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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 ...


Older Scientists Are Touted as Offering Untapped Value:


Federal funding agencies have been eager to support younger researchers, reflecting a widespread belief that nurturing the next generation is critical to ensuring the long-term success of the nation's ...


Here's the $20 Billion Reason to Consider Joining a Startup Accelerator:


Is there value in participating in a startup accelerator program? There's reason to believe that the answer is yes. To date, startups that have participated in one of the 200 such programs have raised ...


University of Montana, Partners Land $20M Grant to Address Native American Health Disparities:


The University of Montana and its partners recently received a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to address health disparities facing Native American communities in Montana ...


The sleep tracker that wakes you every 3 minutes to help you sleep better:


If a partner or a pet kept waking you up three minutes after you fell asleep, you'd be kicking them out of bed pretty quickly, but a new sleep tracker does just that, with the goal of training insomniacs ...


McLaughlin Research director George Carlson leaving for California lab - Urges Support for Montana Initiative 181:


George Carlson, longtime director and senior researcher at McLaughlin Research Institute, is resigning both posts at the end of the year. Carlson, who had been leading the small but respected Great ...


How 'tattoo therapy' might treat multiple sclerosis:


Scientists are investigating a way to use temporary tattoos that deliver nanoparticles to treat autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis. "Placed just under the skin, the carbon-based particles ...


More evidence backs transposon theory of aging:


"So far there have been associations and suggestions that to all of us make sense, but the difference in science is that you need the data to back up your opinion." Posted by David Orenstein-Brown Full ...


Google Kicks Off Third Edition of Launchpad Accelerator Programme:


US tech giant Google on Thursday asked for applications to attend the next session of its Launchpad Accelerator programme through which startups can utilise Googles mentorship and product access to scale ...


Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana providing invaluable help for Chilton Skis:


At first, George Gaines thought he'd sell the backcountry skis made with local wood for some $700. Then, the Ph.D. student at the University of Montana took his business idea for Chilton Skis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvABcVpT-0g ...


Protein successfully combats Alzheimer's in mice :


Our understanding of Alzheimer's, a neurodegenerative condition that, according to Alzheimer's Disease International, affects a staggering 46.8 million people across the globe, is constantly improving. ...


NASA to companies: Please tell us your wildest business ideas for space:


As NASA prepares to stop funding the International Space Station in about a decade, the agency is inviting companies to use the science lab to test their wildest space-business ideas while they still ...


NASA opens doors to the public, offers free access to research:


The space agency has launched a new portal https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/funder/nasa/ for the public to access scientific data without parting with a penny. By Charlie Osborne Full Story: ...


MSU and partners awarded $20 million grant ­­to address Native health disparities in Montana and Alaska:


Montana State University and several partners have received a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to address health disparities facing Native communities in Montana and ...


Enhancing National Laboratory Partnership and Commercialization Opportunities:


National laboratories play a critical role in building the nation's innovation capacity and driving our economy. At Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne), we are working on developing a reliable, ...


Canadian Doctors Have Successfully Reversed the Effects of MS in a Patient Using Stem Cells:


Canadian doctors have managed to reverse severe MS using stem cells, virtually eliminating it from a patient's body. Jennifer Molson had crippling MS before she participated in a study that involved chemotherapy ...

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