Category Archives: In The News

Caffé Fuel: How coffee could revolutionize biofuels

Plant-based biofuels have been researched and explored since the 19th century, but there has yet to be a reliable plant-based source of energy. Little did we know, the answer might have been in our hand this whole time. The University … Continue reading

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EscaZyme Biochemicals wins Governor’s Cup Competition

Immediately following their gold place finish in the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition on March 6, EscaZyme Biochemicals LLC. won the $25,000 first place prize in the graduate track of the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition on April 18. This competition … Continue reading

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EscaZyme Biochemicals wins Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

A new company that uses the enzymes of bark beetles to control the devastating effects the beetles can have on a forest, EscaZyme Biochemicals, LLC, was awarded the $50,000 gold prize this week as the winner in the University of … Continue reading

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Charting UNR’s future: Pressure is on university to commercialize research

As University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson pondered the future of the state’s oldest campus, he recalled how his grandfather peeled apples. “When I was a kid, my grandfather lived with us, and every once in a while he … Continue reading

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From the lab to the real world

Tom Kozel has been studying fungal meningitis for years. It seemed like a rare disease until the Centers for Disease Control did some calculations and found it was killing about 500,000 people a year in Africa. This prompted Kozel and … Continue reading

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Technology transfer puts research to work and to market

One of the key ways that higher education can engage the business community and contribute to economic development in Nevada is by helping technology developed through research reach the public and the marketplace. Gov. Brian Sandoval’s recently released economic development … Continue reading

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University of Nevada, Reno research office adds key personnel to technology transfer office

RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada, Reno Office of Research has added Dan Langford as Manager of Industry Partnerships for the Technology Transfer Office. more…

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Program matches researchers, industry to develop new technologies for Nevada

With its new Industry/Faculty Partnering Clinic, the Technology Transfer Office for the University of Nevada, Reno and DRI is engaging the community in the work of scientists to help develop new technologies for Nevada. The new clinic is one of … Continue reading

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