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 EA Stewart -- Mon, May 13 2019 -- Liftoff!
Des Moines Area Community College and Lone Star Community College have partnered with the UTEX Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin and NASA to send Haematococcus pluvialis samples into space to facilitate studying the effects of... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, May 6 2019 -- Baltimore City Community College hosted the impressive Maryland Collegiate Stem Conference on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. Approximately, 500 attendees (~300 students and ~200 faculty) from several community colleges and a few universities attended the event. Students presented posters on their... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, May 6 2019 -- It’s a long slippery slope. One day you wake up and think, “We could do so much more for our students if only we had a bit more funding.”
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By Todd Smith -- Mon, Apr 22 2019 --
Back in March, we [Digital World Biology, Bio-Link.org, and the AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center] hosted a panel discussion at the ABRF annual meeting to introduce community colleges to ABRF and vise versa. I am pleased to report that the session was a great success.
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By James DeKloe -- Sun, Apr 21 2019 -- The utilization of single use technologies for some or all of the processes in biotechnology have become common. Engineers can substitute plastic components for stainless steel-permanently plumbed systems at any point in the biomanufacturing process, although the technology to do this in the... Read the full 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
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