Friday, June 21, 2013
Duke Medicine researchers have identified a receptor in the nervous system that may be key to preventing epilepsy following a prolonged period of seizures.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
A pioneer in plant genetics engineering, the Durham Research Triangle Park-based researcher Mary-Dell Chilton (along with two others) was named the 2013 World Food Prize Laureate, an award for improving the quality, quantity or availability of food.
Eboo Pharma, a young Durham biotechnology company has landed a grant of up to $1.5 million from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Engineers at the Pratt School of Engineering have been awarded four five-year $1.5 million Department of Defense Grants for research ranging in topics from transparent conductors to acoustic cloaking in water to undersea sensing.
The Durham office building at 2605 Meridian Parkway has been sold to a Charlotte real estate investor for $5.2 million.
Monday, June 17, 2013
MetLife has found a temporary home for the 250 information technology workers it plans to hire by the end of this year and will be establishing its first base of operations at the Imperial Center office park in Durham.
Sam's Quik Shop is planning to open a location in South Durham on NC 54 across from the Hope Valley Commons Shopping Center.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
The Durham-based economic development group NC IDEA has awarded Durham "Food GPS" startup INRFOOD a $42,000 grant and neuromarketing technology startup NeuroSpire a $46,000 grant. The grants are non-dillutive for the company owners are are intended to help accelerate business growth.
The Durham Lions Club honored Johnny Fitch and Kaaren Johanson with the Melvin Jones Fellowships from Lions Club International. The Durham Lions Club Achievement Award was presented to Greg Bolt. The Service Award was awarded to Vic Moore. The Lion Cub of the Year, was presented to Kevin Klein.
The Rev. Anne E. Hodges-Copple will be consecrated as bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, a jurisdiction that includes the state’s two largest cities. The ceremony will be held Saturday at Duke Chapel.
Duke's new Medical Pavilion has 608,000 square feet of energy-efficient space, a new ground-floor café and a serene interfaith chapel.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, the winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division I men’s basketball, was honored as the recipient of the 2013 Dick Enberg Award, presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A store selling Vans-brand skateboard shoes and clothing is planned to open this summer at The Streets at Southpoint along with Apricot Lane, a women's clothing store.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Hope Valley Square retail center, located at 3710 Shannon Rd. and anchored by one of the busiest U.S. Postal Service offices in Durham, has been sold to DNA Partners of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. for $7.7 million, more than triple the price paid for the property five years ago. The retail center is 40,524-square-feet with tenants that include the U.S. Postal Service and three popular Durham restaurants: Only Burger, Bull Street Gourmet & Market and Pop’s Backdoor South.
Duke women's basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie has promoted Hernando Planells to assistant coach and hired Michele Van Gorp as director of recruiting operations.
Duke University Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White has been named one of four NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision recipients of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award announced on Tuesday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
Monday, June 10, 2013
Mechanics and Farmers Bank honored William A. “Billy” Marsh Jr., the bank’s former general counsel. and Vivian Patterson with the 2013 Mechanics and Farmers Bank Founders Award.
John Collins, forensic science policy and management advisor at Durham's RTI International, has received the 2013 Briggs J. White Award for excellence in forensic sciences management.
Duke has received a commitment of up to $62 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to launch a program that will advance research in treating antibiotic resistant bacterial infections.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Chris Heivly and David Neal are rebranding the Durham-based startup accelerator as "The Startup Factory" as part of a strategy to broaden its appeal to new companies and possible investors in those emerging ventures.
In a first-of-its-kind operation in the United States, a team of doctors at Duke University Hospital helped create a bioengineered blood vessel and transplanted it into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Danielle Parsons has been promoted to Assistant Director of Sales at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham. Previously Parsons was Sales Manager at the hotel.
The Indy Week has released its "Best of the Triangle 2013 Readers' Choice Poll Winners and Finalists.
BioAgilytix Labs has nabbed a yet-to-be-disclosed sum from Riverside Partners. The Durham-based contract laboratory, which works with customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agriculture industries, plan to use the funds to accelerate growth.
The Duke Endowment has committed $5 million to the Duke University School of Law to support the operations of its Center for Judicial Studies.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Durham-based coffee roasting company Counter Culture Coffee is holding its second official Cup Tasters Challenge on Thursday. The challenge will start at 7 p.m. Thursday at the company’s Training Center at 4911 S. Alston Ave., where it holds coffee education programs. The challenge is $5, open to the public and free to watch.
Duke swimming and diving head coach Dan Colella has announced the addition of Nunzio Esposto to the Blue Devil coaching staff. A successful coach on the Olympic, national and collegiate levels, Esposto will serve as the program’s head diving coach.
Triangle Curling Club leaders took a step closer to realizing their vision of building a dedicated curling facility in Durham with the purchase of 7 acres on So Hi Drive near the Research Triangle Park.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
An agreement has been signed to make Durham's Smith Breeden Associates a subsidiary of Amundi, a Paris-based firm that had about $955 billion in assets under management as of March. The Durham firm, which has about $6.4 billion in assets under management, will change its name to Amundi Smith Breeden following the acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of September.
Investigators at Duke Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco have been selected to oversee a nationwide research program on antibacterial resistance, which includes a focus on the growing unmet challenges associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and E. coli.
Duke University will induct seven new members into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, October 11. The following are slated for induction: Matt Andresen (fencing), Wes Chesson (football), Julie Exum Breuer (tennis), Jay Heaps (soccer), John Rennie (coach), Dr. Georgia Schweitzer Beasley (basketball) and Jason Williams (basketball).
The Duke Divinity School has received $5.74 million to continue its work with the Clergy Health Initiative.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Plans have been filed with Durham City-County Planning for a proposed second Zaxby’s restaurant to be built in southern Durham on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway near Walmart, McDonald’s and the Valley Creek Center.
A location of the Tex-Mex restaurant chain Tijuana Flats is planned to open in 2,468 square feet of renovated space on 703 Ninth Street at the Shops at Erwin Mill in late summer.
The state’s largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, is planning to vacate its longtime Chapel Hill headquarters and consolidate its Triangle operations in Durham on University Drive where it already owns and occupies six buildings.