1. ABQ Journal - ‘Protocell’ therapy gains potent backer
UNM and Sandia National Labs partner to bring a new drug-delivery system that could improve the efficacy of chemotherapy while possibly eliminating the toxic side effects.

2. Energy.gov - "Zombie Replicants to Outperform the Living"
UNM and Sandia National Labs researchers engineer mammalian 'zombie cells' that may actually be stronger than their living counterparts.

            Story also featured in Zombie.net

3. Pharmacy Choice - "Tyrosine Pharma Elects Wayne Laslie as President and CEO"
Laslie joins a strong leadership team at Tyrosine Pharma that includes associate professor of Neurosciences at UNM, Surojit Paul, the inventor of the technology.

4. ABQ Journal - "Editorial: UNM tech projects get the gift of angel wings"
UNM researchers developed four projects and receive support from New Mexico Angels, investors who pool resources and provide venture capital funding for startup companies.

5. Media Monitoring from Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

2 KASA 9:00 PM

THE STATE'S LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM COULD BE AMONG THOSE RECEIVING INCREASED FUNDING THIS YEAR. HIGHER EDUCATION SECRETARY JOSE GARCIA IS ASKING STATE LAWMAKERS TO ALLOCATE UP TO 20-MILLION ADDITIONAL DOLLARS FROM THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET TO KEEP THE PROGRAM AFLOAT. INCREASED DEMAND AND RISING COLLEGE COSTS ARE DRAINING THE PROGRAM. SECRETARY GARCIA IS WARNING LAWMAKERS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS COULD BE REDUCED IF ADDITIONAL FUNDING IS NOT PROVIDED. WAYS TO RESTRUCTURE THE PROGRAM HAVE BEEN TALKED ABOUT - BUT LAWMAKERS HAVE NOT TAKEN ANY ACT YET.

4 KOB 5:00 PM

THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE WANTS TO SHORE UP THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WITH STATE MONEY. THE ADMINISTRATION ESTIMATES THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND COULD BE SHORT 15 TO 20 MILLION DOLLARS NEXT SPRING. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECRETARY IS ENCOURAGING LAWMAKERS TO COVER THAT SHORTFALL WITH MONEY FROM THE STATE'S GENERAL BUDGET. THIS WOULD BE A TEMPORARY FIX. LAWMAKERS HAVE FAILED SEVERAL TIMES TO COME UP WITH A PLAN TO KEEP THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP FUND SOLVENT LONG TERM.

7 KOAT 5:00 AM, 5:03 AM, 5:32 AM, 6:02 AM, 6:32 AM, 7:56 AM

DISTRICTS ARE ON A DELAY THIS MORNING, BECAUSE OF THE WINTER WEATHER. GALLUP MCKINLEY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE UNM GALLUP CAMPUS ARE ON A 2 HOUR DELAY. WE HAVE A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS SCROLLING ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN ... AS WELL AS ON KOAT DOT COM.

05:05:35, 6:04 AM, 6:00 PM, 10:00 PM

A DISMAL REPORT JUST RELEASED.. SHOWS NEW MEXICO'S ECONOMY TOOK A NOSEDIVE. ACTION 7 NEWS ANCHOR TANYA MENDIS TAKES A LOOK AT JUST HOW BAD THINGS ARE. THIS DATA IS FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS... AND IT IS DISMAL. BETWEEN APRIL AND OCTOBER.. NEW MEXICO LOST MORE THAN 20-THOUSAND JOBS.. THAT'S 2.4 PERCENT. ONE UNM ECONOMIST SAYS.. WASHINGTON D.C. IS PARTLY TO BLAME. :27 THE ECONOMY IN NEW MEXICO HAS TRULY BEEN AFFECTED BY THE GOVERNMENT SEQUESTRATION AND THE UNCERTAINTY OF WHAT'S GOING ON ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL. WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW MANY WORKING-AGE RESIDENTS ARE EMPLOYED OR LOOKING FOR WORK-- THE NUMBERS ARE NO BETTER. WE LOST 24-THOUSAND LABOR FORCE PARTICIPANTS.. THAT MAKES US THE FOURTH-WORST IN THE COUNTRY! AND WHILE THE PRIVATE SECTOR HAS BEEN DOING ITS PART TO CREATE JOBS... THE GOVERNMENT LOSSES.. MEAN NEW MEXICO IS SHEDDING JOBS FASTER THAN WE CAN CREATE AND KEEP THEM. AND ECONOMISTS SAY.. DON'T EXPECT A BETTER OUTCOME ANYTIME SOON. 2:59 WE'RE NOT CRASHING AND BURNING RIGHT NOW, THERE'S NOT A HUGE DOWNTURN BUT WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT GAINING. I WOULD SAY OUR ECONOMY RIGHT NOW IN NEW MEXICO IS MOVING SIDEWAYS ACCORDING TO THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS... MORE THAN 15-THOUSAND PEOPLE DECIDED TO LEAVE THE STATE LAST YEAR. SUZAN REAGAN SAYS WE'RE NOT PAYING ENOUGH MONEY TO KEEP THE TALENTED MINDS THAT WE HAVE HERE.

13 KRQE 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM

IT APPEARS THERE'S A TEMPORARY FIX FOR THE QUICKLY DWINDLING LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM GOVERNOR SUSANA MARTINEZ SAYS SHE WANTS THE LEGISLATURE TO SHORE UP THE PROGRAM USING MONEY FROM THE GENERAL FUND, UNTIL LAWMAKERS CAN COME UP WITH A LONG TERM SOLUTION. HIGHER EDUCATION SECRETARY JOSE GARCIA SAYS THAT THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS WILL HAVE TO BE REDUCED IN THE SPRING IF LAWMAKERS FAIL TO ACT IN JANUARY. THERE HAS BEEN MUCH DISAGREEMENT ABOUT HOW TO MAKE THE PROGRAM MORE SOLVENT. RIGHT NOW THERE IS MORE MONEY GOING OUT THAN COMING IN. SOME BELIEVE THE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS SHOULD BE RAISED, OR THE PROGRAM SHOULD TRANSFORM TO A NEED BASE.