Recent Blogs from the Bio-Link Community

Blogs from the Bio-Link and AC2 sites are listed below. To view Biotech-Careers blogs, please visit the Biotech-Careers blogs page.

 
By Sandra Porter -- Fri, Oct 18 2019 -- The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, has summer internships for college students!  Internships include housing, air travel, and supplies.   If you are a community college student, apply for the Community College Internship (CCI).  ... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Fri, Oct 18 2019 -- Many of National Laboratories offer internships for college students.  Are you a community college student?  Apply for the Community College Internship (CCI).  Learn more about the CCI... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Todd Smith -- Tue, Oct 15 2019 -- This month (Oct) The Bio-Link community gained a new and important member. As many in the community know, NSF funding for Bio-Link, as a national center for biotechnology education, ended in 2018 - 20 years after it's initial funding. It was quite a run. While this first national center ended,... Read the full Bio-Link blog
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By Michael Fino -- Fri, Aug 23 2019 -- In June 2019, a group of STEM educators from across the country came together to discuss a widely-misunderstood approach to laboratory work: design of experiments (DOE). DOE is a system that optimizes processes through the methodical varying of key parameters and a formalized statistical... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Wed, Aug 21 2019 -- The NIH defines a disease as rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans, or roughly 1 in every 1,000 (as stated on the Global Genes website, a non-profit advocating for rare disease globally). And... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Todd Smith -- Wed, Jul 10 2019 -- As described in on the event page, the Biosciences Industry Fellowship Program, hosted by Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem North Carolina, was an action packed three weeks. The first week included visits and... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Mon, Jul 8 2019 -- Do you have promising ideas for improving technician education but are not sure how to get them funded? Apply by 11:59 p.m. EST, October 11, 2019 to be considered for this opportunity! What is the New-to-ATE STEM Faculty Mentorship... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Fri, Jun 28 2019 -- The annual HI-TEC conference will be held July 22-25 in St. Louis, MO.  The event is sure to be a busy one, packed with all kinds of great sessions to attend.  We assembled a list of sessions presented by Bio-Link community... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Anonymous -- Mon, Jun 24 2019 -- A recent article from STAT news (1) relayed the story of Jaci, a young woman in Iowa dying from a rare form of ALS, and her parents heroic efforts to help her get access to an untested drug. Interestingly, the drug is an antisense oligonucleotide.  Antisense oligos are short pieces of... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Wed, May 29 2019 -- What if the drugs you are dependent on for your health could maybe give you cancer?  What would you choose?  To take them anyway? To try to find an alternative that might not work as well? To stop taking them? …..no good choices there.  The FDA works hard so that you do not need to make that... Read the full Bio-Link blog
 
By jhatherill -- Thu, Jun 20 2019 -- Achieving Widespread Improvement in Undergraduate Education   Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
anial Nasr Azadani is excited to attend the 2019 WCUR at Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, GERMANY
By jhatherill -- Thu, Jun 20 2019 -- Danial Nasr Azadani is excited to attend the 2019 WCUR at Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, GERMANY https://vikingnews.delmar.edu/dmc-... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Thu, May 9 2019 -- Abbe Kesterson of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) just completed two semesters of the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp at the University Of Kentucky Von Allmen Center Of Entrepreneurship. In the first semester, Bootcamp 1.0, teams conceived of, developed and pitched ideas. Teams met with... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog

By Elizabeth Stewart -- Tue, May 7 2019 -- Alice McConnell came to Austin Community College Bioscience Incubator to find a way to help her children and others suffering from a very rare neurometabolic disorder with no cure, succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency (SSADH). SSADH is an autosomal recessive trait and is characterized... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog

By jhatherill -- Sat, Apr 27 2019 -- Del Mar College students presented research posters with regional university students from Texas A&M University at the Annual Student Research Day held on April 11, 2019. Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By jhatherill -- Sat, Apr 27 2019 -- Dr. Capecchi is best known for his pioneering work on the development of gene targeting in mouse embryo-derived stem (ES) cells. This technology allows scientists to create mice with mutations in any desired gene. The power of this technology is that the investigator chooses both which gene to... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Apr 16 2019 -- I just got a notification from Labroots concerning a listing of all webinars they are hosting. It is impressive and a great way to learn about new techniques and emerging technologies. I also get notifications from Thermofisher Scientific, and similar companies. Today I... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
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By Sandra Porter -- Mon, Feb 25 2019 -- Both the Austin Community College Biotech program and the Bioscience Incubator were featured in a news report from KXAN on the city's growing... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Fri, Feb 15 2019 -- What did I learn at the meeting? The first panel had representatives from all over Texas talking about what is happening in their areas. From El Paso to Houston to the Central Texas Area to Dallas, strategic partnerships area, and Cancer Prevention and Research Institute (CPRIT) funding is... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog