University at Buffalo medicinal startup receives $250,000 award

The University at Buffalo startup Cytocybernetics has received a $250,000 Small Business Innovation Research award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Per a report from science news outlet EurekAlert, the UB spinoff company will now be able to develop a medical device to study drugs used for mental health disorders. The Cybercyte, the startup’s flagship device, allows researchers to test new medicines and drugs on individual cells. “This will enable neuroscientists to determine specific details of how drugs interact with…

Google plans to double its efforts in the Big Apple

Amazon isn’t the only tech giant making news this week in New York City. Google, which already has a headquarters in the Big Apple, is looking to double its current number of employees to be more than 20,000 through its parent company Alphabet. According to the Wall Street Journal, the addition of some 12,000 employees at Alphabet’s New York City site would rival that of Amazon’s workforce in the area if it follows through on rumored plans to come to…