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Protemix corporation announces discovery of way to repair hearts damaged by diabetes

Auckland, New Zealand (August 31, 2004): New Zealand biopharmaceutical company Protemix Corporation has announced the discovery of a treatment which appears to reverse heart disease in people suffering from diabetes and may lead to a more effective intervention in a major cause of death worldwide.... ...A study , brought about a significant reduction towards normal heart size in diabetic patient...

Virginia Tech's smelly 'corpse plant' due to bloom Aug. 4

Blacksburg, Va. Virginia Tech has a second Amorphophallus titanum, or "corpse plant," ready to bloom and emit its intensely powerful stench. People are invited to tie bandanas over their noses and come see the rare and unusual plant....... The horticulture greenhouse containing the plant is open to visitors Monday through Friday, July 26-30, and August 2-6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The likely date f...

Carnegie Mellon enhances Quantum Dot Corp. technology for long-term, live-animal imaging

PITTSBURGH-- By modifying the surface of tiny, fluorescent crystals called quantum dots, Carnegie Mellon University scientists have enabled them to circulate for hours in animals and to provide fluorescent signals for at least eight months, the longest that anyone has observed quantum dot fluorescence in a living animal. This technological feat overcomes a major limitation, making quantum dots fi...

Texas A&M, Ecor Corp. sign deal to produce health-related proteins

WESLACO Before a plastic surgeon injects collagen into a patient's face to repair damage, smooth out wrinkles, or create more sensual, pouty lips, the patient undergoes skin tests to detect any possible allergies to the collagen. ... That's because the collagen surgeons use is protein derived from either cow or human cadaver collagen. While the risk may be low, the potential nevertheless exist...

Office Depot partners with Conservation Organizations to incorporate science into paper procurement

Delray Beach, Fla., March 22, 2004 Office Depot, (NYSE: ODP), the world's leading reseller of paper, today announced a five-year, $2.2 million strategy to develop the information, standards and tools needed to advance the company's forest and biodiversity conservation policies. The project work is expected to help reduce the environmental footprint of the company's forest and paper product suppl...

Dodging elephants, scorpions, mudslidesUF researcher tracks tigers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Of the estimated 7,000 tigers left in the world, scientists know the least about the roughly 2,000 thought to remain in Southeast Asia. ...Unstable or repressive political conditions in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia have long impeded Western biologists trying to study tigers there. Much of the big cats' habitat, meanwhile, consists of remote, extrem...

JGI and Diversa Corp. announce large-scale microbial sequencing collaboration

WALNUT CREEK, CA, and SAN DIEGO, CA The U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and Diversa Corporation (Nasdaq: DVSA) today announced a collaboration to discover and sequence novel microbial genomes found in a diverse range of unique habitats....... Under the collaboration, Diversa will use its proprietary technologies to extract DNA from environmental samples and make gene li...

Breeding programs should incorporate mate choice

The breeding programs widely used to supplement fisheries and conserve endangered species may be flawed. The problem is that while animals usually choose their mates in the wild, they typically do not get a choice when bred in captivity. The benefits of mate choice can include increased resistance to disease among offspring, and new work calls for incorporating mate choice into captive breeding p...

Rare, smelly 'corpse plant' ready to bloom at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. Aug. 27, 2002-- Just in time for the return of Virginia Tech students for fall semester, the Amorphophallus titanum, or "corpse plant," is ready to bloom, probably during the coming week, and emit its intensely powerful stench. ......A blooming Amorphophallus titanum, or titan arum, is rare, according to Khidir Hilu of Virginia Tech's biology department, which operates the greenho...

UT Southwestern researcher receives $15 million grant from Japan Science and Technology Corp.

DALLAS - April 23, 2002 - UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas researcher Dr. Masashi Yanagisawa has received a five-year, $15 million grant from Japan Science and Technology Corp. to expand his research on receptor genes and the roles they play in the body....... Japan Science and Technology, administered by the Japanese prime minister's office, conducts and promotes basic research, technol...

Corporations and environmentalists can be allies to reduce industrys ecological footprint

... WASHINGTON, D.C. - Corporations can and should be instrumental in protecting global biodiversity according to a new book entitled, Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructures, and Biodiversity Conservation....Footprints is the first book to address the concerns of all parties that have a stake in the development of tropical rain forests, including activists, corpo...

High CO2 levels hamper nitrate incorporation by plants

Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide that are associated with global warming can interfere with plants' ability to incorporate certain forms of nitrogen, dramatically altering the plant life worldwide and forcing significant changes in agricultural fertilizer use, according to a plant physiologist at the University of California, Davis.... ...These findings will be reported by lead author...

ESA Corporate Award winner 2001: Weyerhaeuser Company Limited British Columbia Coastal Forest Project Team

On Thursday, August 9, 2001 the Ecological Society of America, at its 86th Annual Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, will present its Corporate Award to Weyerhaeuser Company Limited and its British Colombia Coastal Forest Project Team. The Corporate Award honors a company that incorporates sound ecological concepts and practices into planning and operating procedures.... ...Part of The British Colum...

Nonprofits, corporations can collaborate to improve environmental management

.CHAPEL HILL -- A new breed of nonprofit and corporate leader is trading tension and distrust for collaboration to improve corporate environmental practices in significant and lasting ways, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say. .Their report, "Partnering for Sustainability: Managing Nonprofit Organization-Corporate Environmental Alliances," outlines factors that con...

Researchers at Virginia Tech and CropTech Corp. receive patent for lysosomal enzymes produced in plants

. The human enzymes produced in tobacco could someday provide.low-cost treatment for Gaucher's disease and other genetic disorders . Blacksburg, Va., -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.yesterday issued patent 5,929,304 for "Production of Lysosomal Enzymes in.Plant-based Expression Systems" to Carole Cramer, Virginia Tech professor of.plant pathology, physiology, and weed sciences, Ka...

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

.SEATTLE and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 1999- Immunex Corporation (NASDAQ:.IMNX) and Genentech, Inc. (NYSE:GNE) announced today that the two companies.agreed to jointly develop TRAIL/Apo2L, an entirely new approach to research in.the fight against cancer. Pending FDA approval, the companies have also agreed.to jointly commercialize the product. . . "Combining our world class leadershi...

Antiviral From Advanced Viral Research Corp. Inhibits CCR5 Cell Receptor For HIV

.Yonkers, NY, February 25, 1999 - Advanced Viral Research Corp. (OTC BB:ADVR).announced today that its scientists have discovered that its lead antiviral.drug, Reticulose, inhibited the production of a key cellular receptor for HIV..Using CD4 positive T-lymphocytes, the scientists found that Reticulose markedly.decreased the number of cellular CCR5 receptors. The CCR5 receptor is one of.the thr...

Gene Therapy Incorporates Molecular Rheostat For Controlled, Long-Term Drug Delivery

. Using a unique combination of innovative technologies, scientists have.demonstrated the ability to introduce therapeutic genes into the body and then,.further, to precisely control the activity of those genes with a drug that could.be given as a simple pill.. . The novel gene therapy system, developed by researchers at the.University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and ARIAD Pharm...

ESA Corporate Award Goes To Precious Woods Ltd.

. .The Ecological Society of America (ESA) announced that it has awarded its 1998.Corporate Award to Precious Woods Ltd. in recognition of their work in.developing science-based forestry practices to enhance the sustainability of.biological resources. ESA believes Precious Woods Ltd. provides an excellent.example of how ecological principles can be used to sustainably manage forest.resources....
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