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Brain Protein "Rescues" Neurons From Atrophy

... and collaboration between academic scientists and biotechnology companies....

Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage

...ting world food requirements by demonstrating that biotechnology can be used to enhance the rice plant's ability to defend itself against pests and stresses, without the use of expensive and sometimes detrimental inputs such as pesticides." Development of transgenic rice with salt and drought tolerance was reporte...

Major Plant Genome Research Project Underway

...ing the Arabidopsis genome will enable us to use biotechnology to develop a host of new plant varieties for agriculture and other purposes. This research is like exploring a continent for the first time; each step leads on to several others, with tremendous possibilities. We're going to see productive results ...

Gene Discovery Could Overcome Aluminum Barrier To Higher Wheat Yields Worldwide

... been located, the goal is to put it to work using biotechnology in wheat varieties worldwide." USDA's Acting Under Secretary for <A HREF="http://www.reeusda.gov/ree/">Research, Education and Economics, Catherine Wotecki, said the research is the "kind needed to better feed future generations of people wo...

New Nonviral Gene Therapy System Could Help Fight Cancer

... licensed by Ohio University toProgenitor, Inc., a biotechnology company in Columbus, Ohio....

Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes

...plant. As new laws evolved to allow protection of biotechnology inventions,research institutions were able to pate...nouspeoples. "Although a lot of the genes used in biotechnology research comefrom the developing world, there hasn't been a convenient and fair methodfor rerouting ...

Pacific Northwest's High-Tech Industry Faces Uncertain Future Under Proposed Cuts To Federal R&D Programs

... contributed significantly to the region's growing biotechnology and medical industry. "Cuts to academic research could have a direct influence on the intellectual support structures of these industries," said Al Teich, director of AAAS Science and Policy Programs . "The pool of trained specialists -- the workfor...

University Of Washington Discovery May Point The Way To New Treatment For Hepatitis C Cases That Do Not Respond To Interferon Therapy

...ng agreement with RiboGene, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company in Hayward, Calif., which will begin investigating drug therapies based on the UW discovery. Katze is a member of the company's scientific advisory board. Hepatitis C (formerly called non-A, non-B hepatitis), caused by the virus, affe...

Everyday Technology Underlies First DNA Computer Logic Gates

...NA microchips being developed by researchers at a biotechnology company called Affymax, the gates will usher in a wave of breakthroughs in DNA computing. Ray says such chips could make DNA computation even faster by speeding the tally of the DNA strands that serve as answers to computations. Rather than runni...

NIH's Genbank Database Logs Billionth Base

...nding of biology will lead to new opportunities in biotechnology and breakthroughs in health care." NCBI is also responsible for two other biomedical information systems recently in the news: PubMed and the Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (CGAP). PubMed, which provides free Web-based access to the NLM's MEDLINE da...

E. Coli Genome Reported: Milestone Of Modern Biology Emerges From Wisconsin Lab

...instay of basicbiology, and recent developments in biotechnology and genetic engineering have depended heavily on i...y. In recent years, it has become the workhorse of biotechnology and is used as a living factory to produce human insulin and other medicines. The most important res...

New Report Sets Standard To Protect Natural Pest Control

...value of Bt, and the threat to organic farmers and biotechnology companies if Bt is lost. WHAT: Press breakfast and release of Now or Never: Serious New Plans to Save a Natural Pest Control WHERE: Old Ebbitt Grill (downstairs in Cabinet room)675 15th St., NW, Washington, DC WHEN: Tuesday, February 3, 9:00 ...

UMass Researchers Announce Birth Of Genetically Modified Cloned Calves

...conduct this research under the auspices of ACT, a biotechnology company with close ties to the University. The scientists have developed a reliable way to introduce new traits into livestock cells and produce an unlimited number of exact copies -- clones. The newborn cloned transgenic calves have a specific gene ...

Experimental Trial Combines DNA Vaccine With Triple-Drug Therapy To Stop HIV

...ne for the trial is manufactured by ApollonInc., a biotechnology firm located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The University of Pennsylvania Medical Center's sponsored research ranksfifth in the United States, based on grant support from the National Institutesof Health, the primary funder of biomedical researc...

Scientists Invent Faster Gene Function Identification System

...y 1997, and has been licensedto Progenitor Inc., a biotechnology company in Menlo Park, Calif. Progenitorcurrently ... A Center of Excellence within the Edison biotechnology Center inCleveland, Ohio University's Edison Biotechnology Institute is abiomedical/genetics researc...

Hultgren Receives Prestigious Eli Lilly Award

...essful vaccine trials in mice at MedImmune Inc., a biotechnology company inGaithersburg, Md. Human trials should begin later this year. The vaccine primes the immune system to recognize FimH on invadingbacteria. The resulting antibodies bind to FimH, capping the tips of the hairsand preventing ...

Pharmacogenesis: Postgenomic Drug Discovery Through Developmental Biology

...iscussion willinclude Rachel Leheny, Ph.D., senior biotechnology analyst at Hambrecht & Quiston "Building The Business Infrastructure." The conference will also featurediscussions by top scientists and industry leaders including: Doros Platika, M.D., President, CEO, Ontogeny, Inc. George Scangos, Ph.D., Preside...

Biotech Firms Develop Where Star Scientists Worked, Study Shows

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Most biotechnology firms created during the 1980s weredeveloped near .... The study identified the top researchers in the biotechnology field in1980 and the location of leading biotech firms in 1990. The findings showedthat the firms we...

Gene Discovery '98

...WesleyBonds, Ph.D., and Sister Mary Jane Paolella, biotechnology instructor at SacredHeart Academy in Hamden. More than 40 students and teachers from New Haven area schools and students fromother Connecticut towns are expected to attend the one-day workshop where theywill learn to sequence a strand of DNA from Sa...

Human Genome Researchers Receive Biotech Award

...orsoutstanding contributions to the application of biotechnology throughfundamental research, development research or reduction to practice, will bepresented at the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May17-21, 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1980, Drs. Botstein and Davis and their colleagues ex...

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