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Hamilton lab unravels virus mystery-Research shows how strep virus turns into flesh-eater

What causes a perfectly predictable little bug like A Streptococcus – the nasty buggers behind strep throat – to morph into a flesh-eating monster? By JENNIFER McKEE of the Missoulian State Bureau For years, scientists…

Are Your Employees Terrified of Making Mistakes?

If your employees are afraid of the consequences of making a mistake, your business will suffer. Usually, the source of such reluctance to make mistakes can be traced back to the company’s owners or upper…

Spokane Group banking on biotech payoff

Initiative aims to bring more medical research money into Spokane region Dr. Harold Mielke envisions applied medical research as the key to prosperity in the Spokane region. Carla K. Johnson Spokesman Review Staff writer "In…

Idaho may see better economic times

Economist sees signs that state will recover As the Kempthorne administration makes the final calculations on just how bad its financial problems were in the last budget year, a regional economist is forecasting an improving…

Rocky Mountain Laboratories: Concern of contamination tops citizen comment

A panel of officials got an earful Monday from citizens concerned about Rocky Mountain Laboratories’ planned construction of a highly secure biological laboratory in Hamilton. by JENNY JOHNSON Ravalli Republic Staff Reporter More that 50…

She Knows How to Play the Game

The startup revolution is as much about the democratization of capital as it is about the creation of new technologies. So why do women-led companies still receive only 4.6% of all venture funding? by Katharine…

A Legal How-To for Start-Ups

Little-known legal tips to help you start your business hassle-free You’re very excited to start your venture, but you need to know the legal landmines to avoid before you hang your shingle. We got the…

When Patenting Works

Owning the Future Despite its flaws, the system does protect inventors against big companies who might usurp their ideas. By Seth Shulman MIT Enterprise Technology Review In April, after four years of bitter and expensive…

UNM tech transfer preps first full-fledged spinoff

Like most university technology transfer programs, the goal of the University of New Mexico’s Science and Technology Corporation (STC) has always been to garner returns on research performed by students and faculty and to stimulate…

Going Green Makes Good Business Sense

Green can be good, says Harvard Business School professor Forest L. Reinhardt. In a recent reunion session for alumni, he outlined how environmentally-minded company policies can make good strategic sense for business. Here are some…