Iowa Innovation Corporation                         April 14, 2015

Connections

TARGETING CANCER CELLS VIA THE COLD WAR AND THE DEPTHS OF THE OCEAN  
MICHAEL SCHULTZ  has studied Russian language in Russia as an undergrad. He has a Fulbright scholarship to work on radiochemistry in Siberia and studied chemical oceanography off the Florida coast. Now he's taking on metastatic melanoma in Iowa City. And he believes it's all related.   
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  Iowa Innovation Council
In an effort to help our readers get the larger picture of the innovation effort in Iowa, from time to time we will feature one of our strategic partners.  This time, it's the Iowa Innovation Council. Read more here.          

    Make like Mary Poppins.  Go fly a kite.
KITSCH OF THE DAY
 
It's Kite Month. Legend has it that the first kite was flown more than 2000 years ago out  of necessity, as so many inventions arise. A Chinese farmer, the story goes, tied his hat onto his head with a string on a windy day, and off it flew. A Scottish meteorologist used kite technology in 1749 to measure air   temperature at 3000 feet. And of course we have all heard of old Ben Franklin's famous experiments with kites and lightning.

 

"People don't take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it."

- Michelle Zatly, Co-founder of SoundFlare

 

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