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Entrepreneurs to venture capitalists: Don't be a Scrooge
(Baylor University) A recently published study of more than 550 decisions and responses from 144 experienced entrepreneurs reveals that 'knowledge of explicit ethical or unethical behavior [by venture capitalists] profoundly shapes the entrepreneurs' willingness to partner.'

$1.3 million grant bolsters aerospace research in Montreal
(Concordia University) Thanks to $680,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and a matching amount from collaborating companies Bombardier and Bell Helicopter, a new project called Lean Aerospace Value Streams is set to keep Canada at the forefront of aerospace research and development.

Pathology specialist contributes to debate on breast cancer gene screening
(Women & Infants Hospital) What are the risks and benefits of screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in the general adult population? Dr. Glenn Palomaki has published an invited commentary in Genetics in Medicine on this issue.

PharmaMar announces US partner Janssen files NDA for YONDELIS for soft-tissue sarcoma
(Pharmamar) Based on a phase 3 trial in which dacarbazine was used in the comparator arm, Janssen has submitted a NDA for YONDELIS (trabectedin) to the FDA for the treatment of patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma, including liposarcoma and leiomyosarcoma, who have received prior chemotherapy including an anthracycline.

Superbug in SE Michigan shows recent decline
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) A new study finds a decrease in an emergent strain of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that is resistant to last line defense antibiotics. Researchers examined the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infections in southeastern Michigan, where the majority of these infections have occurred in the US. The study is published in the December issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Using wash cloths in jails shows promise for reducing costly infections
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) New research shows providing detainees wash cloths treated with a skin cleanser could reduce the prevalence of S. aureus bacteria in US jails. Researchers looked at the effect of using wash cloths treated with chlorhexidine gluconate compared with wash cloths with only plain water in detainees at Dallas County Jail. The study was published in the December issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of SHEA.

By any media necessary
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) By studying immigrants, book provides a new view on social media and political movements.

Breakthrough in flexible electronics enabled by inorganic-based laser lift-off
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A research team headed by Professor Keon Jae Lee of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST provides an easier methodology to realize high performance flexible electronics by using the Inorganic-based Laser Lift-off.

Innovation experts publish holistic framework to achieving game-changing innovation
(World Scientific) The book, The Tao of Innovation, synthesizes the most influential thinking on innovation into a simple framework: nine key innovation questions that every innovator must answer throughout the innovation cycle, which apply to any business, organization, or industry. Based on 40 years of corporate and teaching experience, it explains why some innovations succeed while others fail. Ultimately, the book helps the reader develop an action plan to achieve game-changing innovation.

Why fruit flies could lead to better beer (video)
(American Chemical Society) Your beer may attract annoying fruit flies, but listen up before you give them a swat. Researchers found the yeast cells in beer are producing odor compounds -- acetate esters -- that lure flies and that could lead to the best beer you haven't even tasted yet. This week's Speaking of Chemistry explains why. Check it out at

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