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Posts tagged “Wake Forest”

Updated February 12, 2013

Premium Lock Reports put a shine on job creation in North Carolina

Jobs  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.

Updated February 1, 2013

Premium Lock RFP spells out five major goals for ultrafast network

Fiber optic network                    In a request for proposal published Friday, the North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium and the Triangle J Council of Governments spell out five goals a new network would need to reach.

Updated February 1, 2013

Premium Lock Triangle group kicks off effort to build ultrafast network

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.

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January 28, 2013

Premium Lock Triangle universities, cities aim to create ultra-fast broadband network

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.


January 9, 2013

Premium Lock New NC firm to use regenerative medicine to create corneas

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.

November 15, 2012

Premium Lock UNC, Duke, Wake Forest to offer undergraduate courses online

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.

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Updated November 13, 2012

Premium Lock Tech accelerator Groundwork Labs, universities to offer 'camp'

"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."

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October 29, 2012

Premium Lock Scientists restore muscle function with lab-engineered implants

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.

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September 24, 2012

Premium Lock Wake Forest spinout wins $3.3M grant for radiation gel

KeraNetics Fast-growing Winston-Salem therapeutics developer KeraNetics has landed a $3.3 million federal contract to help commercialize a gel for treating nuclear radiation burns.

December 27, 2011

Premium Lock Fla. medical chopper crash raises scrutiny

The crash of a medical helicopter in Florida comes as agencies have been looking at safety for the service nationally.

December 5, 2011

Premium Lock Wake Forest 5th, Duke 19th on tech transfer licensing list

Tech transfer payments 2010 was a bit of a bounceback year for U.S. technology transfer programs, as licensing income income inched up 3 percent to $2.4 billion, compared with the prior year.

October 31, 2011

Premium Lock Pets, people win in regenerative health partnership

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.

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October 28, 2011

Premium Lock NCSU, Wake Forest team up for regenerative medicine effort

Jorge Piedrahita 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.

Updated October 6, 2011

Premium Lock Regenerating tissues to heal damage is big market at the end of a long road

Tim Betram at NU Tech At Nagoya University's NU Tech conference, researchers presented a range of efforts to use cellular technology to help diseased organs repair themselves by growing new tissue.

August 11, 2011

Premium Lock Regenerative tissue firm Tengion seeking new CEO

Tengion Tengion's tissue regeneration technology was originally developed at Wake Forest University based on the research of Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regnerative Medicine.

Updated March 8, 2011

Premium Lock Wake Forest researchers grow replacement tissue using patients' own cells

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.

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March 1, 2011

Premium Lock Tengion stays alive with raises $31.4M in stock sale

Tengion The Pennsylvania-based company is seeking to commercialize human organ replacement technology being developed at Wake Forest University.

February 2, 2011

Premium Lock Duke's Fuqua School climbs in Financial Times Global 100

Fuqua School at Duke UNC-CH, Emory and South Carolina slip in rankings; Wake Forest cracks the list.

December 27, 2010

Premium Lock For New Year's resolutions, phone apps can help, but...

Wake Forest University Professors at Wake Forest University say yoursmart phone could be a helpful reminder about your New Year's resolutions, but you've still got work to do.

Updated October 30, 2010

Premium Lock Wake Forest scientists successfully grow 'miniature livers'

Researchers at Institute for Regenerative Medicine say they are the first scientists to use human liver cells to engineer small livers that can function like an actual human organ.

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