Posts tagged “Universities”

June 5

Premium Lock Precision Medicine World event showcases NC's best

Precision Medicine World Conference The fact that attendees and speakers from around the country and world congregated here for the Precision Medicine World Conference is a testament to North Carolina's growing prominence in the expanding field of Precision Medicine.

June 5

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June 2

UNC researchers continue to seek strategy for starving brain tumors

Cancer research  In an effort to starve brain cancer cells and put the brakes on tumor development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers blocked the main pathway that brain tumor cells use to convert sugar into energy. They hoped this would starve tumor cells and slow their growth. To their surprise, however, the strategy actually accelerated growth in laboratory models of medulloblastoma.

June 2

Duke Health: Study analysis shows cutting calories might slow biological aging

Eating healthy ‚ÄčAnti-aging serums, wrinkle creams and surgeries provide the promise of a youthful appearance that can go only skin-deep. But a new analysis of a study by researchers at Duke Health suggests another method may actually work at a physiological level: calorie restriction.

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Premium Lock 'Find your stuff:' Startup WISER turns IoT into real-time locator (+ videos)

Talk about addressing of "pain points." WISER, a Raleigh startup, is helping people and companies improve inventory tracking with wireless Internet of Things technology. It all started when CEO and founder Dr. Elaine Rideout, a professor at NCSU, got tired of constantly misplacing her reading glasses.

June 1

Construct3D: Celebrating 3D printing in education

As the first national academic conference centered around 3D printing and education, the recent Construct3D at Duke University sold out quickly and it did not disappoint. We were all reminded of the many ways digital fabrication opens doors for creativity and self-expression in the classroom, while also teaching invaluable technical skills.

Putting 3D print technology to work Putting 3D print technology to work

May 30

Duke oncology startup Istari raises another $1.1M

Cancer research  ‚ÄčIstari, an oncology startup company based in the Research Triangle Park, has raised another $1.1 million in a private equity offering.

May 30

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Updated May 25

Premium Lock NCSU researchers find new way to control light with electrical fields

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields.

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May 23

Premium Lock UNC entrepreneurship program gets $18M boost

UNC-CH A family of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni has made an $18 million gift to the school's College of Arts & Sciences to more than double the size of its nationally recognized undergraduate entrepreneurship program, officials said Tuesday.

Updated May 22

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.

May 22

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.

Updated May 22

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.

May 22

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Updated May 19

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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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