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Scientists aim to wipe out dementia and other diseases of aging:


The objective is not to extend life span but to extend "health span" -- the period of life during which people are healthy and active -- and shorten the amount of time, often during one's final years, ...


CRISPR breakthrough treats diseases like diabetes without cutting DNA:


The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool shows incredible promise in treating a wide range of diseases, from HIV to cancer. But the technology isn't without controversy, as the long term effects of cutting DNA ...


These 12 People Are Changing Science:


On Sunday, some of the smartest minds in science and math will gather at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley for the Breakthrough Prize, one of the biggest prizes in science. Several ...


Research Summit highlights public interaction with scientists at the Williston area's three research labs:


One of the most common questions plant pathologist Audrey Kalil heard last year was also one she couldn't answer definitively. The question was: What are the risks with planting seed contaminated ...


Montana State University researchers developing improved technology for disease diagnosis:


Montana State University researchers are working to develop a new technology that could make diagnosis of malaria and other diseases more accessible, potentially improving treatment for millions of people ...


Bill Gates just gave us 50 million ways to re-think the human brain :


The Microsoft billionaire and philanthropist donated $50 million this week to fight Alzheimer's. Together with company co-founder Paul Allen, the two remind us how devastating a hobbled brain is to anyone ...


Scientists discover gene that could be making you fat:


We all have that annoying skinny friend who seems to be able to eat anything and never put on weight, yet others struggle to keep the pounds off despite calorie counting and healthy eating. Now new research ...


MSU researchers developing improved technology for disease diagnosis:


Montana State University researchers are working to develop a new technology that could make diagnosis of malaria and other diseases more accessible, potentially improving treatment for millions of people ...


Anti-aging breakthrough could extend healthspan by making old cells young again:


Rather than just focusing on increasing lifespan, one field of anti-aging research is concerned with extending healthspan - the stretch of our life we spend healthy. After all, there's no point living ...


At this unusual startup accelerator, being gay is a prerequisite:




Does Alzheimer's originate outside the brain?:


Scientists have long thought that Alzheimer's disease originates in the brain, but new research suggests that a key protein that triggers the disease could be carried to the brain from elsewhere in the ...


MSU researchers receive $1.8 million to study methane-converting microbes in Yellowstone National Park:


Montana State University researchers have received $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation for a project to study methane-consuming microbes and develop ways of using them to make commercial ...


The Hunt for the Brain-Eating Amoebas of Yellowstone:


It was a lovely September day in Yellowstone's Boiling River, which was not, in fact, boiling. Tourists trundled through the shallow water and dipped in where it was deeper. A herd of elk even waded through ...


U.S. timber industry failing to invest in research and development, report says:


A group of industry analysts finds the U.S. forest products industry has fallen far behind in producing new things out of wood. "Many traditional forest product markets have matured or declined," the ...


Startup Accelerators Aren't Banking on Exits Any More:




Biomarker could lead to CTE diagnosis during life:


A new biomarker could potentially allow for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnoses in living patients. CTE, a progressive degenerative brain disease found in people with a history of repeated ...


The search for secret ingredients: University of Washington gets grant to invent new materials that could power the next big technology :


Turning skyscrapers into giant solar panels. Making computers faster and data encryption more powerful. With a $15.6 million, six-year grant from the National Science Foundation, those are some of ...


Can injecting Zika into brain kill deadly glioblastoma?:


A new study shows the Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells--the kind of cells most resistant to standard treatments. The findings suggest the lethal power of the virus could be directed at malignant ...


This Millennial Runs An Incubator - Here's What She Looks For In A Startup:


By the time she graduated from college, Rachael Meleney had worked in and around dozens of early-stage startups. So when Duke University's Center for Advanced Hindsight was looking for someone to start ...


MSU research excels, setting record of $130.8 million in research and contracts expenditures :


Work by Montana State University students and scientists in fields such as biochemistry, the environment, health and physics pushed the university to one of its strongest years ever for research. Research ...


How co-working space and incubators differ:


Recently I had the opportunity to join in on an Office of Community and Rural Affairs Listening Session in Sullivan. The information shared by regional residents was valuable and it fostered ...


Incidence of Colon Cancer Rates Are up in Younger, White People:


More Americans are dying from colon cancer at younger ages, and researchers are not sure why. New statistics from the American Cancer Society show death rates from colon cancer have been increasing ...


Beyond Incubators and Accelerators - Introducing a New Level of Actuator:


While there are now dozens of examples of cities successfully transforming themselves into hyper connected, digital domains with layers of connected things, systems and people, Bob Mazer, a pioneer in ...


Scientists unclog genetic brain blockade in mice with Alzheimer's:


Researchers at MIT have uncovered a new potential treatment for reversing memory loss of Alzheimer's sufferers. The technique targets an enzyme known as HDAC2, which blocks genes vital to memory formation ...


A key to restoring youthful brain plasticity could be in a single gene:


As we age, our brains slowly lose the ability to learn, remember, adapt and heal from injury. This flexibility is known as brain plasticity, and it explains why youngsters can soak up information like ...


MSUB fungal research has potential to fight bark beetles:


A discovery by scientists at Montana State University Billings may help forest managers battle the next epidemic of bark beetles. Research at the university found that a specific molecule, as well ...


UM Geosciences Department Receives Grant to Develop Remote Sensing Technologies:


Researchers in the geosciences department at the University of Montana received a $750,000 NASA EPSCoR grant to develop and apply remote sensing technologies to study hydrology on Montana's agricultural ...


In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos:


Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos, according to a study published ...


Centennial incubator plans coworking office expansion to Illinois, complete with STEM school, housing:


The Innovation Pavilion on Tuesday named Joliet, Ill., a Chicago suburb, as the next city to get its own innovation campus. The Centennial-based incubator company, which likes to open hubs in suburban ...


11 incubators that are shaping social entrepreneurs into powerful changemakers:



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