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Released: 26-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST
The Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. Renews Partnerships with Takeda and Bridge Medicines, LLC
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

To date, work done within the Tri-I TDI has resulted in the launch of two New York City–based companies and the licensing of six therapeutic discovery programs.

Newswise: Seeing starch: Novel technique enables gentle observation of biofuel materials
Released: 25-Feb-2020 2:45 PM EST
Seeing starch: Novel technique enables gentle observation of biofuel materials
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to peer deep into the nanostructure of biomaterials without damaging the sample. This novel technique can confirm structural features in starch, a carbohydrate important in biofuel production.

Newswise: Scientists use neutrons to try to develop better, less costly dental restorations
Released: 21-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
Scientists use neutrons to try to develop better, less costly dental restorations
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Teeth damaged by trauma or disease require treatment to look and feel as good as new, but the restorative materials available to dentists don’t always last and can be costly for patients. Researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's College of Dentistry are using neutrons at ORNL's High Flux Isotope Reactor to change that.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 10:45 AM EST
Random gene pulsing generates patterns of life
University of Cambridge

A team of Cambridge scientists working on the intersection between biology and computation has found that random gene activity helps patterns form during development of a model multicellular system.

Newswise: What is the Best Way to Encourage Innovation? Competitive Pay May be the Answer
Released: 12-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
What is the Best Way to Encourage Innovation? Competitive Pay May be the Answer
University of California San Diego

Economists and business leaders agree that innovation is a major force behind economic growth, but many disagree on what is the best way to encourage workers to produce the “think-outside-of-the-box” ideas. New research from UC San Diego indicates that competitive “winner-takes-all” pay structures are most effective.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Patient First for New Cell Engineering Platform
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

VICC is the first cancer center to enroll a patient in a clinical trial for this new technology developed by SQZ Biotechnologies of Watertown, Massachusetts. The investigational product is generated from the company’s technology that uses high-speed cell deformation to squeeze cells, creating a temporary disruption of their membranes and offering a window for the insertion of tumor antigens.

Newswise: Save Your Soybeans and Corn, Iowa’s ‘Goldilocks’ Period Won’t Last
Released: 3-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
Save Your Soybeans and Corn, Iowa’s ‘Goldilocks’ Period Won’t Last
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Over the past few decades, Iowa’s agriculture has experienced a period of consistently high yields. The perfect distribution and timing of humidity, rainfall and heat have led to bumper crops of corn and soybeans. This “Goldilocks” period is partly due to global warming, but experts believe farmers shouldn’t expect it to last. In Physics Today, scientists Eugene Takle and William Gutowski describe the challenges farmers could expect to see to maintaining high yields if global warming continues along predicted trends.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 4:40 PM EST
UW’s new WE-REACH center to accelerate development of the ‘most exciting’ biomedical discoveries
University of Washington

With $4 million in matching funds from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Washington has created a new integrated center to match biomedical discoveries with the resources needed to bring innovative products to the public and improve health.

Newswise: Speedy Recovery: New Corn Performs Better in Cold
Released: 29-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
Speedy Recovery: New Corn Performs Better in Cold
Boyce Thompson Institute

Nearly everyone on Earth is familiar with corn. Literally. Around the world, each person eats an average of 70 pounds of the grain each year, with even more grown for animal feed and biofuel.



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