Gareth Hughes

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Research on cancer-frying nanoparticles heats up

Scientists have improved the performance of magnetic nanoparticles designed to roast and destroy tumors<p>BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Need to kill tumors? Just add …

Nanotech

New theranostic strategy developed for precise tumor diagnosis and therapy

Intelligent nanomaterials bridge the conventional concepts of 'molecule' and 'nano' in the bioimaging field<p>PHILADELPHIA - A novel, intelligent …

Imaging

How To Work Successfully With A Graphic Design Firm: Tips For Entrepreneurs And Business Leaders

A successful customer experience depends on multiple elements, from how you go about hiring employees to the your customer service training approach and curriculum to the deployment of appropriate technology both to engage your customers and to assist the employees who support them. <i>[Resources in</i> …

Graphic Design

3 Strategies For Developing Innovative Thinking

How do people find new and innovative ideas?<p>This is a question American writer and professor Isaac Asimov spend years wrestling.<p>In a 1959 essay, On Creativity, he concluded,<p>One way of investigating the problem is to consider the great ideas of the past and see just how they were …

Tim Cook

'Smart stent' detects narrowing of arteries

For every three individuals who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart attack, at least one will experience …

Medical Technology

To Make a Bigger Impact, Pay Less Attention To Productivity And More To Purpose

The idea for this article came from the work of Dr. John Day, a cardiologist and author of <i>The Longevity Plan</i>, a book that took five years to research and write. In the early part of his book, Dr. Day describes how years ago he was “eating trash” in between surgical procedures and hoping to make up …

Time Management

Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer

'DNA charge transport,' a process used in DNA repair, is disrupted by a colon cancer mutation<p>One of the biggest helpers in our bodies' ongoing …

Genetics

Entrepreneurship Comes With A Heavy Price ... And Rich Reward

With reports painting contrasting pictures of failed business startups versus breaking success stories, the signs of whether or not now is the time to make the transition into entrepreneurship can be hard to read.<p>Numbers from a 2017 report showed signs of entrepreneurial optimism (albeit slow and …

Entrepreneurship

Apply These 5 Tips to Help Your Small Business Thrive in a Saturated Market

Conventional wisdom tells us that before starting a small business it is important to research the marketplace to identify opportunities. Too many …

Small Business

Your First Board Meeting

The first board meeting is a major checkpoint for a startup. Not only did you survive your first year, but you have gotten to a point where you need to formalize your company’s processes and structure. But what comes next? You might have bigwig investors coming into town and as CEO, you need to …

5 Startups That Prove Tech Can Solve The World's Biggest Problems

<b>1. Viome: Eliminating Disease Through Personalized Diets</b><p>Silicon Valley veteran Naveen Jain founded Viome in 2016. Viome’s mission is to help people better understand which diet is best for their health.<p>Although there are countless diets, advice on healthy nutrition is often conflicting. Viome …

Sustainability

How corporations have helped Minnesota’s startup community grow

If you grew up in Minnesota, you probably know someone who works for Best Buy, Xcel Energy, UnitedHealth Group, 3M, or any number of local Fortune 500 companies. And if you don’t know anyone, there’s still no escaping the news coverage. For many years, Minnesota has ranked second in the country for …

Today’s best crowdfunding platforms — by the numbers

For startups and small businesses interesting in raising money online, it can be tough to choose a crowdfunding platform — there are so many out there. And they rank differently depending on whether you’re looking at the size the platform, the total amount of capital it has raised, its overall …

Venture Capital

5 Reasons Why College Is The Best Time To Start A Business

High achieving college students have a lot of options for how they spend their time. The average student spends about 15 hours per week in class, which leaves plenty of unstructured time to manage.<p>As often as we seem to read about the stereotypical young dorm room founders like Evan Spiegel of …

Entrepreneurship

Targeting strategy may open door to better cancer drug delivery

Bioengineers may be able to use the unique mechanical properties of diseased cells, such as metastatic cancer cells, to help improve delivery of drug …

Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful …

Researchers discover new accuracies in cancer-fighting, nano drug delivery

A promising discovery for advanced cancer therapy reveals that the efficiency of drug delivery in DNA nanostructures depends on their shapes, say …

Houston Methodist researcher makes bold move by releasing nanotech 'recipe'

HOUSTON - (March 7, 2018) - In a rare move, a Houston Methodist researcher is sharing his recipe for a new, more affordable way to make …

Super sniffer: Dog's nose inspires new gas sensor materials

It is well known that dogs have a better sense of smell than humans. For years, researchers have been trying to develop an artificial detector that …

Carnegie Mellon will help develop camera to see through skin

NSF awards $10 million to interdisciplinary researchers at five universities<p>PITTSBURGH--Carnegie Mellon University is part of a five-year, $10 …

Microfluidic device captures, allows analysis of tumor-specific extracellular vesicles

Potential biomarkers could help monitor treatment response, guide clinical decisions<p>A new microfluidic device developed by investigators at …

Wearable hospital lab: NSF awards $10 million for bioimaging

Rice-led team aims for mini microscopes to monitor 100 health conditions<p>The National Science Foundation has awarded $10 million to a Rice …

The SBIR Program

Are you an entrepreneur, startup, or small business needing funds to support the development of your next idea? Would you like to get such funding …

Making the Case for Open Source Medical Devices

Engineering for medical, automotive, and aerospace is highly regulated. It’s not difficult to see why: lives are often at stake when devices in these …

Biodegradable, implantable pressure sensors

Researchers engineered a biodegradable pressure sensor from materials used in FDA-approved medical implants and successfully implanted it into mice.

Engineers 3-D print shape-shifting smart gel

Rutgers engineers have invented a "4D printing" method for a smart gel that could lead to the development of "living" structures in human organs and …

How VCs think: Lessons for startup founders after our behind-the-scenes pitch day experience

Learn to tell your story; be confident but comfortable; and focus on a problem, not a solution.<p>These are a few tips for startup founders who want to …

4 things I learned from launching 3 startups in 20 years

From my experience, your 60s are a great time to be an entrepreneur. You finally know enough about yourself and business to make entrepreneurship’s tough calls a lot easier. Here are four lessons for any entrepreneur.<p>Build investor confidence.<p>A lot of entrepreneurs resent the investor’s desire to …

Johns Hopkins, UMB, Betamore seek 5 health startups for new accelerator

Betamore, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and the University of Maryland, Baltimore are looking for five local digital health, bio-health or life …

Five myths of pre-seed investing

Pre-seed has risen in prominence in recent months due to the growing gap between what founders are seeking at the seed stage and what the market is offering, yet conversations around pre-seed come with preconceived notions and false assumptions about the companies and investors who care about early …

Venture Capital