South Dakota BioSNTR researchers investigate how antibody therapeutics work Written by Christie Delfanian, SDSU Marketing & Communications Brookings, S.D. — Researchers from South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota are investigating how antibodies protect the body from influenza through the state’s BioSystems Networks and Translational Research (BioSNTR) center. What they learn will help Sioux Falls-based SAb Biotherapeutics (SAB) improve its influenza therapeutic and result in technologies that other biotechnology companies can use to evaluate product effectiveness. SAB’s immunotherapy platform was recognized by the World Health Organization as one of the top platforms for rapidly responding to infectious…

SD EPSCoR Impacts for the Week of April 24, 2017 SD Education Portal – SD EPSCoR will begin development of the new teacher education portal this month with Smart Software Solutions. The statewide education database will  provide opportunities and resources for STEM teachers to enhance their curricula in alignment with the SD Next Generation Science Standards in ways that lead to hands-on, research-based learning experiences. The portal will establish a pipeline between K-12 classroom curricula and high education research.  2020 Vision Marketing Campaign Press Release “Dakota Seeds Internships Help SD Businesses Grow”-  was picked up online and printed in the Spearfish Black Hills…

SD EPSCoR Impacts for the Week of April 3, 2017 Science Fair Coverage – SD EPSCoR saw earned media science fair coverage from more than 10 print/online news publications across the state and one digital publication, reaching more than 37,000 South Dakotan’s in print distribution. The releases were distributed from the SD EPSCoR office and focused on highlighting science award recipients and SD EPSCoR’s commitment to building the human infrastructure that is necessary to drive South Dakota STEM-based economic development, through strengthening rural science fair programs. “Dakota Seeds Provides Internship Funding Helps South Dakota Businesses Grow Their Workforce” – was distributed to SD media contacts April 5. The article is part of the…

Article by: Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan Andes Central science teacher Kristen Maynard will no longer need to cover science fair expenses with her own money. Meanwhile, Avon science teacher Paul Kuhlman can buy additional equipment without going to his school board or seeking donations. And Elk Point-Jefferson science teachers Karlene Stabe and Melanie Norris can purchase items allowing students to perform experiments not now possible. The three school districts can upgrade their science departments after winning more than a combined $12,000 through the SD EPSCoR and Fisher Science High School Lab Make-Over Awards. Andes Central and Elk Point-Jefferson each received…

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