3 Things: Want To Pitch Your Business to Mark Cuban? Here’s Your Chance

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Researchers at UTSW have found a diagnostic method that could help detect prostate cancer earlier, Charitybuzz auction offers chance to have lunch with Mark Cuban, and a Dallas startup is ready to “sock it to” Australia.

UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have found a new MRI technique that can help differentiate healthy prostate tissue from cancerous tissue. The method focuses on detecting levels of zinc ion in tissue, which is something that typical MRIs don’t perform reliably in, according to UT Southwestern. The technique was tested using mouse models. “Prostate cancer often has no early symptoms, so identifying potential new diagnostic methods that might catch the cancer at an earlier stage or allow us to track how it is progressing is an important opportunity,” said Dr. Neil Rofsky, chairman of radiology and director of translational research for the Advanced Imaging Research Center at UT Southwestern, in a release. Read more about the research. 

Hoping to snag a meeting with Mark Cuban to pitch your business idea? Charitybuzz is offering lunch with the Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star as a prize in one of its auctions benefitting the OnePulse Foundation. Of course, it’ll cost you, but remember those dollars are going to charity. Bids were up to $14,500 as of early Wednesday afternoon. Find out more about the opportunity.

Something’s afoot at Foot Cardigan, the subscription sock company that was co-founded in Dallas by Bryan DeLuca and Matt McClard. After winning a deal on Shark Tank with Mark Cuban and Troy Carter, the company has been knee-high in business. Now, the company has announced that it going to launch in Australia. You can read more at Startup Daily here.

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