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$200M Gift Supporting Translational Research, Start-Up Incubator

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School is the recipient of a gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to develop innovative treatments, apply advanced digital technologies, and accelerate biotech and life science start-up companies. . . . → Read More: $200M Gift Supporting Translational Research, Start-Up Incubator

Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City

Munich airport

An engineering lab at MIT and the R&D hub at Munich, Germany’s international airport are studying the use of digital technologies to improve urban life, using the hub’s campus as a laboratory. . . . → Read More: Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City

Science Can Help Make Products Which Last Forever

The argument that planned obsolescence is a negative force that harms consumers doesn’t really make sense. . . . → Read More: Science Can Help Make Products Which Last Forever

Rapid Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics System Advances

MRSA bacteria

Developers of a system that uses high-speed genomic analysis with standard semiconductor chips say they demonstrated an ability to sequence bacterial DNA directly from raw blood samples. . . . → Read More: Rapid Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics System Advances

NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Glass-metal welding samples

The federal government’s space agency is supporting two projects for improving the capabilities of astronauts to create and repair their equipment during space travel. . . . → Read More: NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Will Your Business Weather ‘The Big One’?

This refers to a cataclysmic storm or seismic event that is always on the horizon. . . . → Read More: Will Your Business Weather ‘The Big One’?

Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

Apple smartwatch

clinical trial is enrolling more than 400,000 participants to test an app written for an Apple smartwatch to detect atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heart rhythms. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

FDA Clears Some Drug Reaction Genetic Tests, Warns About Others

DNAmolcule model

The Food and Drug Administration cleared a consumer genetics company’s tests for gene variations associated with effective or adverse drug reactions, but warned about similar tests from non-authorized providers. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Some Drug Reaction Genetic Tests, Warns About Others

Leading Your Construction Business At Ground Level

You need to lead every aspect of your business on the ground, show your face and learn by doing. . . . → Read More: Leading Your Construction Business At Ground Level

Synthetic DNA Company Raising $70 Million in IPO

NASDAQ share price display

A 5 year-old enterprise developing synthetic DNA for medical and agricultural chemicals, as well as data storage, is raising $70 million in its initial public stock offering. . . . → Read More: Synthetic DNA Company Raising $70 Million in IPO