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Introducing NEURO360 – Advancing Neuroscience Technologies to improve cognitive wellness
Needlemans commit $15 million to boost drug discovery
A generous gift from longtime benefactors of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis establishes the Needleman Program for Innovation and Commercialization. For a select number of projects, the new program will provide funding to help move promising therapeutics towards the stage where the Food and Drug Administration grants investigational new drug (IND) status.
In the news
EMBA alum’s startup wins $250K in Texas competition
A WashU-based life sciences startup that patented a groundbreaking bloodstream marker that flags potential cardiovascular disease recently won a $250,000 investment prize in a major national pitch competition.
Wearable, light-based brain-imaging tech to be commercialized with aid of NIH grant
Wearable brain-imaging tech aims to reveal how the brain works in natural, realistic situations. Washington University faculty members Joseph P. Culver, Jason Trobaugh and Ed Richter, along with Adam Eggebrecht, have received a grant from the NIH to develop and commercialize a brain-imaging cap that uses LED light to gauge brain activity.
Findings may lead to improved insulin-secreting cells derived from stem cells
Diabetes researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered at least one reason insulin-secreting cells made from stem cells in the lab don’t work as well as natural cells. The discovery could help speed progress toward making insulin-secreting cells — called islet beta cells — more effective in the treatment of insulin-dependent Type 1 diabetes.
Yang elected senior member of National Academy of Inventors
Genin, Guilak named to National Academy of Inventors
University again named to top 100 patent list
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The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship serves as the primary resource for students and alumni.