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Pharmaceuticals Manufactured In Insect Larvae

...al stage, the proteins are destroyed. Farming the pharmaceuticals becomes easy using a recently patented system called HeRD -- the high-efficiency rearing device. Developed at BTI, HeRD can raise thousands of insects all at once to produce protein, thus reducing the expense. Using the HeRD system, the BTI researc...

Biodiversity Worth $2.9 Trillion

...s, biological control of pests, plant pollination, pharmaceuticals and other nature-based products, ecotourism, and sequestration of carbon dioxide that otherwise would contribute to global warming (see "Biotic Invoice," attached). The biotic beneficence would be even greater, the Cornell biologists observed, if ...

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Researchers Report Three-Dimensional Structure Of Hepatitis C Helicase Enzyme; Report In Structure

...ent and commercialization of novel, small molecule pharmaceuticals forthe treatment of diseases for which there are currently limited or no effectivetreatments. The Company is a leader in the use of structure-based drug design,an approach to drug discovery that integrates advanced biology, biophysics andchemistry. ...

UMass Researchers Announce Birth Of Genetically Modified Cloned Calves

...l glass of milk. This new field, a combination of pharmaceuticals and farming, is called "pharming." Under an agreement announced last year between ACT and Genzyme Transgenics Corp. , the first product to be produced will be human serum albumin, a protein currently derived from pooled human plasma that is used th...

NIGMS Makes First Awards For

...s into an "artificial placenta" thatmay reveal how pharmaceuticals given to pregnant women affect their fetuses inutero. Currently, there is no good way to determine the concentration of drugsthat cross the placenta into a fetus. The researchers plan first to study theeffects of AZT, a drug used by large numbers o...

Biggest Acoustics Meeting Ever

...that ultrasound canenhance the delivery of certain pharmaceuticals through the blood-brain barrier (3aBV4). Michael Tanterof the University of Paris ( michael@clara.loa.epsci.fr ) will discuss experimental efforts towardsnoninvasive brain imaging with ultrasound (1pBV4). The Synergy Between Ultrasound and Cancer T...

Micro-Plants Yield Pharmaceutical New Wave

...pounds with significant human health benefits as pharmaceuticals - anti-cancer, antibiotic and improved heart func...eliver to the world the same rich contribution of pharmaceuticals as that made from the plant life of the Amazon Basin." Humans have been extracting drugs from pla...

Baker's Yeast Causes Chemical Reactions And Sweet Smelling Labs

...e baker's yeast in makingchemical products used in pharmaceuticals and food. Jon Stewart, an assistant professor of chemistry at UF, says yeast cellssimilar to those used to make bread and beer can make enzymes needed inexperiments that are nonexplosive, nontoxic and biodegradable. The newyeast cells, called...

Vertex Pharmaceuticals/Yale Research Team Uses Gene Knockout Mice To Establish Role Of Caspase-9 In Neuronal Cell Death Pathway

...ent and commercialization of novel, small molecule pharmaceuticals forthe treatment of diseases for which there are currently limited or no effectivetreatments. The Company is a leader in the use of structure-based drug design,an approach to drug discovery that integrates advanced biology, biophysics andchemistry. ...

Discovery Of Possible New Weight Control Role For Leptin Announced By Yale University School Of Medicine Researchers

...yis likely to be helpful in the development of new pharmaceuticals to treatobesity. In addition to revealing new mechanisms of weight control, the discoveryalso could help scientists understand more about defective wound healing andalterations of the blood vessels in diabetic patients. "Whether leptinangio...

Phase III Results Suggest Potent Antiviral Activity For Vertex And Glaxo Wellcomes Second-Generation HIV Protease Inhibitor Agenerase TM

...ent and commercialization of novel, small molecule pharmaceuticals forthe treatment of diseases for which there are currently limited or noeffective treatments. The Company is a leader in the use of structure-baseddrug design, an approach to drug discovery that integrates advanced biology,biophysics and chemistry. ...

Beyond Jurassic Park: Real Science With Ancient DNA

... source of organisms thatcould produce life-saving pharmaceuticals or be used in valuable industrialprocesses," he says. Research on preserved plant specimens from the last few centuries is alsounderway. Dr. Craig Liddell, now with Paradigm Genetics, worked with colleaguesat New Mexico State University sifting throu...

Hopkins Center For Civilian Biodefense Studies Co-Sponsors Symposium On Medical/Public Health Response To Bioterrorism

...ical terrorism? What issues regarding vaccines and pharmaceuticals must beaddressed? What are the possible scenarios involving the use of anthrax and smallpox incivilianpopulations? The symposium is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for CivilianBiodefenseStudies, the Department of Health and Human Services,...

New Discovery May Lead To Control Of Production Of Key Proteins

... The discoveries could lead to development of pharmaceuticals to controlthe body's production of these proteins. An article in the April 16 issue of Science, for the first time linksthe destruction of proteins to the destruction of the molecules that createthose proteins, called messenger RNA. Gary Bre...

Successful 'Green' Solvent Found For Problematic Chemicals

... would break down, ordecompose, when heated. Many pharmaceuticals fall into this category. Forthese, some other way is needed to remove the chemicals from the ionic liquids. In experiments described in the Nature article, Brennecke and hercolleague, Eric J. Beckman of the University of Pittsburgh, forced s...

Immunex Corporation and Genentech, Inc. join forces to develop TRAIL/Apo2L in cancer

...discovers,develops, manufactures and markets human pharmaceuticals for significant unmetmedical needs. Twelve of the currently marketed biotechnology products stemfrom Genentech science. Genentech markets seven biotechnology products directlyin the United States. The company has headquarters in South San Francisc...

Two-for-one special: industrial enzymes and food

... tissue growth factorsin plants. Using plant-based pharmaceuticals is much safer and cheaper thanusing donated blood or mammalian cells to treathemophiliacs or wounds. See related news release at /www.pnl.gov/news/news.htm...

Researchers suggest new mechanism to explain DNA charge transfer process

...the repair mechanism or inhibit the damage through pharmaceuticals or procedures," Schuster said. "That would be important for certain people who have diseases in which the mechanisms for repairing DNA are inefficient." Other applications could include new diagnostictechniques for spotting the DNA of disease-causi...

Futurist research highlights chemists' national meeting March 26-30 in San Francisco

...rs - New questions on the potential risks posed by pharmaceuticals and personal-care products. Drug delivery techniques - new research on effective ways to deliver drugs within the body. New Prospects in Anticancer Agents in the 21st century Other ACS meetings in 2000 are: The 220th ...

Crack open an egg and cure a disease

...eticist cross the chicken? To turn it into a cheap pharmaceuticals factory, it seems. Comical as it may sound, two co...in chicken eggs-a long-established practice in the pharmaceuticals industry. Helen Sang, a chicken biotechnology researcher at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh is en...

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