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F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval for Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment:


A Food and Drug Administration panel opened a new era in medicine on Wednesday, unanimously recommending that the agency approve the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient's own cells ...


Disney puts a new spin on its accelerator:


Over the past few years, Disney's accelerator classes have been transitioning away from what was once a roughly standard early-stage growth framework. Rather than the "adopt-a-company" models prevalent ...


DARPA backs 6 brain-computer interface projects:


With Elon Musk founding Neuralink and Facebook revealing its brain-computer interface research, 2017 is looking like it will be the year that mind-controlled computing research really gathers steam. No ...


Montana State University plan to move into tech park worries startup firms:


Founders of high-tech startups in the Advanced Technology Park launched by Montana State University say they're concerned about losing their current offices and lab spaces. They say their landlord, ...


3 critical challenges your business incubator should solve:


To develop an idea into a business, incubation seems to be the new industry "normal." There are thousands of incubators worldwide and each year that number is continuing to grow. There are private, public ...


How long can humans live?:


Last year, a trio of New York researchers claimed humans had already lived as long as they possibly could. About 115 years, said Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers, that's the maximum ...


Study suggests that Parkinson's could be an autoimmune disease:


For degenerative diseases like Parkinson's, any insights we can gain into its development in the brain could be vitally important in coming up new ways to apply the brakes. For this reason, a new study ...


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 ...

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