Posts tagged “Universities”

January 16

Premium Lock Carolina Angel Network launches, led by UNC professor/investor/entrepreneur

UNC-Chapel Hill has formally launched its Carolina Angel Network, pledging some $2 million to match angel investments made into UNC-related startups. A UNC professor, investor and entrepreneur, leads the fund.

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January 16

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January 13

Premium Lock Remembering Oliver Smithies, a kind gentleman and Nobel Laureate

I was sad when I heard that Oliver Smithies had died on Tuesday. I felt a deep admiration for this man. And I know everyone who had the good fortune to meet him shares this recognition of loss.

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January 10

Premium Lock Researchers: Synthetic stem cells could offer therapeutic benefits, reduced risks

Synthetic stem cell illustration Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University have developed a synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell. These synthetic stem cells offer therapeutic benefits comparable to those from natural stem cells and could reduce some of the risks associated with stem cell therapies.

January 9

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Updated January 5

Premium Lock 'Hidden Figures' IBM AR project links in 3 Triangle universities

IBM brings history to life through augmented reality just in time to tie-in with the launch of the NASA unknown heroes' movie "Hidden Figures." And the Triangle features three areas from which viewers can log in through a Pokemon Go-like app.

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January 4

Premium Lock New UNCW Entrepreneurship Center director is fishing for startups

From Michigan's innovation ecosystem to North Carolina's, Diane Durance brings founder and facilitator experience to UNCW's tech hub, reports ExitEvent.

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January 4

Premium Lock NCSU researcher hopes for 'deeper purpose' in emerging AI assistants

Arnav Jhala, a professor at NCSU who focuses on artificial intelligence, sees potential in the emerging field of artificial intelligence assistants (think Siri, Alexa, others) to expand beyond basic responses and information to providing some TLC - so to speak.

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January 3

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December 20, 2016

Premium Lock NCSU to play work force training role in National Biopharmaceutical effort

Jobs        ‚ÄčNorth Carolina State University is part of a new initiative aimed at advancing U.S. leadership in the biopharmaceutical sector. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) will be coordinated by the University of Delaware and is supported with a five-year, $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce - and at least $129 million from a consortium of 150 companies, educational institutions, research centers, coordinating bodies, non-profits and Manufacturing Extension Partnerships across the country.

December 19, 2016

Premium Lock Family cellphone plans: A proving ground for consumer bundling

Smartphones are everywhere, and millions of families contain their monthly costs by using a family subscription plan. What most of them don't realize is that they are part of a bundling of consumers that is new and not completely understood.

December 19, 2016

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December 15, 2016

Premium Lock 2016 Roundup: NC Biotech sector continued to grow

Biotech      North Carolina's life science sector registered another year of robust growth in 2016. The NC Biotech Center offers this roundup of expansions, mergers, and deals in the state biotech industry.

Updated December 13, 2016

Premium Lock Digital health device startup Vigor Medical Systems ready to grow

Founded by Duke University underclassmen, a digital health device startup run now by an acting CEO with 33 years experience in the medical device and life science industries, Vigor Medical Systems is ready to grow.

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December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Researchers find new pathway to treat a liver disease

Researchers have discovered a new pathway in the liver that opens the door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that affects up to 25 percent of the population and may lead to cirrhosis and eventually liver cancer or failure, and likely other liver diseases. Duke and RTP-based Metabolon Inc. participated.

New pathway may help treat non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease. New pathway may help treat non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease.

December 9, 2016

Premium Lock NCSU study says global uncertainties a major concern

Recent global uncertainties and their potential effects on businesses are top of mind for board members and executive management teams as they assess their risks for 2017, according to the results of a survey of business executives by global consulting firm Protiviti and the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative at the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management.

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Updated December 8, 2016

Premium Lock UNC growing North Carolina Business News Wire effort

BREAKING NEWS! UNC Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism is expanding its North Carolina Business News Wire effort to Maryland, adding more students, and increasing the number of stories under the direction of business journalism professor Chris Roush.

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December 6, 2016

Premium Lock NCSU researchers tweak enzyme 'assembly line' to improve antibiotics

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a way to make pinpoint changes to an enzyme-driven "assembly line" that will enable scientists to improve or change the properties of existing antibiotics as well as create designer compounds.

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December 5, 2016

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November 29, 2016

Premium Lock NCSU, UNC scientists develop 'smart patch' to deliver blood thinners as needed

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a smart patch designed to monitor a patient's blood and release blood-thinning drugs as needed to prevent the occurrence of dangerous blood clots - a condition known as thrombosis. In an animal model, the patch was shown to be more effective at preventing thrombosis than traditional methods of drug delivery.

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