Boston gets a new biotech accelerator with the launch of Petri – gpgmail

[ad_1] As biotechnology becomes more central to new innovations in healthcare, material science, and manufacturing, one of the nation’s research hubs is getting a new accelerator called Petri to launch companies focused on the commercialization of new technologies. Backed by the Boston-based venture capital firm, Pillar, Petri has a three-year $15 million commitment to back […]

Another visa holder was denied entry to the US – gpgmail

[ad_1] It has been one week since U.S. border officials denied entry to a 17-year-old Harvard freshman just days before classes were set to begin. Ismail Ajjawi, a Palestinian student living in Lebanon, had his student visa canceled and was put on a flight home shortly after arriving at Boston Logan International Airport. Customs & […]

This ‘ultragentle’ robotic gripper collects fragile marine life – gpgmail

[ad_1] The creatures of the depths live in a very different world — one lethal to us. But our world is lethal to them as well, all sharp edges and rapid movements. If we’re to catch and learn about the soft-bodied denizens of the deep, our machines too must be soft — and that’s what […]

U.S. border officials are increasingly denying entry to travelers over others’ social media – gpgmail

[ad_1] Travelers are increasingly being denied entry to the United States as border officials hold them accountable for messages, images and video on their devices sent by other people. It’s a bizarre set of circumstances that has seen countless number of foreign nationals rejected from the U.S. after friends, family, or even strangers send messages, […]

These robo-shorts are the precursor to a true soft exoskeleton – gpgmail

[ad_1] When someone says “robotic exoskeleton,” the power loaders from Aliens are what come to mind for most people (or at least me), but the real things will be much different: softer, smarter, and used for much more ordinary tasks. The latest such exo from Harvard is so low-profile you could wear it around the […]

Biotech researchers venture into the wild to start their own business – gpgmail

[ad_1] Jorge Conde is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he leads investments at the cross section of biology, computer science and engineering. Much of Silicon Valley mythology is centered on the founder-as-hero narrative. But historically, scientific founders leading the charge for bio companies have been far less common. Developing new drugs is slow, […]

Sperm storage startups are raising millions – gpgmail

[ad_1] A number of startups are bringing technology and innovation to the fertility industry, with a growing few focused specifically on male fertility. “Society at large doesn’t understand the subject of fertility,” Tom Smith, the co-founder and chief executive officer of men’s sperm storage startup Dadi tells gpgmail. “People see it as a female issue.” […]