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Location Matters: San Diego, the NCAA Basketball Tournament and #BIO2014

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Yes, I am still going on about the NCAA tournament. The NCAA generally does a great job in pulling together a world class event. Part of that is accomplished by spreading the games out across the country – and rotating venues each year to continue to build buzz for event. This year – the people of Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orlando, Spokane, Raleigh, San Antonio and St. Louis all get 2nd and 3rd round tournament games. But Read More >

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Executive Changes at LifeScience Alley

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After ten years at helm, Dale Wahlstrom has announced his retirement from LifeScience Alley and The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Shaye Mandle has been selected to lead the organization as president and CEO effective May 1. BIO is grateful to Dale for his strong and insightful leadership over the past 10 years. He has been instrumental to the growth of Minnesota’s life sciences industry and has elevated his Read More >

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A Lack of Correlation Between Herbicide Glyphosate and Celiac Disease

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A recent review article published by Samsel and Seneff, argued for a possible link between the incidence of celiac disease in the United States and the use of the herbicide glyphosate. There was a great piece on our GMO Answers page which notably refutes these findings and examines the flaws in the study as it was carried out. Visit here to read “Steve Savage Addresses Samsel and Seneff study, ‘Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac Read More >

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DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to Receive the 2014 BIO George Washington Carver Award

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Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer for DuPont, Honored for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology In a recent press release, BIO Announced DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to Receive the 2014 BIO George Washington Carver Award at their annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Kullman will be the first woman to receive the honor, which has been awarded annually since 2008. “Ellen is always looking for opportunities to apply today’s breaking science to major global challenges Read More >

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Bracket Time: Going with Your Head or Your Heart?

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It is a big week for college basketball fans. The NCAA selection committee has made its picks. The play-in round (and much of the second round) of the NCAA has been set – and it is time to finalize those brackets. While I do not encourage anyone to take time away from planning their trip to San Diego for the 2014 BIO International Convention – if you need help in finishing your bracket – I Read More >

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