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Lessons Learned in Therapeutics

Steve Blank | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. Doctors, rese...

Lessons Learned in Digital Health

Steve Blank | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. Part 1: iss...

We've Seen the Future of Translational Medicine and It's Disruptive

Steve Blank | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

A team of 110 researchers and clinicians, in therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health in 25 teams at UCSF has just shown us the future of...

How Do You Want to Spend the Next 4 Years of Your Life?

Steve Blank | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

As our Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences class winds down, a good number of the 26 teams are trying to figure out whether they should go forward to tur...

When Customers Make You Smarter

Steve Blank | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We talk a lot about Customer Development, but there's nothing like seeing it in action to understand its power. Here's what happened when an extraordi...

Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences - Revenue Streams

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We're teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) at UCSF with a team of...

Well They 'Should' Be Our Customers

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

When scientists and engineers who've been working in the lab for years try to commercialize their technology they often get trapped by their own belie...

Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences - Distribution Channels

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We're teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) at UCSF with a team of...

The New Global Leader, Part III: Dr. André Domin, at the Beating Heart of the Bio Tech Revolution

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

"I firmly believe bio tech start-ups have to network globally -- both in a business and a scientific sense. Also, they need to work with externals -- business leaders, mentors, coaches, consultants -- to ramp up their sales, management and marketing skills."

These Biology and Ecology Apps Will Really Put Some Life Into Your iPad

Brad Spirrison | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

While there is no app out there that can explain the meaning of life to you and your kids, there are a number of touch-based educational offerings that explore all forms of life on our planet.

Need Cures? Who Ya Gonna Call?

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Anderson

While we need to celebrate the success stories in medical research that allow us to carry on our lives, we have more work to do. We must ensure that we continue to have a robust flow of scientific discoveries that we can then translate into better health.

'Trust Molecule' Dictates How We Form Relationships, Expert Writes

online.wsj.com | Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

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What Really Causes Brain Freeze? Scientists Pinpoint Cause

Posted 04.23.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/22/2012 05:03 PM EDT on LiveScience Most people have likely experienced brain freeze ...

WATCH: Leg-Snapping Study Spotlights Bug's Amazing Strength

| Erin Loury | Posted 04.12.2012 | Science

A cockroach crunched underfoot may not seem like a model of strength, but scientists have discovered that bug skeletons are tougher than we think. I...

WATCH: Up Close, Microbes Look Menacing, Marvelous

Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

Would you get up close to a 200 million-year-old creature with squirming tentacles and ferocious, snapping pincers? Austrian filmmaker and multimedia ...

PHOTOS: 'Animal Inside Out' Exhibition Shows Guts, Blood Vessels

Posted 04.05.2012 | Science

Do the 'plasticized' cadavers in German anatomist Gunther von Hagens' "Body Worlds exhibitions take your breath away, or get under your skin? What...

WATCH: Ants' Dying Queen Mated With As Spider Eats Her Head-First

Posted 03.26.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/24/2012 11:46 AM EDT on LiveScience We can't all be picky about our mates, and ants e...

WATCH: Surprising Way Tiny Plankton Avoid Hungry Fish

| Daniel Strain | Posted 03.22.2012 | Science

Plankton bring the flea circus to the ocean. Like flying trapeze artists or tumbling acrobats, these tiniest of marine animals can really soar above t...

World's Oldest Salamander Species Discovered In China

Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/12/2012 03:06 PM EDT on LiveScience A newly discovered 157-million-year-old salamande...

What Thoreau's Journals Reveal About Climate Change

Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/09/2012 12:11 PM EST on LiveScience Springtime in Concord, Mass., has changed since the t...

Woolly Mammoth Extinction Gets Surprising New Explanation

| Posted 03.06.2012 | Science

The past few tens of millennia were hard times for the "megafauna" of the world. Hundreds of big-bodied species—from the mammoths of North America t...

Red Dress Study Shows What Men REALLY Think About Women In Crimson

| By Daniel Strain | Posted 02.29.2012 | Science

Red dresses muddle men's minds, just ask The Matrix's Neo. In a scene from the 1999 sci-fi film, the hero is famously ambushed after becoming distract...

WATCH: Ferocious Fish's Secret Weapon Revealed

| Jane J. Lee | Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

Since their introduction to the Atlantic Ocean in the 1980s, Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) have gobbled up native Caribbean and western Atla...

PHOTOS: Puppy-Sized Prehistoric Horses May Portend Puny Humans

| Katherine Harmon | Posted 02.24.2012 | Science

The first horses in North America would not have been able to hold their own in the Triple Crown. At just about 5.6 kilograms the Sifrhippus sandra...

Station Wagon to Space

David Freeman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
David Freeman

Unless you've forsaken the modern world for a primitive dwelling deep in the woods, science is part of the molecular structure of life. HuffPost Science is here to put it under the microscope.