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Plants Need Vitamin C, Too

...ion. The plants that did not lack vitamin C stood firm against those environmental stresses, much like humans stand up well against external stresses when they consume vitamin C. Last believes this research shows that ascorbic acid acts as a key free-radical scavenger and participates in important enzym...

Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes

...the research institution holding the patent andthe firm commercializing the product may realize monetary returns from thegene, there are usually no benefits to the country from which the geneticmaterial was initially gathered. Perhaps two of the most controversial appropriations of genetic materialsfrom ...

Gene Shears In Cutting Edge Anti-Aids Trial

...hed the following year by CSIROand the French seed firm Groupe Limagrain Pacific Pty Ltd, the Australiansubsidiary of one of the world's largest seed companies, Groupe Limagrain,to commercialise the technology. In 1991 the partners were joined by Johnson& Johnson Pty Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of...

National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems

...the Environmental Protection Agency and a Japanese firm andeventually the award-winning Sludge-To-Oil Reac...rk culminated with a major contractwith a Japanese firm to produce a microalgal polysaccharide from a marine alga. Polysaccharides can be used as thickening...

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

...al 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 research in ...

Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up

... an environmental engineer with Ecolotree, theIowa firm promoting the use of poplar trees. She adds, "Now,the engineers are using nature." One reason Ecolotree selected the poplaris because they can capitalize on the volumes of research alreadyconducted by paper companies and logging concerns that use ...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...h and Ergotech the only true ergonomics consulting firm in South Africa to improve safety and productivity...ar, president of Info Xfer, a usability consulting firm in Austin, Texas, determined that the problem was in frequent errors in the packing line. The packer...

Scientists Sift Through Trash In Search Of Perfect Landfill

... and Montgomery Wattson, an engineering consulting firm with a Madisonoffice, Ham is creating a full-scale demonstration that will promote degradationof waste in landfills, forming methane gas for use as an energy source. "Thereare some landfills in the country putting out enough energy to provideelectric...

Yale Announces New Biotech Firm

...son Howe & Lennox, a Stamford-basedventure capital firm that is investing in polyGenomics Inc., said, "Yal...stestgrowing product for this major pharmaceutical firm in 1997, achievinggrowth of more than 185 percent on its way to reaching worldwide sales of$398 mill...

New Machine Slashes Time, Cost To Make Unique Lenses

...," saysPresident Donald Golini of Rochester optics firm QEDTechnologies, which was not part of the consort...at Bridgeport, Conn.-based Moore Tool Company, the firm thatactually built the new asphere grinder. "It's the first machineto fully automate asphere product...

Molecular "Fossils" Of Early Life

...s. Working incollaboration with a Jerusalem-based firm called IntelliGene Ltd., Breaker plansto create biosensors for detecting biological or chemical warfare agents withfunding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). "Test-Tube Evolution" Mimics Nature Breaker sets up a s...

Photosynthetic Harvest Inc. Harnesses The Power Of Nature's Chemical Factories By "Milking" Green Plants For Valuable Natural Products

...eelicitors." PHI is a privately held biotechnology firm with headquarters located inWillingboro, N.J. PHI holds exclusive worldwide rights to proprietaryRhizosecretion technology....

How A Common Protein Becomes A Cancer Killer

...ncer properties. The NewJersey-based biotechnology firm Alfacell Corporation, which is credited with thediscovery, is manufacturing a drug called Onconase that is currently inphase-three clinical cancer trials. Delivered to patients intravenously, Onconase has shown promising results intreating malignant ...

Hutch Researcher Wins 'Nobel Prize Of Applied Research'

...tories Inc. ofPalo Alto, Calif., the biotechnology firm that in 1997 licensed the patentedtechnology from the Hutchinson Center and converted it into a marketableproduct. Miller's winning technology, marketed as the Retro-X System, is a retroviralgene-transfer kit used by gene-therapy researchers at acad...

Vaccine Technology Takes Center Stage In Rochester

...ntificofficer at Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, the firm thatmanufactures the meningitis vaccine and others. "Preventing disease and saving lives through immunization isa top priority of governments and physicians worldwide," saysBarbara Iglewski, professor and chair of the Department ofMicrobiology a...

Binding Proteins Shown To Play Key Role In Early Brain Development

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Internet depends on a firm foundation of wiring. Whenit's not done correctly, data gets lost ina maze of circuitry. The same is true in the brain. When it is developing,wiring is crucial, and, without integrin, thebrain's networking will run amok, researchers have found. It ha...

Mojave Desert Is Subject Of Las Vegas Science Meeting

...hoenix and southern California necessitates a firm understanding of how human uses affect this national treasure." The symposium includes oral presentations and poster sessions, a panel discussion, a field trip tour of long-term research areas on the Nevada Test Site and a lu...

Urban Ecology Study Watches Birds On The Web

...hted. Though it is too early to reach any firm conclusions about what specificfactors affect the distribution of specific urban bird populations, Hostetlernotes that while land use type (commercial, industrial, high-densityresidential, low-density residential, etc.) seems to only marginally affec...

Spider Venom Stops Stroke Brain Damage

... andCambridge Neuroscience, Inc., a pharmaceutical firm in Cambridge, Mass. Until the discovery of HF-7, it was thought that all spider venom componentswere amino-acid based. However, this venom is based on a nucleic acid buildingblock, Meinwald said: "It was a genuine surprise. We had no idea at all...

Study: Microgravity May Enhance Gene Transfer In Plants

...iation(ICIA), the Cross Plains, Wis. biotechnology firm Rapigen LLC and the Universityof Toledo. Researchers from Toledo developed the gene transfer process and theICIA is interested in applying the results to new soybean crops. Bula says the team is excited about the results, but cautioned that theexperi...

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