farmers get more crops from their land has raised $1 million in a private equity offering, according to a filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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July 17

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July 12

Premium Lock Five emerging projects receive NCSU Innovation Fund backing

Innovation Five developing projects at N.C. State that might turn into companies will receive funding support from the university's Chancellor Innovation Fund. Here's a look at the efforts.

July 10

Premium Lock ExitEvent: UNC autism experts' startup frees teachers to help students succeed

With 13 private and public school districts as customers, state education institutions as partners and a new NC IDEA grant, Chapel Hill education software startup EduLync is ready to scale.

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July 10

Premium Lock Duke researchers report advance in search for vaccine to fight CMV

Researchers from Duke University School of Medicine and Tulane National Primate Research Center report findings in monkeys that demonstrates a vaccine approach for cytomegalovirus, or CMV, that appears to be capable of protecting the animal's fetus from infection.

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July 10

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Updated July 7

Premium Lock NC State develops "smart," tough sensors

NC State has developed tough new smart sensors. In military and security situations, a split second can make the difference between life and death, so North Carolina State University's development of new "smart sensors" that allow for faster response times from military applications is important.

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July 6

Premium Lock NCSU researchers optimize DNA self-assembly technology

A simulation snapshot of the molecular dynamics of DNA strands. What does the fairy tale, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" have to to with DNA and biotechnology?

July 5

Premium Lock Kenan Trust awards $1.5M to UNC for rural health program

Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, Clinical Associate Professor in the UNC School of Nursing. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust has awarded the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $1.5 million to establish clinical experiences for health professions students in rural areas of the state, launching the UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI).

July 5

Premium Lock IBM, NC State find new way to patch holes in the cloud

Cloud computing Researchers from North Carolina State University and IBM have invented a way to update computer systems packaged in virtual machines (VMs) in a computer "cloud" - even when those programs are offline.

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July 3

Premium Lock Why IT projects fail - Insight from a Duke researcher

Why do so many information technology projects fail? Duke Fuqua business school professor Jeremy Petranka takes a look.

July 3

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June 30

Premium Lock NC Research Campus lands $5M food innovation center

Research Campus' main building. The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis is getting a new NCSU food processing innovation center.

June 30

Premium Lock UNC researchers utilize 'sticky' nanoparticles in new cancer defense strategy

In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Andrew Wang, MD, report on strides made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using "sticky" nanoparticles.

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June 29

Premium Lock Duke engineers' VR app wins IGNITE NC Reverse Pitch competition

A team of Duke University engineers is working to make shared virtual reality experiences more useful to collaborators working on joint projects. Their vision is vivid enough to have won the 2017 IGNITE NC Reverse Pitch Competition this month, earning them $19,000 cash and $120,000 in IBM Cloud Credits to develop their product.

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June 29

Premium Lock Survey: Execs report rising risks but less-than-robust efforts to respond

Closing a deal  A global survey of executives finds that most view the world as increasingly risky, with many reporting a "significant operational surprise" over the past five years. However, the majority of executives also report that their organizations are not developing more robust risk management processes.

June 29

Premium Lock NCSU study: Biz execs face 'ever-increasing array of risks' What are their top concerns? What are calls to action?

Risks Just in time for harried business executives trying to deal with the latest global ransomware crisis, North Carolina State's Poole College of Management is out with a new study focusing on risk management. Its conclusion: "An ever-increasing array" of challenges threatens their success. Here are their top concerns and the study authors' calls to action.

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