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As private funding of biomedical research soars, new risks arise
Academic medical centers (AMCs) in the US are navigating an increasing shift in research funding from historic public funding (e.g., NIH) to private sources such as pharma and biotech companies, foundations, and charities, raising a host of new issues related to collaborative research models, intellectual property rights, and scientific and ethical oversight. (2017-11-27)
Influence of technology acquisition on organizational performance studied in Iran
80 international companies from Iran were selected, and 320 respondents in key managerial positions were questioned. (2018-05-08)
New 3-D technology improving patient care for complex kidney surgeries
Surgeons use unique 3-D solution to prepare for complex surgery that includes a glasses-free 3-D monitor in the operating room that allows them to navigate patient's atypical anatomy. (2017-03-09)
Universities drive innovation in the classroom
The current issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors ® (19.2) examines innovation from the university perspective, highlighting what the most innovative institutions and educators worldwide are doing to prepare future engineers and industry leaders to effectively manage IP to grow their companies and the global economy as a whole. (2017-10-27)
Improved treatment for alcohol use disorders, chronic pain, mood disorders
A Purdue University team is making drug discoveries to support millions around the world dealing with alcohol use disorders, chronic pain and mood disorders. (2019-01-03)
Align funding with innovations in health care to improve patient outcomes
To encourage innovation in health care, governments need to move away from current siloed funding to funding that encourages collaboration among providers in managing patients who need care in a variety of settings, argue the authors of an analysis in CMAJ. (2018-08-13)
Novel blueprint for faster implementation of more evidence-based healthcare solutions
Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute investigators have developed and tested Agile Implementation -- a catalytic platform for transforming the current healthcare delivery system (HC 1.0) into a patient and family centric, high reliability, learning healthcare delivery system (HC 2.0). (2018-03-26)
Business investment in innovation pays off
Firms need to invest in innovation in order to create new technologies and move the economy forward, according to new research from the University of Houston. (2016-10-02)
McMaster University unveils world's most advanced microscope
The most advanced and powerful electron microscope on the planet -- capable of unprecedented resolution -- has been installed in the new Canadian Center for Electron Microscopy at McMaster University. (2008-10-20)
Study finds diversity boosts innovation in US companies
A recent study finds that taking steps to foster diversity makes a company more innovative, in terms of product innovations, patents created and citations on patents -- meaning the relevant innovations are also used to develop new technologies. (2018-01-09)
CCNY-led team develops cancer imaging aid from horse chestnuts
Research at The City College of New York shows that cancer imaging can be simplified by a photonic process utilizing molecules derived from horse chestnuts. (2017-12-12)
Building on the foundations of innovation
The new issue of Technology and Innovation has a special section on the 2016 NAI Conference, including articles on gender and bias in science, the history of the National Academy of Inventors, alternative rubber crops, and the next industrial revolution. (2017-03-10)
System allows surveillance cameras to 'talk' to the public through individual smartphones
Purdue University researchers have created a technology that allows public cameras to send personalized messages to people without compromising their privacy. (2018-06-14)
How the diagnosing of lung diseases can be improved
The patient's airways can be viewed before transbrochial biopsy in a program developed by the students and employees of the Institute of Fundamental Education, Ural Federal University. (2018-03-05)
How a positive work environment leads to feelings of inclusion among employees
Fostering an inclusive work environment can lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among employees, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-03-18)
Pillars of academic innovation
Highlights from the Sixth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, including high-tech solutions to combat child pornography and radicalization materials; groundbreaking programs to promote STEM major retention; and new materials for wearable technology. (2018-02-20)
David Bowie & the art of slow innovation: A new strategy for global precision medicine
With what strategies should developing countries invest in for emerging biotechnologies and precision medicine? (2017-11-16)
Will future population growth be limited by freshwater availability?
The global human population is growing faster than the water supply. (2015-03-16)
Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy
The Purdue team created wearable technology to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. (2019-03-12)
Higher than global average of European companies investment into research and development
2017 Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard shows that the total investment of the top 2500 industrial players worldwide amounted to €741.6 billion in 2016. (2017-12-04)
What is innovation, and how can we awaken its dormant traits and cultivate them?
While education may not be able to create innovative traits in individuals, education may improve the ability of individuals to utilize the traits they already possess. (2017-03-10)
New 'sugar-glass' film uses viruses to kill harmful bacteria in food
With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. (2017-11-08)
Purdue cancer identity technology makes it easier to find a tumor's 'address'
Purdue University researchers have developed a technology aimed at making it easier to deliver cancer treatment to the right 'address' in the body while also easing the painful side effects of chemotherapy on patients. (2018-11-15)
Many ICU survivors depressed: IU study finds young and African-Americans at highest risk
The first study to examine antidepressant use and depressive symptoms after an ICU stay, has found that even if prescribed antidepressants, a significant percentage -- about a third -- had symptoms of depression at the time of their initial visit to a clinic specially designed for ICU survivors. (2017-09-07)
What's driving the next generation of green products?
If you purchased a Toyota Prius, you may have been driven by the desire to conserve the environment or to save yourself some money at the gas pump. (2016-06-09)
Responsible innovation key to smart farming
Responsible innovation that considers the wider impacts on society is key to smart farming, according to academics at the University of East Anglia (UEA). (2018-12-20)
Up in arms: Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones
Insect-inspired arm technology from Purdue University aims to improve drones to handle larger payloads. (2019-04-16)
University of Surrey's research reveals secrets of success of tourism entrepreneurs
University of Surrey research into innovative entrepreneurs starting to work in tourism has found, in some of the first analysis undertaken, how they have to use initiative and hard work -- and often work for nothing -- to overcome the barriers in setting up their innovation. (2017-06-29)
Ericsson activates 5G NSA technology at 5TONIC open innovation lab
The deployment, successfully achieved by Ericsson and Telefónica, includes a new 5G Massive MIMO Radio running on 3.5GHz band, along with virtual Evolved Packet Core and User Data Consolidation. (2019-06-21)
LA BioMed's 4th Annual Innovation Showcase
The Innovation Showcase will be attended by over 300 entrepreneurs, investors, executives from biotech and pharma medical devices companies, legal experts, service providers, prominent scientists, and technology transfer personnel from premier academic institutions. (2017-02-16)
Tiny genetic differences have huge consequences: McGill researchers
A study led by McGill University researchers has demonstrated that small differences between individuals at the DNA level can lead to dramatic differences in the way genes produce proteins. (2008-01-18)
Accelerating low-carbon innovation through policy
Will innovative technologies contribute to mitigating climate change? Learn about the successes and failures of low-carbon technology and how policy instruments help and hinder technological innovation. (2017-02-13)
Shaping the future of health innovation
Future advances in healthcare will be aided by a new £10 million facility -- the National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory based at Newcastle University, UK. (2017-03-31)
Purdue's giant leap toward personalized medicine helps eyes drain themselves
Purdue University researchers created a new smart drainage device to help patients with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the world, as they try to save their eyesight. (2018-11-08)
UNH researchers create a hydrogel contact lens to treat serious eye disease
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to more effectively treat corneal melting, a condition that is a significant cause for blindness world-wide. (2019-03-12)
Metamaterials open up entirely new possibilities in optics
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method that enables them to manipulate light to follow any predetermined path along a surface. (2016-11-29)
UTA researchers discover connection between low oxygen levels and a human gene
University of Texas at Arlington researchers have established a link between hypoxia, a condition that reduces the flow of oxygen to tissues, and HOTAIR, a noncoding RNA or molecule that has been implicated in several types of cancer. (2017-09-07)
Indian and Chinese companies at the forefront of innovation
There is a widespread view that Indian and Chinese companies compete with the West through lower wages and cheap imitations. (2013-01-11)
Regenstrief investigator calls for Medicare payment for team-based care for dementia
CMS can create access to better care for the many millions of Americans affected by Alzheimer's disease -- both patients and their caregivers -- by redesigning the Medicare payment system to support collaborative dementia care writes Regenstrief Institute research scientist Malaz Boustani, M.D., M.P.H., in 'An Alternative Payment Model to Support Widespread Use of Collaborative Dementia Care Models,' published in the January 2019 issue of Health Affairs. (2019-01-10)
Graphene turns 15 on track to deliver on its promises
In a special Nature Nanotechnology issue celebrating 15 years since the Nobel Prize-winning 'ground-breaking experiments on graphene,' the Graphene Flagship analyses the current graphene landscape and market forecast for graphene over the following decade. (2019-10-04)
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