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Zero to $3.5 billion: U of T honorary degree recipient Ilse Treurnicht built MaRS into an innovation powerhouse:


Now one of the world's largest urban innovation hubs, MaRS is today home to some 6,000 people from 150 organizations who have collectively raised over $3.5 billion in capital in areas that include health, ...


Gastric bypass "surgery in a pill" points to inspired new treatment for diabetes:


While gastric-bypass, or bariatric, surgery can be a very successful weight-loss treatment option for those suffering from obesity, it has also been seen to be extraordinarily effective in reversing ...


"Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons:


In breakthrough new research described as "somewhat mind-boggling," a team at Stanford University has developed a technique than can transform human immune cells found in a regular blood sample into ...


Up and running: Blackfoot's innovation lab looks to shape Missoula's technology future:




Smoothing the wrinkles in our cells could be a key to reversing aging:


Science is often a piecemeal process, with each small, new discovery adding another insight into the mysterious mechanisms behind how our bodies work. A new finding from the University of Virginia School ...


Injectable hydrogel helps brain tissue regrow after stroke in mice:


The brain may be an incredible organ, but it has its weaknesses - for example, it struggles to repair itself after sustaining damage from injury or stroke. Now, researchers from the University of California, ...


Montana State University scientists discovery in Yellowstone 'extremely relevant' to origin of life:


Montana State University scientists have found a new lineage of microbes living in Yellowstone National Park's thermal features that sheds light on the origin of life, the evolution of archaeal life and ...


Digital Sandbox's proof-of-concept program helps launch Kansas City startups:


In a startup ecosystem as large as Kansas City's, it can be difficult for an entrepreneur to know where to start when looking for resources to help them launch their vision. Five years ago, Digital ...


Deletion of single enzyme stops mice getting fat, no matter the diet:


A compelling study from a team of researchers at the University of Copenhagen has demonstrated a way to completely stop a body's ability to store fat. In experiments with mice, the team showed that genetically ...


Species similar to humans can't contract wildlife-killing disease (Chronic Wasting Disease) , 13-year study finds:


A 13-year study at Rocky Mountain Laboratories https://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/rocky-mountain-laboratories in Hamilton, Montana found no evidence that Chronic Wasting Disease can bridge the species barrier ...


Making ideas into reality at MIT's 'Future Factory':


For more than 30 years, MIT has been recruiting people with crazy ideas to work in their Media Lab, where life-changing inventions are created. 60 Minutes got a peek at what they're working on now ...


Forever Young: The Promise of Human Regeneration:


From lab-grown organs to tissue engineering, regenerative medicine holds the potential to deliver eternal life. How close are we to this new future of human health? Developmental biologists, biomedical ...


Anti-Alzheimer's antibodies clean out brain plaques in mice:


Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine have tested a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's. In mice tests, the team has demonstrated an antibody that can clear away the disease's ...


Forget the FitBit... A Tooth-Mounted Chip May Soon Track Nutrition:




MPG Ranch Research Conference - 3/20-22 - Missoula, Montana:


Please join MPG http://www.mpgranch.com at the Holiday Inn Parkside downtown in Missoula for our yearly research conference. MPG staff and supported researchers will present recent findings and describe ...


Anti-cancer drug improves autism-like behaviors in mouse experiments:


New research from the University at Buffalo has shown that an approved anticancer drug can significantly restore the social deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At this stage the effect ...


Bleached-white nanowood material promises exceptional insulating properties:


University of Maryland engineers have created a new insulating material capable of blocking at least 10 degrees more heat than styrofoam or silica aerogel. It's also 30 times stronger than styrofoam, ...


Researchers Invent Way to 'Hack' Into the Brain's Electrical Signals:




Crops successfully engineered to need 25 percent less water:


Scientists have revealed that a simple genetic tweak to overexpress a single protein in crops could result in the plants needing up to 25 percent less water to produce a regular yield. It's hoped the ...


NIH scientists at the The Rocky Mountain Lab in Hamilton, Montana adapt new test for Parkinson's, Dementia :


The Rocky Mountain Lab in Hamilton is helping with an international effort to create earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. Scientists who are developing a rapid, practical ...


Stanford breakthrough uses stem cells to create possible cancer vaccine:


An impressive new study from researchers at Stanford University has found that mice injected with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) display significant immune system responses to a variety ...


Functional human kidney tissue created from stem cells for the first time:


For the first time, scientists have successfully grown functioning human kidney tissue in the lab that is able to produce urine. The kidney tissue, generated from human stem cells, was implanted under ...


'White Heat' MSU researchers examine human risk taking when out in back country:


Every year Montana consistently ranks amongst the highest states in avalanche deaths. Between the 2008 and 2017 winter seasons 34 people have died in avalanches. Professor Jordy Hendrikx Director of ...


Amid opioid crisis, Butte, Montana's Bryan Roth building a better painkiller:


A "nobody, basically" during high school in Butte, decades later Bryan Roth is making headlines nationwide for a breakthrough that could be a major step toward painkillers that aren't addictive. Roth's ...


'Vaccine' kills cancer in mice:


Injecting small amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice eliminated all traces of cancer, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a new study. The approach ...


Alzheimer's blood test promises detection years before symptoms develop:


Amyloid beta deposits, or plaques, in the brain are the most commonly hypothesized causative agent behind Alzheimer's disease. A new breakthrough blood test, developed by an international team of scientists, ...


Is disrupted sleep an early sign of Alzheimer's disease? :


New research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found strong evidence that disruptions in sleep cycles could be an early, preclinical sign of Alzheimer's disease. A further ...


Life-extending protein could keep us healthier for longer:


Everybody wants to live longer, but really, what's the point of reaching your 120th birthday if your last 50 years will be spent in pain and too infirm to do much? Rather than focusing purely on a longer ...


Antibody breakthrough brings universal allergy treatment one step closer:


A team of European researchers has uncovered the mechanism behind an antibody that can potentially inactivate the body's allergic processes. The breakthrough brings researchers one step closer to developing ...


Blood test screens for 8 common kinds of cancer:



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