RTI International http://wunc.org en Study: Children's Ear Tube Surgery Might Be Unnecessary In The Long-Term http://wunc.org/post/study-childrens-ear-tube-surgery-might-be-unnecessary-long-term <p></p><p>Researchers at the University of North Carolina and RTI International have found that children who have tubes implanted in their ears to remove fluid pressure fare just as well in the long run as kids who wait out the symptoms under a doctor's care.</p><p></p><p>The small tubes are surgically implanted in a child’s eardrums to relieve the condition, called otitis media with effusion. Nearly 670,000 kids undergo the procedure in America each year, making it one of the most common surgeries for children.</p><p></p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:54:51 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 28730 at http://wunc.org Study: Children's Ear Tube Surgery Might Be Unnecessary In The Long-Term Meet Wayne Holden http://wunc.org/post/meet-wayne-holden <p>Even though Wayne Holden wasn’t a natural athlete, being 6 feet, 6 inches meant that he had to play basketball in high school.&nbsp; That sent him to college, which led him into psychology and working with disturbed kids. It was a career he loved, but since 2005, Holden has worked at <a href="http://www.rti.org/" target="_blank">RTI International</a>, a global research organization.&nbsp; Now he serves as RTI's CEO.&nbsp; So, how did he go from the clinic to the boardroom? Holden joins host Frank Stasio to discuss his fascinating journey.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Susan Davis & Frank Stasio 3851 at http://wunc.org Meet Wayne Holden RTI Boasts New Solar Energy Technology http://wunc.org/post/rti-boasts-new-solar-energy-technology <p>A North Carolina research firm says it's taken a significant step toward making solar energy a widely-marketable source of electricity. <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.rti.org/">RTI International</a></span> says its new solar cells use an ink-like material produced at much lower cost than traditional silicon panels. Jay Lewis is a senior research scientist with the RTP nonprofit.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:20:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 1916 at http://wunc.org RTI Awarded Energy Grant http://wunc.org/post/rti-awarded-energy-grant <p>RTI International has been awarded 4-point8-million dollars to develop technology to help reduce the energy needed to power manufacturing facilities.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:&nbsp; </strong>RTI International will partner with Duke University and Veolia Water Solutions in Cary to develop a system that will allow heat from industrial processes to treat waste-water.&nbsp; David Danielson is Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the US Department of Energy.&nbsp; He says his office is funding 13 projects in this first round.<br> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2322 at http://wunc.org