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by Jim Shamp

 

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Cempra is a Chapel Hill company that’s developing antibiotics to treat scary bacterial infections.

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Business & Commercialization, Triangle, Human Health, Life Sciences
by Megan Fruchte

Novozymes volunteers sealing packaged meals. 25,000 meals were packaged in 1.5 hours through Stop Hunger Now.

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Triangle, Agriculture, Life Sciences
by Robin Deacle

Author's note: This post is adapted from a "Med Talk" I gave today at the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau's Annual Tribute Luncheon. 

At the Biotech Center, our vision is for North Carolina to continue to be a global leader in life science.

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Triangle, Human Health, Jobs, Life Sciences, NCBiotech
by Robin Deacle

If you’re a scientist or an introvert, one of the hardest things to do is talk about yourself.

Talking about it consistently enough to create a personal brand?

Anathema! (Bonus: you introverted scientists actually know what that means!)

Still, nearly 100 mostly introverted people, all scientists, turned out for the presentation, “Creating Your Personal Brand,” at Monday’s Jobs Network meeting. They listened as NC State’s John Hutchings told them just how important a personal brand is, not just to finding a job, but to their whole career.

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Statewide
by Robin Deacle

Two full days.

Two days filled with conversations. Reuniting with old friends. Making new ones. Listening to thought leaders, company pitches and predictions of the next scientific breakthroughs.

The annual CED Life Science Conference had all of that. And after two full days of networking, we all went back to our offices to catch up on the work that we had missed in those two full days.

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by Robin Deacle

Cancer.

We’ve found some treatments that have great results for some cancers. We have ideas about other treatments, some that may work broadly against many cancers. Those ideas were widely discussed at the 2016 CED Life Science Conference.

So it was with great anticipation that we awaited the presentation by Katherine Yang. She led off the closing lunch session with her talk “Developing Cellularly Active Inhibitors of CARM1 for a New Anti-Cancer Treatment.”

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Human Health
by Robin Deacle

We all know it. The world needs twice as much food by 2050.

We all know it. But commodity prices are low. And that decreases available resources for innovation in food production, pointed out one attendee at Tuesday's Ag Biotech Workshop.

Not so, responded one of the panelists. It's actually psychology.

For when food production is slightly ahead of demand, we think that there is plenty of food. Nothing to worry about.

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External, National, Statewide, Agriculture
by Susan Lankford, Ph.D.
Tracy Jenkins, Ph.D., CPC, ELI-MP
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