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Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage

...Wolf. Cornell Research Foundation has applied for patents on the transgenic rice technologies. Now that molecular biologists know how to transfer the insect-resistance gene to rice, Wu predicted, it should work against any lepidopteran (or caterpillar type) insect that eats plants in the larval stage -- and...

New Sensor Provides First Instant Test For Toxic E. coli Organism

...death can result. Berkeley Lab has several patents pending on its sensors, which now areavailable for licensing to private industry. Firms interested in informationabout licensing should contact Viviana Wolinsky in the Lab's TechnologyTransfer Department. Wolinsky can be reached at 510-486-6467 or v...

New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops

...ust be planted anew each year. Eubanks holds four patents on various Tripsacum -teosinte crossesdeveloped during the past decade. She is also president of Sun Dance Genetics,a Durham, N.C. research company. Corn is "an anomaly in the botanical kingdom," Eubanks said."You have this tremendous ear. The ear ...

First Selenium-Based Orally-Active Antihypertensive May Lead To New Family Of Therapeutic Agents

...tal animals that have a selenium deficiency. Four patents have been issued for the compounds. Georgia Tech's research on selenium-based antihypertensives wassponsored by the U.S. National Institutesof Health . In addition to those already named, the research teamincluded Languing Wang, Michelle M. Gill-W...

Chlamydia Vaccine Developed At UMass

...as we need." The group has so far had two patents issued, one for "Chlamydial Vaccine and Processes" and a second one covering the specific oral vaccine, using the special antibodies. A third patent, for diagnosis of chlamydial infections in biological fluids, was accepted by the patent office. The ...

'Rolling Circles' Provide New Way to Amplify and Detect DNA

...cles. The University has filed for additional patents on other applications of the technology. The process could provide a way to produce ultra-bright fluorescent labels to target individual DNA sequences in the body's cells, Kool says. He is also investigating a new kind of gene therapy, whererolling ...

New Company To Turn UNC-CH, Army Inventions Into Improved Vaccines

... UNC-CH has licensed exclusively to AlphaVax four patents and twoapplications for patents expected to be issued. The company will develop andmarket the technology, which has broad applicatio...

Over 4700 Technical Sessions Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Dallas, March 29 - April 2

...s of women and minorities in chemistry Chemical patents related to chocolate and toys Tributyltin compounds in the aquatic environment Causes of smog & ozone in major world cities, such as Paris, Mexico City andJohannesburg The role of atmospheric chemistry in the global warming debate Beef f...

Scientists ID A Protein With Punch As Infection-Inflammation Fighter

...tion, Blecha, Ross and Shi have applied forseveral patents involving PR-39 and its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbialactivities. Shi is now a post-doctoral researcher at the UCLA Medical School.The KSU research has been supported through several grants from the KansasAffiliate of the American Heart Associ...

First Reproducible Cloning Of Mammals From Adult Cells Reported In Nature

...bligations fromthe University of Hawaii, and holds patents in the area of mammalian researchand for technologies in the related fields. More information on the companyis available at www.probioinc.com ....

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Signs Licensing Agreement With American Cyanamid For Herbicide-Tolerant Rice

...0s and1960s." In addition to the four U.S. patents issued on this technology, Rogerssaid other patent applications are pending in the United States and abroad. "We are fulfilling the state-mandated mission to develop technologiesthat improve the efficiency, productivity and profitability of fa...

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Announces Issuance Of Braod Patent Covering Antigen-Specific T Cell Expansion

...maTargeted Genetics has several issued and pending patents in this area. Prior todevelopment of the REM tech...d reagents. Targeted Genetics has filedadditional patents regarding improvements to the REM technology. "In addition to its significant potential in adoptive...

Wisconsin Scientists Culture Elusive Embryonic Stem Cells

...ndependent, not-for-profitcorporation that manages patents on behalf of the University ofWisconsin-Madison, has applied for a patent on the human embryonic stem celltechnologies described in today's Science article and Geron Corp. has a licenseto develop the technology. The company has invested significantly...

Glowing Bacteria: DuPont And UD Scientists Detect Poultry Toxin And Other Environmental Contaminants

...ly as a pre-screeningmethod." The DuPont Co. holds patents on stress responsive gene fusions to the"glow-making" lux CDABE genes, Van Dyk says. Other DuPont researchersworking with Van Dyk included Dana R. Smulski, David A. Elsemore and Robert A.LaRossa....

SFU Spin-Off Company To Research Promising Antibacterial Agents

..., an organic chemistry professor who holds some 40 patents in thefield of antibiotics research, will serve as Chief Scientific Officer of the newcompany, which he has co-founded with Hugh MacNaught of WTSIF, who will hold theposition of president and CEO. "WTSIF reviews about 250 technologies a year and inve...

New Biochemical Technology Ready To Retrieve, Purify Heaviest Crude Oil

... has exclusively licensed all five of Brookhaven's patents and variouspatent applications relating to the process. BioCat was created through theLong Island Research Institute and DEC Consultants, and was incorporated in1996. The Petroleum Industry Research Association has acted as a valuableconsultant to ...

Research Bears Fruit, And Patents

...ologist at theUniversity of Maryland, received two patents last May for raspberry plants namedCaroline and Anne, and one patent in September for a raspberry plant namedLauren. Caroline is named after Fiola's daughter and Lauren after Swartz'sdaughter. The researchers waited until the new varieties had surviv...

Growth hormone involved in diabetic kidney disease, study finds

...retinopathy. The university received U.S. patents on growth hormone antagonist in1994 and 1997. Four more patents are pending. Sensus Drug Development Corp. inAustin, Texas, holds the license for the invention and ...

International biotech firm to locate in Southwest Virginia

...ransgenic discoveries. Dr. Velander holds several patents on thedevelopment of therapeutic proteins. Pharming expects to employ about 88 people at its farm in Craig County andprocessing facility in Blacksburg. "These type of jobs are perfectly compatiblewith our region and with Virginia Tech. For the mo...

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville scientists show that specially created molecules can cross blood-brain barrier

... Clinic has applied for five U.S. andinternational patents on PNAs and the assay. "It's absolutely mind boggling to see what these molecules did in animals,"Richelson says. "What we've presented here goes totally against the grain. Themedical literature tells us it shouldn't work. A huge skepticism for antis...

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