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Scientists Use Stem Cells to Grow Functioning 3D Brain Tissue:




These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator:


Y Combinator is responsible for many successes in the startup world, certainly more than its fellow accelerators, which are all known to provide early-stage companies with a seed investment -- in YC's ...


MSU researchers win $1.5 million for developing carbon dioxide-converting membrane:


A special ceramic slurry and a conveyor belt whose surface is minus 30 degrees are some of the things a Montana State University researcher will use to help turn carbon dioxide into useful products. "It's ...


Target's newest incubator is looking for 'save the world' kind of stuff:




New Research Might Mean the End of Flu Shots:




Funnel-web spider venom found to contain potent killer of skin cancer cells:


Discoveries of potentially life-saving peptides in the venom of deadly animals are, counter-intuitively, not all that rare. Scorpions, rattlesnakes and funnel-web spiders have all provided scientists ...


Ignite Northwest - Moving Companies that Move the Market:




PepsiCo launches North American startup accelerator program:


PepsiCo, an American multinational food, snack, and the world's largest beverage company, today launches its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator program in North America, an innovation initiative designed ...


Lab-grown brain bits open windows to the mind -- and a maze of ethical dilemmas:


Xuyu Qian yanked open an incubator door at the University of Pennsylvania to reveal rows of cylindrical tubes swirling, like shaken-up snow globes, with a strange and exotic flurry. The pale, peppercorn-sized ...


The Best Advice For Student Founders, From Student Founders - Techstars:


It's back to school time, founders! We can just smell the new books and excitement as students get ready for a new year. Why are we so excited about the new school year? Because we know that for some ...


Opinion: University research leads to life-changing, life-improving breakthroughs:




Y Combinator is funding a nonprofit that advocates for meat alternatives:




The first human trials of this experimental, cancer-killing drug could change everything:


Properly mixed, the medicine came out as a dark brown liquid. A nurse brought the intravenous bag to the side of a recliner, where a man with brain cancer sat. The nurse hung the plump bag on a stand ...


Montana State University Billings professor snags grant for research of rare neurological disease:


The grant, from the National Institutes of Health, is aimed at smaller research institutions. MSUB announced last week that Lynn George, an assistant professor of molecular biology, secured a grant for ...


With $50K on the line, Missoula tech company hones business plan at accelerator:


A Missoula tech firm joined six other startups from across the state to participate in the inaugural HpyerAccelerator program hosted by Early Stage MT, and came home better prepared. Superior Traffic ...


Blood test to detect early-stage melanoma developed:


Melanoma, the most common type of skin cancer, is traditionally detected via observing changes in irregular moles, and then conducting a skin biopsy for full confirmation. A team from Edith Cowan University ...


UM Researchers Receive $700,000 in NIH Funding to Study Tick-Borne Lyme Disease:


University of Montana researchers Dan Drecktrah and Scott Samuels were recently awarded $449,998 from the National Institutes of Health for the first year of a five-year project to study the bacterium ...


Michael J. Fox: Working towards cure for Parkinson's "one of the great gifts of my life" - Drug that stops progression of Parkinson's disease heads for human trials:


An exciting experimental drug developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine has been found to stop the progression of Parkinson's disease in live mice models. The new drug could be the first medication ...


Scientists single out gene that triggers aging symptoms:


The steady march of aging might not have to be so steady, according to a growing body of research. Now a team from the University at Buffalo has isolated a single gene that controls senescence, the process ...


With this startup's help, gene-editing tech will soon be everywhere:


CRISPR is both cheap and could treat major diseases like cancer, but a lot of small labs just don't have the capacity to edit genes in-house. So this startup is shipping modified cells directly to scientists ...


Zero to $3.5 billion: U of T honorary degree recipient Ilse Treurnicht built MaRS into an innovation powerhouse:


Now one of the world's largest urban innovation hubs, MaRS is today home to some 6,000 people from 150 organizations who have collectively raised over $3.5 billion in capital in areas that include health, ...


Gastric bypass "surgery in a pill" points to inspired new treatment for diabetes:


While gastric-bypass, or bariatric, surgery can be a very successful weight-loss treatment option for those suffering from obesity, it has also been seen to be extraordinarily effective in reversing ...


"Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons:


In breakthrough new research described as "somewhat mind-boggling," a team at Stanford University has developed a technique than can transform human immune cells found in a regular blood sample into ...


Up and running: Blackfoot's innovation lab looks to shape Missoula's technology future:




Smoothing the wrinkles in our cells could be a key to reversing aging:


Science is often a piecemeal process, with each small, new discovery adding another insight into the mysterious mechanisms behind how our bodies work. A new finding from the University of Virginia School ...


Injectable hydrogel helps brain tissue regrow after stroke in mice:


The brain may be an incredible organ, but it has its weaknesses - for example, it struggles to repair itself after sustaining damage from injury or stroke. Now, researchers from the University of California, ...


Montana State University scientists discovery in Yellowstone 'extremely relevant' to origin of life:


Montana State University scientists have found a new lineage of microbes living in Yellowstone National Park's thermal features that sheds light on the origin of life, the evolution of archaeal life and ...


Digital Sandbox's proof-of-concept program helps launch Kansas City startups:


In a startup ecosystem as large as Kansas City's, it can be difficult for an entrepreneur to know where to start when looking for resources to help them launch their vision. Five years ago, Digital ...


Deletion of single enzyme stops mice getting fat, no matter the diet:


A compelling study from a team of researchers at the University of Copenhagen has demonstrated a way to completely stop a body's ability to store fat. In experiments with mice, the team showed that genetically ...


Species similar to humans can't contract wildlife-killing disease (Chronic Wasting Disease) , 13-year study finds:


A 13-year study at Rocky Mountain Laboratories https://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/rocky-mountain-laboratories in Hamilton, Montana found no evidence that Chronic Wasting Disease can bridge the species barrier ...

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