Category Venture Capital

NIH Agrees to $1.4 million in Funding for 23andMe

Less than a year since the US Food and Drug Administration ordered 23andMe, the leading personalized genetic testing company to cease and desist in DNA testing without the proper medical protocols, the National Institute of Health (“NIH”) has awarded the company a $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support the further development of 23andMe’s web-based […]

US Senator Tom Harkin (D – Iowa) plans to introduce the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act to restore lost NIH funding

New York: According to Genomeweb Daily News, US Senator Tom Harkin (D – Iowa) plans to introduce new legislation later this month called the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act in an effort to let NIH restore some of the funding it has lost in recent years due to flat budgets and sequestration, Jennifer Zeitzer, director of […]

Seth’s Blog: The self-driving reset of just about everything in our cities

Seth describes a world where the “car” is no longer the king. We already have the science to make all of this possible. We have witnessed major traffic jams in large cities that took several days to unsnarl and start flowing again. I recommend you read and think for a few minutes about just how […]

Eurovision Song Contest: sustainability a ‘focal point’ for host Copenhagen

Building the sustainable urban environment will not happen by accident. Global leaders are gathering in Copenhagen to discuss strategies for continued expansion and acceleration of the effort. Learn More: Eurovision Song Contest: sustainability a ‘focal point’ for host Copenhagen.

NIH is awarding some mhealth grants: Here’s what they’re looking for

The inevitable use of smartphones and mobile devices are making their way into our every day lives and are helping people manage their health outcomes. The National Institutes of Health has started a new mhealth grants program offering awards of up to $500,000. The NIH is a accepting applications today through May. Technologies that address self management of […]

Can St. Louis become the next tech hub?

St. Louis has all of the ingredients to make it to the next level. Four major universities that are pumping our new technologies in health and bioscience, a willingness to invest in themselves and most important have learned the need to “collaborate.”

Forbes: New Orleans, San Antonio tied for #1 as City with the largest BrainPower Gain 2007-2012

New Orleans: Citing a strong local economy and the lower cost of doing business in the South, New Orleans tied San Antonio as the #1 cities for attracting college grads 2007-2012. The city’s post-Katrina redevelopment and expansion of the film, technology and the biotech industries have given rise to Economist  Joel Louisiana offers the country’s […]