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Analysis: Regenerative medicine holds the promise to coax cells in the body to create new tissue, which could become vessels and perhaps even entire organs. Dr. Anthony Atala's vision for the technology is that it creates something else - a new manufacturing base in North Carolina.
Business school students from some of the country's top programs got a closer look at the life-sciences innovation coming out of the Triad this past weekend at the fourth annual Wake Forest University Biotechnology Conference & Case Competition.
Chris Anderson, chief executive officer at 3D Robotics, created one of the highlights of the Emerging Issues Forum on stage by printing out a 3D version of Darth Vader. Is 3D manufacturing the dark or light side of future manufacturing?
Dr. Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine says North Carolina;s advanced manufacturing future could include making body parts. But the state faces intense competition for the emerging business opportunity.
A new report shows that despite our 9.2 percent unemployment rate still worse than the 7.8 percent national rate, North Carolina now leads the nation in the number of jobs added during the past three, six and 12 months. We're even number three in jobs added as a percent of population.
The Triangle J Council of Governments in association with a consortium called the NC Next Generation Networks on Friday issued a request for proposal document that seeks private sector service providers who are interested in building a "next generation" communications network across the Triangle as well as Winston-Salem.
A consortium of universities and municipalities representing the Triangle and Winston-Salem will publish a request for proposals on Friday that could lead to a project similar to Google Fiber to North Carolina. Blair Levin, a former FCC chief of staff, and the national organization he leads is supporting the effort.
The new approach to cornea transplantation from Ocular Systems involves isolating cells from traditional donor corneas and using them to grow replacement corneal tissue in the lab.
UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and Wake Forest are teaming up with several other universities to offer online undergraduate courses for credit and that can be taken at a member university where a student isn't enrolled.
"Underground Summer is a bridge from the excellent programs that the Universities have established," said John Austin, Director of Groundwork Labs, "This experience will enable the students to experience the broader entrepreneurial community in the Triangle."
According to new research from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, exercise is key to building a new kind of muscle-like implant. These implants can potentially repair muscle damage from injury or disease.
The crash of a medical helicopter in Florida comes as agencies have been looking at safety for the service nationally.
Analysis: Animals may get a new lease on life and health, while also helping in the development of human therapies. It's the upshot of a regenerative medicine partnership announced by officials of North Carolina State University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
The goal will be to translate laboratory research into new medical therapies. NCSU's Center for Collaborative Medicine and Translational Research will work together with Wake Forest's Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
A team at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine say they successfully grew urinary tract tube replacements in five boys. It's a first, the university says.