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2014-09-09 12:29:19

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research institute, and Nobelpharma, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, have entered into a licensing agreement to test SR16234, an SRI drug candidate that may be effective in treating endometriosis. SR16234 is a member of a class of drugs known as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) that regulate the effects of the hormone estrogen. "This important collaboration is addressing a...

2014-08-20 08:25:06

New funding to bolster product development and expand Kasisto's footprint in the financial services market NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kasisto, provider of a conversational artificial intelligence platform for enterprise mobile applications, today announced it has secured $2.25 million in seed funding. The round was led by New York Angels with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, the Partnership Fund for New York City, the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, Harvard...

2014-07-24 12:27:52

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has been awarded a new $49 million, seven-year contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to conduct preclinical development of potential therapies for HIV infection and AIDS. The contract supports the development of drugs to treat HIV and AIDS and the complications and opportunistic infections associated with the disease, as well as...

2014-06-26 08:34:32

Kasisto's Conversational Platform Integrates Easily with Mobile Applications and Delivers an Intuitive Customer Experience MENLO PARK, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International today announced the launch of Kasisto, its latest spin-off venture. Using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology, Kasisto aims to improve the consumer experience on mobile devices through intelligent conversation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140625/121817 Siri, also an SRI...

2014-06-24 16:21:04

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International today announced that William Jeffrey, Ph.D., President and CEO of HRL Laboratories, will become SRI's President and CEO effective September 1, 2014. SRI's current President and CEO Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D., earlier this year announced his retirement from those roles to become Vice Chairman for Innovation when his successor was selected. "The Board of Directors and I are very appreciative to Curt Carlson for his...

2014-06-12 23:02:11

Arecibo and NASA Scientists using Earth-based radar have produced sharp views of a recently-discovered asteroid as it slid safely past our planet. Taken on June 8, 2014, the new views of asteroid 2014 HQ124 are some of the most detailed images of a near-Earth asteroid ever obtained with Arecibo Observatory and Goldstone Solar System Radar. Arecibo, Puerto Rico (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 On Sunday, June 8, 2014, asteroid 2014 HQ124 safely passed Earth a little over three times the distance from...

2014-06-03 12:46:41

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blended learning models-- the combination of teacher-led and online instruction-- may improve education by enhancing personalized learning in schools and freeing teachers to focus on helping all students develop higher-level learning skills. However, successful implementation of these models requires adequate infrastructure, reliable technology, quality software content, and changes in classroom management practices, according to new research...

2014-05-30 16:26:18

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International today announced the acquisition of Desti, an SRI spin-off venture, by HERE, a Nokia Company, for an undisclosed amount. Desti is the first smart travel planner to help users find exactly what they're looking for by using artificial intelligence (AI) to sift through thousands of places, find the best matches and explain the relevance. Desti helps find accommodations, attractions, activities and dining spots by...

2014-05-14 08:32:19

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has entered into an exclusive reseller agreement with emaratech, the leading information technology solutions provider and management consulting company for commercial and government entities throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan. The reseller agreement is non-exclusive in Oman. As a result of this strategic relationship, SRI's next-generation Iris on the Move® (IOM) biometric product line is now...

2014-05-07 08:31:53

New Model May Also Explain How Narcolepsy Develops in Humans MENLO PARK, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuroscientists at SRI International have found that a form of baclofen, a drug used to treat muscle spasticity, works better at treating narcolepsy than the best drug currently available when tested in mice. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140506/85139 According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), narcolepsy, a chronic...


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