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Author: http://medicine.buffalo.edu


Source: http://medicine.buffalo.edu


Interest: The UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is a key collaborator on $4.3 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support neuroscience and pediatric vision research.


Link: http://medicine.buffalo.edu/news_and_events/news.host.html/content/shared/smbs/news/2011/10/nih-suny-reach-grants-068.detail.html

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Author: http://westernfarmpress.com


Source: http://westernfarmpress.com


Interest: University of California researchers will receive more than $6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2011 Specialty Crop Block Grant program, which is intended to enhance agricultural markets, address environmental concerns, protect plant health, provide farmers with scientifically tested production techniques and increase food safety.


Link: http://westernfarmpress.com/government/uc-forefront-specialty-crop-research

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Author: Alisha Azevedo


Source: http://www.dailycal.org


Interest: As UC Berkeley awaits a verdict on whether the federal government will pay a greater portion of its indirect costs of research this year, the campus finds itself at a disadvantage compared to private research universities.


Link: http://www.dailycal.org/2011/10/19/uc-berkeley-lags-competitors-in-recovering-costs-of-research/

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Author: Donna Goodison


Source: news.bostonherald.com


Interest: Drugs to treat central nervous system disorders are the focus of a new Boston start-up launched by Third Rock Ventures.


Link: http://news.bostonherald.com/business/healthcare/view/2011_1018third_rock_launches_sage_therapeutics_with_35m_in_funding/srvc=home&position=recent

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Author: Barney Koszalka


Source: NeurOp


Interest: NeurOp, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing new treatments for central nervous system disorders, today announced that it is one of 40 companies selected to participate in the 2011-2012 Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and managed and executed by the Larta Institute.


Link: http://pharmalive.com/News/Index.cfm?articleid=808453

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Author: Ankita Saxena


Source: technicianonline.com


Interest: Hassan is developing a salmonella vaccine that aims to make poultry and eggs safe for human consumption and to prevent foodborne diseases.


Link: http://www.technicianonline.com/features/creating-vaccine-for-both-poultry-and-humans-1.2654615#.Tp6CcnLpeT8

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Author: Richard Adhikari


Source: technewsworld.com


Interest: Researchers at Northwestern University have created a hybrid nanomaterial consisting of electrically conductive particles coated with a positively charged chemical and surrounded by negatively charged atoms.


Link: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/And-Now-for-Something-Completely-Different-Nanostuff-Lets-Computers-Remake-Themselves-73529.html

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Author: healthcanal.com


Source: healthcanal.com


Interest: A new technology from the University of Minnesota has resulted in a startup that may help prolong the lives of victims suffering from massive blood loss or trauma.


Link: http://www.healthcanal.com/public-health-safety/22032-New-startup-may-save-lives-victims-massive-blood-loss-and-trauma.html

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Author: Michael Linhorst


Source: cornellsun.com


Interest: ornell will partner with The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in its bid to win New York City’s competition for a new applied science and engineering campus, the University announced Tuesday.


Link: http://www.cornellsun.com/section/news/content/2011/10/18/cornell-partner-technion-tech-campus-proposal

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Author: canadafreepress.com


Source: canadafreepress.com


Interest: The International Energy Agency suggests that 1.4 billion people worldwide still lack access to electricity in their homes.


Link: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/41415

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Author: La Monica Everett-Haynes


Source: uanews.org


Interest: With recorded success developing a self-learning robot, a UA team of researchers is working under a five-year, $3 million grant to improve what the robot is teaching itself.


Link: http://uanews.org/node/42405

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Author: Jim Hilgen


Source: delawarefirst.org


Interest: After a daylong hearing in a packed House Chamber at Legislative Hall, the Public Service Commission (PSC) unanimously approved a deal that paves the way to bring fuel cell technology to Delaware.


Link: http://www.delawarefirst.org/18847-bloom-hearing-delaware

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Author: Saybrook University


Source: triplepundit.com


Interest: In early September, U.S. President Barack Obama withdrew an EPA air-quality standard for Big Oil and the manufacturing industry that was meant to reduce ground-level ozone down from 75 parts per billion to between 60 and 70 parts per billion.


Link: hhttp://www.triplepundit.com/2011/10/president-obama-retracted-epa-ozone-standards/

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Author: Chad Lawhorn


Source: LJ World


Interest: Mencuro Therapeutics Inc. has agreed to move into the Bioscience and Technology Business Center Expansion Facility near Bob Billings Parkway and Wakarusa Drive. The company uses research developed by KU researcher Tom Prisinzano and Laura Bohn, a neuroscientist at The Scripps Research Institute in Florida. That pair teamed up with colleagues Robert Karr and Randy Weiss to launch the company earlier this year.


Link: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/oct/17/medical-startup-locate-kus-biosciences-incubator/

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Author: Nick Budnick, The Oregonian


Source: Oregon Live


Interest: Scientists also were issued 12 U.S. patents, and the university also produced 49 agreements to commercialize intellectual property owned by OHSU. In all, the office spent between $3.5 million and $3.8 million to pursue commercialization, Pradhan said. The university's academic culture has shifted significantly in the last seven years, Pradhan said, adding that in 2004 his office reached 30 to 35 research agreements totaling $2.5 to 43 million dollars.


Link: http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2011/10/oregon_health_science_universi_4.html

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Author: Chris Reidy


Source: Boston.com


Interest: Third Rock Ventures LLC, a Boston venture capital firm, announced the formation of Sage Therapeutics, a company that looks to develop new treatments for central nervous system disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, pain, and traumatic brain injury.


Link: http://www.boston.com/Boston/businessupdates/2011/10/third-rock-ventures-launches-sage-therapeutics-with-series-financing/vobuOYoEzG1t1wbkaE7BkL/index.html

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Author: Frank Vinluan


Source: MedCity News


Interest: Triangle Research Labs, or TRL, will focus on screening drug compounds before they go into clinical studies. This predictive toxicity testing can quickly identify toxic compounds, which saves drug companies time and money in drug discovery and development.


Link: http://www.medcitynews.com/2011/10/new-cro-triangle-research-labs-formed-in-hamner-joint-venture/

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Author: Meghan Kelly


Source: Venture Beat


Interest: The Start Fund awards $150,000 to each startup brought into the incubator. Ron Conway of SV Angels and Yuri Milner of investment firm DTS have been running the show on their own since January. With Andreessen-Horowitz’s inclusion, the three will each put $50,000 of convertible debt into the pot. The amount is static and does not change per startup, everyone receives $150,000. Andreessen-Horowitz will participate in the next Y Combinator startup event at the end of October.


Link: http://venturebeat.com/2011/10/14/andreessen-horowitz-to-give-50k-to-all-y-combinator-startups-through-start-fund/

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Author: Ryan Flinn


Source: Bloomberg


Interest: The fund stands out because investors have had a harder time raising money this year. U.S. venture capital fundraising fell 53 percent to $1.72 billion during the third quarter, the lowest amount since the third quarter of 2003, according to the National Venture Capital Association.


Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-17/sofinnova-raises-largest-life-sciences-venture-fund-this-year.html

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Author: Soo Kim


Source: Third Age


Interest: Georgia Institute of Technology was joined by three other major research institutions last week, in receiving a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the advancement of children’s medical devices, News Medical reported Thursday.


Link: http://www.thirdage.com/news/georgia-institute-of-technology-gets-fda-grant-for-research_10-16-2011

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