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Seeding the future: how university incubators are helping postgrads' ideas bear fruit - Blackstone Launchpad in Montana:


A fertile ideas environment coupled with networking opportunities is just what fledgling postgraduate entrepreneurs need Full Story: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/mar/17/seeding-the-future-how-university-incubators-are-helping-postgrads-ideas-bear-fruit?utm_source=InBIA&utm_campaign=64b8b30fdb-Newsletter_June+2017_non+members&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_23a52023f9-64b8b30fdb-122933909 *** Blackstone ...


Lab-grown cartilage mimics the real thing:


Biomedical engineers have created an artificial, lab-grown tissue that mirrors natural cartilage. The tissue, grown under tension but without a supporting scaffold, shows similar mechanical and biochemical ...


Montana State University biofilm researchers study ways to improve taste of beer:


In Darla Goeres' lab on the third floor of Barnard Hall at Montana State University, the beer on tap is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. But when it comes out of the keg with a frosty head, it's not for drinking. Instead, ...


Scientists Discover a Key to a Longer Life in Male DNA:


A common genetic mutation is linked to an increase in life span of about 10 years among men, researchers reported on Friday. The mutation, described in the journal Science Advances, did not seem to ...


Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it:


Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start ...


This Accelerator Is Investing in the Startups Building the Cities of the Future:


Dreamit Ventures, a renowned accelerator program topping the entrepreneurial ecosystem, is expanding its successful accelerator with a new program focused on Urban Tech. Dreamit has launched over 300 ...


MSU researcher Erik Grumstrup wins major award to develop tools for exploring tiny world:


Erik Grumstrup explores a world where electrons play bumper cars with atoms and change occurs in less than a millionth of a billionth of a second. Science fiction it's not, but it is the science of ...


Can Virtual Reality Sessions Treat Chronic Pain? Stanford Doctor Yes:


Dr. Kim Bullock, a neuropsychiatrist at Stanford University, says she made the remarkable discovery by accident. While studying virtual reality for conditions like severe anxiety, a welcome side ...


The Noise That Helps You Sleep:


A small study at Northwestern Medicine found that pink noise, low sounds like that of a waterfall, helped patients more easily reach deep sleep, the most restorative part of the sleep cycle. Full ...


In 'Enormous Success,' Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence:


In a significant advance in the study of mental ability, a team of European and American scientists announced on Monday that they had identified 52 genes linked to intelligence in nearly 80,000 people. These ...


Berkeley Pit water leads to scientific discovery by Andrea and Don Stierle:


Organisms found in the Berkeley Pit's toxic water are leading to a scientific breakthrough, according to two University of Montana professors who are former Butte residents. Andrea and Don Stierle ...


Ignite Northwest Accelerator- Moving Companies that Move the Market:


Ignite Northwest is a technology-focused business accelerator that helps companies in the Pacific Northwest grow to create sustained economic impact. http://www.ignitenorthwest.com/ Dave Curry ...


Ignite Northwest Accelerator- Moving Companies that Move the Market:


Ignite Northwest is a technology-focused business accelerator that helps companies in the Pacific Northwest grow to create sustained economic impact. http://www.ignitenorthwest.com/ Dave Curry ...


The Center for Translational Medicine at the University of Montana will help faculty, staff and students commercialize their research:


As Inimmune http://www.inimmune.com http://www.matr.net/article-73976.html workers settled into their new partnership with UM and worked more closely with the University's research enterprise, ...


MIT's Engine Accelerator Closes $150 Million Dollar Fund:


Back in October MIT announced that they were diving head first into the incubation and accelerator space, and why shouldn't they. MIT, ranks amongst the top schools in the nation for producing the top ...


Seeding the future: how university incubators are helping postgrads' ideas bear fruit - The Blackstone Launchpad in Montana:


A fertile ideas environment coupled with networking opportunities is just what fledgling postgraduate entrepreneurs need Helena Pozniak Full Story: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/mar/17/seeding-the-future-how-university-incubators-are-helping-postgrads-ideas-bear-fruit *** The ...


Could a blood test accurately diagnose autism?:


A new study reveals a potential new diagnostic tool that could allow doctors to identify whether a child is on the autism spectrum through a simple blood test. But can the mystery of autism be reduced ...


406 Labs - Mini-Silicon: The success of Bozeman's business accelerator:


On a recent Wednesday night, Montana State University channeled its inner Silicon Valley at 406 Labs http://www.montana.edu/launchpad/406labs.html . A group of startup businesses gathered to present ...


Faux fasting diet regenerates pancreas to reverse diabetes:


Using stem cells to create insulin-producing beta cells that could be transplanted into diabetics is being investigated as a possible cure for type 1 diabetes and treatment for type 2, but new research ...


Department of Energy releases guide to the National Labs:


The U.S. Department of Energy recently released the State of the Department of Energy National Laboratories Report, which reads like a user manual for the National Labs. For readers with questions about ...


Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's Foundation Purchase Meta - a search engine that researches research. Woah.:


When Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan started the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) http://thehustle.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3f7cb66d0ac9656fb4719d6a6&id=4dd07ec2a4&e=2eac5a2f43 just over ...


MSU researcher receives $1.3 million to develop virus-fighting technology:


A Montana State University researcher and her colleagues have received a $5.2 million grant to push the boundaries of a new approach for treating flu and other fast-evolving viruses that resist traditional ...


One Man's Quest to Hack His Own Genes :


When Brian Hanley set out to test a gene therapy, he started with himself. by Antonio Regalado Full Story: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603217/one-mans-quest-to-hack-his-own-genes/ *** Free ...


Intricate 3D model predicts when heart patients will die​:


Scientists in the UK have developed an artificial intelligence system that can analyze the medical test results of patients with a heart disorder and accurately predict their lifespan over the following ...


DARPA's Biotech Chief Says 2017 Will "Blow Our Minds":




Innovative Technique to Study Blood Vessels in 3D Provides Insight into Brain Function and Disease:


A study published today in the Journal of Anatomy has made an important breakthrough in the examination of blood vessels in the brain giving scientists a clearer understanding of how dementia, brain cancer ...


Compound cuts melanoma's spread by up to 90%:


Scientists have discovered that a chemical compound--and potential new drug--reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90 percent. The synthetic, small-molecule drug compound goes after a gene's ...


Montana State University Research - Searching for the Human Factor in Deadly Avalanches:


Every year, about 30 Americans die in avalanches, with an additional 110 deaths in Canada and Europe. Skiers and snowmobilers account for the vast majority of these deaths. Jordy Hendrikx has lost ...


MSU neuroscientists among team to win $6 million grant to study the brain circuits that help us focus and pay attention:


Three Montana State University researchers are among a team of 14 neuroscientists from across the nation seeking to develop a greater understanding of how the brain helps us pay attention to the right ...


Precision Medicine May Be Health Care's Next Big Thing, But We Don't Yet Know How to Evaluate Precision Drugs:


Finally, there's a drug available to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare, fatal genetic muscle-wasting disease that grips roughly 10,000 people, mostly boys, in the U.S., who are unlikely to live ...

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