Dr. Jeffery Wright receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

UNCW Wright was bestowed this award for his lifelong work with marine toxins – specifically identifying new toxins when they occur and devising methods for their detection in seafood or in rivers and reservoirs(More) 

Exploring partnerships with UNC's Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

UNC Kenan Institute - Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise director Joseph DeSimone visited Wilmington, NC to explore potential partnerships between, MARBIONC, UNC-Wilmington and the Kenan Institute(More)  

Algae experiments at UNCW could offer medical breakthrough

Wilmington Star News Collaborative ongoing research is one step closer to drug development that could help survivors of stroke and traumatic brain injuries. (More)

Researchers studying if red tide toxin could aid stroke, brain injury patients

Naples Daily News - A team of medical researchers say they see a potential silver lining in the red tides that afflict Southwest Florida's coast. (More)

Creightonchairman studies algae as brain damage cure

Omaha World Herald - Scientists know that brains ravaged by strokes and other injuries try to rewire themselves and make new connections to circumvent the damaged area. (More)

Natural Product Produced by Marine Algae Shows Promise in Stroke Recovery Treatment

Journal Democrat (Nebraska) - A new study using brevetoxin-2, a compound produced naturally by marine algae, stimulated nerve cell growth and plasticity in cultured mouse neurons. This research advances a potentially new pharmacological treatment to aid recovery of brain function following a stroke or other traumatic brain injury. (More)


Marine Algae Could Help With Stroke Recovery

WOWT 6News - A natural product produced by marine algae shows promise in stroke recovery. (More)

MARBIONC Seeks to Attract Bio-Tech Industry

Lumina News - “[Marine biotechnology is] an industry that’s waiting to happen,” said Randall Johnson, director of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s southeastern office during UNCW’s recent economic development conference. “It’s applications are immense, opportunities huge.” (More)


Economic Outlook Focuses on Marine Biotech

Wilmington Star News - The sea is offering the Wilmington area another path to prosperity as research and the business of marine biotechnology prepare to grow here. MARBIONC is a business venture from federal and state money, a first-of-its-kind step to build a fledgling industry. (More)


UNCW Invests in Marine Biotechnology Research Facility

Triad News 14 - UNC Wilmington continues to make major investments in marine biotechnology by building a new $30 million research facility. (More)


MARBIONC Attends BIO International Convention 2012

June 18-21, 2012 in Boston at the North Carolina Pavilion. BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.


UNCW hopes MARBIONC will be the Research Triangle Park of the coast

Wilmington Star News - Just off Masonboro Loop Road, tucked between a wooded sanctuary and the Intracoastal Waterway, sits a parcel of land expected to be developed into the gem of the research world in Wilmington. (More)