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Paper: How Technology Is Changing Procurement Processes

Oct 31, 2014

Technology innovation and related solutions are creating the need for changing procurement solutions, according to a white paper from two national associations.

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Controversial Genetic Engineering Boosted in S.F.

Oct 31, 2014

The Bay Area already has a wide network of programs designed to speed up the growth of medical-technology startups. But Indie Bio, which SOSventures plans to open early next year, has an unusual focus: synthetic biology.

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Santa Cruz Professor Builds Model of Low-Cost Ebola Sensor

Oct 31, 2014

Similar to a pregnancy test, the device gives simple feedback on a small film: clear means no virus, non-transparent means infection. Once developed, the sensor's cost is estimated at $3 each.

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U.S. Supreme Court Action Being Sought in Major Human Embryonic Stem Cell Patent Case

U.S. Supreme Court Action Being Sought in Major Human Embryonic Stem Cell Patent Case

The California-based  challenge to WARF’s patent on human embryonic stem cells is headed for the United States Supreme Court.


The nation’s highest court is expected to be asked Friday to overturn an earlier appellate court decision and allow two public interest groups to seek to cancel the patent held by WARF, the Wisconsin Alumni...

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Group Classes Teach Parents to Help Kids with Autism Improve their Language Skills

Oct 30, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A study by Stanford researchers finds that group classes for parents that teach a specific therapy can help to improve the children’s’ language skills.  The  study looked at 12 week classes that taught “pivotal response training” in which parents identify something a child wants—such as a ball–and offer rewards in exchange for...

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U.S. Attorney Names District Election Officer for November 4 General Election

Oct 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 30, 2014 - United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today that Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Khasigian will serve as District Election Officer (DEO) for the Eastern District of California for the November 4, 2014, general elections. The DEO is responsible for overseeing complaints of election fraud and voting...

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CSU Libraries Want Shared Library Information Management Platform

Oct 30, 2014

The individual CSU libraries today run a variety of different systems for managing print and electronic resources.

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Can Water Use Be Cut with Equity and Fairness?

Oct 30, 2014

Los Angeles' and California's efforts to cope with an ongoing drought highlight the need for a systems approach.

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Lenovo Buys Motorola from Google for $2.9 Billion

Oct 30, 2014

Lenovo said it will keep Motorola’s headquarters in Chicago and operate the business as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

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Startup Launches Expedia for California Campers

Oct 30, 2014

A startup firm uses open data to create an easy-to-navigate website for booking campsites in California. But future access to information about camping in national parks is unclear. In 2013, nearly 3.7 million visitors —

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