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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:




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 ...

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