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Smaller and more efficient power converters
on the way

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Power converters could be smaller and more efficient in the future, with the use of Silicon Carbide power semiconductor switches. The University of Warwick in the United Kingdom has set up a spinout company called Warwick Ventures to develop power converters using SiC technology. More

Ohio drug startup focused on MRSA infection
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An Ohio University startup is developing a new antibacterial drug that would keep so-called "superbugs" such as MRSA from replicating in the body. Promiliad Biopharma is hoping its early development efforts yield a new drug capable of beating bacteria that have grown resistant to most antibiotics on the market. The most well-known example is a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA, infection. More

University of Michigan wins Navy contract to develop system that predicts changes in wind and waves
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The University of Michigan finalized a contract worth up to $14.8 million over the next five years with the United States Navy's Office of Naval Research to develop technology that can predict changes in wind and wave motion at sea. More

University of Nevada, Reno might hold part of key to treating muscular dystrophy
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A cocktail of drugs likely will be the answer to cure people with muscular dystrophy, and a researcher at the University of Nevada, Reno believes the university has developed one of the key ingredients. Dean Burkin, an associate professor of pharmacology, has been working for a decade to isolate and test a protein called laminin-111 that helps keep muscle cells intact. A patent is pending and has been transferred to Prothelia, a startup company in Massachusetts, to do more studies before the drug can be approved for human trials. More

Allegro licenses lung cancer detection technology from Boston University, Utah foundation
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Allegro Diagnostics Inc., a developer of medical tests for cancer, has formed an exclusive licensing deal with Boston University and the University of Utah Foundation for a molecular testing platform for early lung cancer detection. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. More

US firm acquires Irish startup
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United States sleep therapy group ResMed has acquired Irish startup BiancaMed in a multi-million euro cash deal.The University College Dublin, in Ireland, spinout has developed a sensitive motion sensor that can detect movement and respiration without being connected to the body and then convert the data into measurement of sleep and breathing patterns. More

Utah State University scientists make breakthrough in study of electric vehicle charging systems
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Electric roadways could one day power cars to travel for miles and miles without having to stop and recharge — at least that's the dream scientists at Utah State University's Energy Dynamics Laboratory have after making a recent scientific breakthrough. More

University of Missouri System to cut startup funding
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The University of Missouri System said it plans to cut funding in half from $5 million to $2.8 million for startups under its Enterprise Investment Program to help offset state funding reductions. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon made an additional 1.1 percent, or $4.37 million, cut in 2012 state appropriations for the University of Missouri System. More

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