Thursday, March 28, 2013
Researchers from Duke University along with scientists from the US, the UK and New Zealand have identified genetic risk factors that may accelerate a teen's progression to becoming a lifelong heavy smoker.
A genetic mutation that prevents cell death may hold the key to treating deadly brain tumors, say Duke researchers in an article published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
On Wednesday, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University informed 2,897 applicants of their acceptance, making the regular decision acceptance rate 9.9 percent.
An international research collaboration, including Duke Medicine researchers has found five new regions of the human genome that are linked to increased risks for developing ovarian cancer.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A new Duke Art Annex mural will be unveiled on a 10,000 square foot building on Gattis Street on Friday A festival will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the annex to celebrate the mural’s completion.
A Lilly Pulitzer women’s clothing store is planned to open at The Streets at Southpoint this summer.
Juanita Nelson has been appointed executive director of the Durham Center for Senior Life.
The Duke Clinical Research Institute has been selected to run tests for a potential Hepatitis C cure. Benitec Biopharma Ltd., based in Sydney, Australia, is developing a drug to cure Hepatitis C and chose DCRI to run its Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials, the first in-human tests. Benitec has dubbed the drug TT-034.
The Triangle Business Journal has named its "40 Under 40" Leadership awards. The honorees will be recognized at an awards luncheon May 16 at the Durham Convention Center. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and end around 2 p.m.
Durham's American Underground startup incubator plans to expand with another 22,000 sq ft available for rent later this spring. There are plans for 50 companies in that 22k square footage - or less than 450 sq ft per company.
During the month of March, four appointees were named to City of Durham boards, committees or commissions. Michael P. Valentine was appointed to the Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission; David L. Davis was appointed to the Durham City-County Appearance Commission; Christopher A. Werner was appointed to the Durham City-County Environmental Affairs Board; and Edward L. Kwon was appointed to the Citizens Advisory Committee.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Triangle Business Journal named Durham-based Health Decision's CEO Michael Rosenberg , MD, MPH its 2013 Health Care Hero in the Innovator/Researcher category. Dr. Rosenberg was honored at an awards dinner March 21 at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Chez Moi is launching a food truck on Sunday during an event at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham. The truck will specialize in cakes fueled with rum, tequila, bourbon and vodka. They will also offer some of the cakes as ice cream sandwiches.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Newly identified mutations in a gene that makes cells immortal appear to play a pivotal role in three of the most common types of brain tumors, as well as cancers of the liver, tongue and urinary tract, according to research led by Duke Cancer Institute.
Seth Gross, owner of the downtown restaurant and brewery Bull City Burger and Brewery, is planning a second restaurant called Pompieri Pizza that would be at 102 City Hall Plaza at the Fire House at Roger’s Alley. The downtown property, currently empty, is owned by Durham's Greenfire Development.
Researchers from Durham's RTI International were awarded a two-year $5.4 million grant from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development to help children in rural Kenya learn to read and do math.
EMC Corporation announced that the company has earned LEED Gold – Commercial Interiors certification for Phases 1 and 2 of its 450,000 square foot Center of Excellence in Durham, North Carolina. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building rating and certification system of the U.S. Green Building Council .
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sequenom, a San Diego, Calif.,-based company expects a Durham Research Triangle Park laboratory to be operational later this year that would primarily be for processing a blood test for Down syndrome.
Starting this fall, Duke students can take Tibetan classes taught at the University of Virginia, part of a new distance learning venture aimed at broadening the availability of low-visibility languages.
Monday, March 18, 2013
In an effort to redevelop the Southside neighborhood, south of downtown Durham, eligible Duke University and Health System employees can qualify for loans and incentives that will cover up to $50,000 to purchase one of the 10 houses that are part of the initial project development.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Eight U.S. universities including Duke have established the Vest Scholarship program to spur international collaborations among graduate students whose studies are focused on tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges through engineering.
Durham-based Diaper Bank of North Carolina has launched with the help of Kidcycle and Watts Street Baptist Church. The Diaper Bank of North Carolina intends to supply diapers for children living in poverty.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business inched up one spot to #11 in the annual business school rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
In April, Pleiades Gallery will be open in Five Points in Downtown Durham. The fine arts gallery will be at 109 E. Chapel Hill St., in a building renovated by Center Studio Architecture.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Robert Calderbank, the Phillip Griffiths professor of computer science, mathematics and electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, has been appointed director of an interdisciplinary program designed to increase "big data" computational research, named the Information Initiative at Duke.
Dan Kiehart, a cell biologist and chair of Duke University's Department of Biology, has been appointed dean of the Natural Sciences Division within Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, effective July 1.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Duke University's Law School will launch an international human rights law clinic in the next academic year headed by Jayne Huckerby, a prominent human rights lawyer, advocate, and teacher, who will join the faculty July 1 as an associate clinical professor of law and director of the new clinic.
The Duke University Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Council voted to approve the creation of a global health major and minor for Duke undergraduates. The vote establishes one of the country’s first liberal arts majors in global health.
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute announced recently that it will open a center in Durham and offer orthopedic, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, cervical and lumbar spine therapy, rehabilitation, among other services.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Durham-based Organic Transit is taking its solar/pedal powered trike overseas. The ELF car will be presented at the CeBIT 2013 trade show in Hanover, Germany March 5-9 as one of 50 startup competition finalists.
Technology Commercialization Group (TCG) is joining forces with Life Science Consulting Network (LSCN), a German firm. The partnership is aimed at smoothing the path to market for new drugs and medical devices on both sides of the Atlantic.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Sentinel Data Centers, which is building a massive 420,000 square foot complex in Durham that will cost some $200 million, has hired Brian Baker to serve as vice president for Southeast Business Development, and Matthew Baker,who will serve as site director.