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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

Tel Aviv University brain immunologist Prof. Lior Mayo (courtesy of Tel Aviv University)An Israeli study has eliminated glioblastoma, the most deadly brain tumors, in mice by identifying and destroying their “power source.”

The Tel Aviv University scientists behind the peer-reviewed research are now working on identifying drugs to replicate the effect in humans. They hope to find an existing drug that may work and then repurpose it, which they say could happen within two years if things go smoothly.

Image: Tel Aviv University brain immunologist Prof. Lior Mayo (courtesy of Tel Aviv University)

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Stones members- Rolling Stones are one of the most successful rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. Their worldwide reach and legendary status didn’t happen by accident, but was the result of careful planning, hard work and sound business decisions throughout the band’s life — as well as talent.

A new, four-part documentary, “My Life as a Rolling Stone,” by the television network Epix hits on the band’s well-chronicled highs and lows. Yet during the interviews there are numerous illuminating business and economic lessons. Entrepreneurship and good management lie at the heart of an enterprise that’s still going strong in its seventh decade.


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Young businesswomen working in team 2022 02 02 03 56 50 utcIn the United States, 12.3 million businesses are women-owned, making up 40% of total businesses. If you’re considering creating a business, the process can seem intimidating and overwhelming. Luckily, there are many women founders who can share lessons and experiences they’ve gained during their time in business.

Here are 10 quotes from women founders who have trailblazed the entrepreneur landscape.


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Young people in the office 2022 04 06 19 47 25 utcAre babies good or bad?

It’s a silly question.

Yet, the scientists at Yale University based their studies on infants to determine if people have an internal compass in understanding if a person is appealing or aversive. It turns out – we do, right from the beginning. The study’s results suggest that even from the youngest age, we humans have a sense of right and wrong, and an instinct to prefer good over evil.


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BPoster azure printed homesackyard cottages have been hailed as a way to quickly add new rental space in cities with a shortage of housing. But they’re typically expensive to build.

In L.A., where the city government has been trying to nudge homeowners to build more ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, the average construction price for a new cottage starts at $150,000 and goes up to around $350,000, not including building plans, engineering work, and other expenses.


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Employee speaking with customer via social network 2022 03 31 07 03 49 utcBusiness is not a one-size-fits-all approach; however, all companies can benefit from providing more freedom to their employees. Allowing your employees to gain their own autonomy within the workplace will create a cohesive and united team, paving the way for overall business success.

Here’s how to effectively manage your employees while also allowing them to embrace their freedom.


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Bubbles of hydrogen gas are generated from the reaction of water with an aluminum-gallium composite. (Amberchan et al., Applied Nano Materials, 2022)Hydrogen fuel promises to be a clean and abundant source of energy in the future – as long as scientists can figure out ways to produce it practically and cheaply, and without fossil fuels.

A new study provides us with another promising step in that direction.

Scientists have described a relatively simple method involving aluminum nanoparticles that are able to strip the oxygen from water molecules and leave hydrogen gas.

Image: Bubbles of hydrogen gas are generated from the reaction of water with an aluminum-gallium composite. (Amberchan et al., Applied Nano Materials, 2022)

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Web designer stressed out while working long hours 2022 01 19 00 21 47 utcCan you change the world while working 40 hours or fewer per week?

That's the question I've been asking entrepreneurs and change-makers recently.

My favorite response came from Swedish social entrepreneur, Admir Lukacevic, who simply replied, "just give me one second--that will be enough for me!"

I love Lukacevic's passion (and confidence) but most of us would agree we need a bit more time at work than that. The question, though, is how much?


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IFD1500 150x150n about 30 days, one of the longest running and most successful small business programs will expire.

The House will have 14 days in September with votes scheduled to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program when it returns to Washington, D.C. after Labor Day. Meanwhile, the Senate reconvenes on Sept. 6 and doesn’t spell out how many days it plans to be in D.C. and voting on bills.

To be sure, the fate of the SBIR program hangs in the balance of what Congress can do by Sept. 30.


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Business start up and idea 2021 08 30 00 59 20 utcThe pandemic came into this world unexpectedly and changed the way society operates. Every company has had to evolve in some way, a testament to the "survival of the fittest" theory. Now, it is time to adapt to a post-COVID-19 world.

It's easier than ever to start small Small businesses can look much more significant to generate more activity with a robust online presence. A professional website and effective public relations strategies can set your company aside from the rest and help it grow. There is no need for employees or even a physical office. Remote work has been ingrained into the workforce. You can run a business without the overhead of an office. There is no longer a need for a substantial in-person office with many employees.


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Cursor and A New Approach to Car Batteries Is About to Transform EVs WIRED UKWeight is one of the biggest banes for car designers and engineers. Batteries are exceedingly heavy and dense, and with the internal combustion engine rapidly pulling over for an electric future, the question of how to deal with an EV’s added battery mass is becoming all the more important.

Image: The Leapmotor C01 is among the first EVs to use a new battery design that provides a range of benefits.PHOTOGRAPH: LEAPMOTOR

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