AstraZeneca highlights Europe's innovation malaise Financial Times What the furore over Pfizer's bid has obscured, though, is that AstraZeneca's UK research operation is not quite the innovative powerhouse its defenders would claim.
Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz Karasahin, takes things a step further by adding an ultrasound device meant to speed up the healing process.
Raw Story Technological breakthrough? US Navy says it can now convert seawater into fuel Raw Story The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it...
Making waves: the other biggest scientific discoveries Channel 4 News And if the breakthrough is accepted by the wider scientific community, it will take its place in a long and distinguished list of scientific breakthroughs, discoveries and proofs...
Drug pricing is a very emotional subject. People are justified in their belief that access to needed medicines shouldn’t be limited to those who can afford them. That is certainly true. But pharmaceutical companies must turn a profit to survive.
Forbes With IBM Partnership, Apple Proves Its Innovation Mojo Has Been Smashed Forbes In early 1984, the tossed hammer smashing the screen in Apple's iconic Macintosh commercial, was a good predictor of Apple's ability to innovate — in the sense of...
Top CEOs Drive Change Through Ideas Like Promoting Dissent And Sharing ... Forbes Dan Glaser, Marsh & McLennan Companies: “We have found that innovative ideas bubble up when you tap into an element of dissent —.
MIT Technology Review recently posted its top 10 breakthrough technologies for 2014. It makes for interesting reading, and there are several that overlap with CSIR focus areas. The top 10 breakthrough technologies are:.
Ajan Reginald's insight:
The top 10 breakthrough technologies are:
Agricultural DronesUltraprivate SmartphonesBrain MappingNeuromorphic ChipsGenome EditingMicroscale 3D PrintingMobile CollaborationOculus RiftAgile RobotsSmart Wind and Solar Power
New nanotechnology method sneaks drugs into cancer cells before triggering release
Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a nanotechnology anti-cancer drug delivery method that essentially smuggles the drug into a cancer cell before triggering its release ("Enhanced Anticancer Efficacy by ATP-Mediated Liposomal Drug Delivery"). The method can be likened to keeping a cancer-killing bomb and its detonator separate until they are inside a cancer cell, where they then combine to destroy the cell.
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UC Berkeley Corporate-funded academic inventions spur increased innovation UC Berkeley Academic research sponsored by industry has a strong track record of leading to innovative patents and licenses, challenging assumptions that corporate support...