Alzheimer’s drug approval illustrates science’s need for change

America’s science policies are changing. America’s scientists need to change with them. The recent controversies over the Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval of an Alzheimer’s treatment are a lesson in the costs of failing to do so. A year ago, the FDA fast-tracked Biogen’s Aduhelm (aducanumab) – the first new Alzheimer’s drug in almost … Read more

Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences names renowned scholar John Kuriyan as next dean

John Kuriyan (photo by Julia Schaletzky / UC Berkeley) Vanderbilt University has named John Kuriyan, one of the world leading structural biologists, as its next dean of the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, C. Cybele Raver, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, announced today. Kuriyan’s appointment, effective Jan. 1, 2023, will advance the university’s … Read more

New York City Developer Launches Life-Science Venture

Taconic Partners, one of New York’s largest private owners and managers of lab space serving pharmaceutical and biotech companies, is consolidating its life-sciences portfolio into a new subsidiary named Elevate Research Properties. Elevate will control three life-sciences laboratories currently under development by Taconic. Elevate also plans to spend more than $ 250 million to redevelop … Read more

How Life Sciences Companies Should Navigate the Sector’s Toughest Labor Market Ever – Commercial Observer

With the life sciences sector prospering beyond imagination over the last few years, CBRE took an in-depth look at how companies in the sector are securing research talent in its new report, “Life Sciences Research Talent 2022: The Search to Sustain an Industry Boom . ” Partner Insights spoke to Ian Anderson, senior director of … Read more

New dean announced for Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Dr. Rolston St. Hilaire – known for his urban water conservation background, research, community andindustry support – has been named the new dean of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences andTechnology at Fresno State, effective Sept. 15. St. Hilaire previously spent 24 years in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at New MexicoState University, … Read more

MSU faculty, staff, students honored for excellence in ag, life sciences

Contact: Vanessa Beeson STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State faculty, staff and students at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station have been honored for excellence in teaching, research and service throughout the 2021-22 academic year. Scott WillardCALS dean and MAFES director, said the individuals recognized exemplify a … Read more

If you’re looking for a life sciences job, here’s good evidence you should look in Philly

In the same week as another significant tech industry ranking, real estate firm CBRE just confirmed what we’ve been hearing for years about our eds and meds-laden region: Philly’s life sciences game is top-notch. Philly ranks No. 8 on the new Life Sciences Talent Report, which identifies the top 25 life sciences labor markets after … Read more

New York Academy of Sciences Partners with Leon Levy Foundation to Expand Opportunities for Neuroscience Researchers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York City Researchers from Groups Historically Underrepresented in the Sciences Encouraged to Apply for Funding New York, NY, June 15, 2022 – The New York Academy of Sciences and the Leon Levy Foundation announced today that they are partnering to expand the Foundation’s support for early-career neuroscientists. The Leon Levy Scholars … Read more

Noga Alon wins 2022 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences

The 2022 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences was awarded in equal shares to mathematicians Noga Alon of Princeton University and Ehud Hrushovski of Oxford, “for their remarkable contributions to discrete mathematics and model theory by interacting notably with algebraic geometry, topology and computer sciences.” Awarded by the Hong Kong-based Shaw Foundation, the Shaw Prize honors … Read more

MIT-Northpond Program created to advance innovation in engineering and life sciences | MIT News

MIT School of Engineering and Northpond Ventures today announced the launch of the MIT-Northpond Program – Advancing Life Science and Engineering Innovation. The five-year engagement is funded through Northpond Labs, the research and development-focused affiliate of Northpond Ventures. The program aims to generate ideas in the life sciences by connecting Northpond’s experienced venture capital investors … Read more