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Udall, Heinrich: Tech Transfer Funding To Help NMSU Students Move Innovations To Marketplace

on February 11, 2016 - 3:22pm
WASHINGTON D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will invest $368,760 in New Mexico State University's Next Generation Entrepreneurship (Next Gen) project.
The funding will allow NMSU to enhance entrepreneurship programming at its main campus and extend it to the four NMSU community college campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Grants and Las Cruces.

Chandler And O'Leary Analyze Bills At Legislature

on February 11, 2016 - 10:27am

Los Alamos County Vice Chair Susan O'Leary, left, and retiring Probate Judge Chris Chandler are serving as analysts during the 30 Day Session at the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
When you really need to get something done, give it to a couple of busy people with penchants for public service. Officials did just that when they tapped the expertise of Los Alamos Attorney and Probate Judge Christine Chandler and Los Alamos Council Vice Chair Susan O'Leary.
Despite everything on their plates, these women

LANL Virus Expert Gave Early Warning On Zika

on February 11, 2016 - 10:24am
ZIKA MAP Source: Created by Congressional Research Service from Pan American Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control maps of Zika cases at and, accessed Jan. 2, 2016.  Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

LANL researcher Brian Foley has worked in bioinformatics since 1984. He has spent 20 years in HIV research at Los Alamos National Laboratory and has published 98 papers currently listed on Research Gate, the science networking site

LANL Microbiologist Brian Foley

A specialist in phylogenetics,

Gravitational Waves Found, Black-hole Models Led Way

on February 11, 2016 - 10:05am

A simulation of two merging black holes, creating gravitational waves. Courtesy/LIGO

LANL News:

  • Supercomputer models predicted, instruments detected, Einstein was right

Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity in 1916, and now, almost exactly 100 years later, the faint ripples across space-time have been found. The advanced Laser Interferometric Gravitational-wave Observatory (aLIGO) has achieved the first direct measurement.  

“We already have indirect evidence of gravitational wave emission from binary pulsars like the Hulse-Taylor system.

‘Good to Great’ Author Keynotes 2016 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit

on February 11, 2016 - 9:36am

Bill Wadt stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom Tuesday to discuss the importance of the 2016 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit set for April 12-13 at Isleta Resort. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Jim Collins, student and teacher of leadership and what “makes great companies tick,” will keynote Quality New Mexico’s Learning Summit “Excellence by Choice” April 12-13 at Isleta Resort. 

Collins has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than 10 million copies worldwide.

A Global Look At Women And Cardiovascular Disease

on February 11, 2016 - 9:33am

LAMC Emergency Room Director

The World Heart Federation and the World Health Organization tells us that cardiovascular disease (CVD) – heart disease and stroke – is the biggest killer of women globally, killing more women than all cancers, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. Here are a few remarkable statistics:

Heart disease and stroke cause 8.6 million deaths among women annually-- a third of all deaths in women worldwide.

AG Recognizes Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month; Offers Trainings To Students Across New Mexico

on February 11, 2016 - 9:07am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

NMAG News:

  • Attorney General’s Community Outreach Division offers trainings to engage students in a constructive dialogue about healthy dating behaviors and the dangers of teen dating violence

SANTA FE Today, in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced his office’s continued efforts to educate students across New Mexico about the dangers of teen dating violence and the importance of healthy relationships.

“We want to help break cycles of abuse in our state by equipping young people with the

House Approves Bipartisan Proposal To Establish An Independent Ethics Commission

on February 11, 2016 - 8:38am
SANTA FE ― The House of Representatives approved a proposed constitutional amendment to establish an independent state ethics commission. 
House Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines and co-sponsored by Rep. Jeff Steinborn, passed on a vote of 50 to 10 Tuesday evening. Passage of this resolution would give New Mexico voters the option to adopt this commission in the next election.  
“New Mexico needs an ethics commission that is independent and transparent,” Dines said. “I appreciate the input and guidance provided by my colleagues to help me refine this resolution.