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  • Chemistry in Pictures: Shining Better Together

    Chemistry in Pictures: Shining Better Together

    via c&en: Before Yujie Tu crystallized this anthracene derivative, it hardly glowed at all. In the closely packed structure of the crystals, the molecules clumped together, locking down squirmy parts of the molecules that would otherwise absorb light and thus prevent fluorescence. Tu studies this phenomenon, called aggregate-induced emission, as part of his PhD work at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Finding organic molecules that glow when they clump together is useful in biological […]

  • How This Foreign Entrepreneur Raised $20 Million To Disrupt US Healthcare

    How This Foreign Entrepreneur Raised $20 Million To Disrupt US Healthcare

    via Forbes: There’s a lot more to startup fundraising that most entrepreneurs anticipate. Checking out the behind the scenes stories of the trials and triumphs of other founders can help a lot with developing realistic expectations and smart strategies that lead to superior outcomes, with less stress. A couple of weeks ago I had the huge pleasure of interviewing healthcare tech entrepreneur Carlos Reines on the DealMakers Podcast. To date he’s already raised close to $20 […]

  • The Biology of Sugars Points to a Sweet Strategy for Treating Cancer

    via SA: Over the last few decades, researchers tinkering with molecules that turn an immune cell on and off have created a revolutionary approach to fighting cancer. Instead of taking aim at the tumor directly, this new class of medicines harnesses the patient’s own immune cells to tackle the disease. Immune-based cancer therapies are saving thousands of lives, and the science behind them earned this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. These drugs, called checkpoint […]

  • Newton Prize winners to use Mathematics to restore power to the people

    Newton Prize winners to use Mathematics to restore power to the people

    via Eurekalert: Long electricity blackouts have a big impact on a country’s economic activities, social stability and security. Latin America’s energy infrastructure currently lacks the resilience to deal with the increasing frequency of climate-related extreme weather events and natural disasters that cause power supplies to fail. Scientists working in the UK and Chile on a project called strengthening energy infrastructure to withstand extreme weather and natural disasters have won funding through the Newton Prize for Chile. […]

  • How will technology shape the future of business travel?

    How will technology shape the future of business travel?

    via innovation enterprise: Regular business travelers know the experience can leave much to be desired. From clunky booking tools and lost reservations to tedious expense reporting, the entire experience is rife with potential pitfalls that cost time and cause frustration. The coming years, however, will bring pivotal changes that look to improve business travel. Recent technological innovations, coupled with an increased focus on traveler satisfaction, means that travel is becoming more personalized, flexible, and seamless. People […]