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American Chemical Society meets Aug. 19-23 in Boston

...nities for commercialization of new discoveries in biotechnology and nanotechnology. It supports the meetings overall theme, Biotechnology for Health and Wellness. In addition, the ACS News Service hosts two special events related to food chemistry. On Aug. 20, reporters can sip wine and snack on clam chowder as...

Call for EU to launch major project to map out all our proteins

...lication in research and across the whole field of biotechnology and pharmacology. The ESF workshop has prepared the ground by helping establish the collaborative framework for Europe to participate fully in the great proteomics initiative, and now it is up to the EU to provide the funding. The workshop Model Or...

CTRC enrolls first patients in novel phase II study for sarcoma -- living virus destroys cancer cell

..., in collaboration with Oncolytics Biotech Inc., a biotechnology company, has enrolled the first two patients in a new Phase II clinical study for patients with various types of sarcomas that have metastasized to the lung. CTRC is one of only three sites in the United States, and the only in Texas, enrolling pati...

Awards celebrating women and biotech brilliance

...ake significant contributions to the future of the biotechnology industry or researchsector Queenslands Rising Sta...ake significant contributions to the future of the biotechnology industry or research sector inQueensland. WIT is one of the leading technology industry associations...

Progenika Biopharma presents a biochip that guarantees safety in blood transfusions

The Basque biotechnology company, Progenika Biopharma, devoted to research and development in personalised medicine, have presented a DNA biochip, known as BLOODchip, which greatly eliminates the risk of adverse reactions due to incompatibility in blood groups between donor ...

Discovery could help bring down price of DNA sequencing

... to make it readable and usable -- for medical and biotechnology applications, in particular. Sandip Ghosal, associate professor of mechanical engineering in Northwesterns McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, is the first to apply classical hydrodynamics to the interaction of DNA with a nanopore....

$125 million bioenergy initiative powered by Midwest ag industry, MSU research

...Wisconsin; Michigan State; Lucigen, a Madison-area biotechnology company; the Pacific Northwest and Oak Ridge National Laboratories; and the University of Florida, among others. The research focus: breeding new varieties of bioenergy plants, developing new processing techniques and agents from microbes for brea...

UGA scientists receive $20M in federal bioenergy initiative

... leader of the UGA team. This research, which uses biotechnology approaches to reduce the high cost of processing plants into biofuels, has the potential to make ethanol a significant replacement for fossil fuels for this countrys future energy needs. David Lee, vice president for research at UGA, said, As the ...

Energy department selects 3 Bioenergy Research Centers for $375 million in federal funding

...ergy security. To bring the latest tools of the biotechnology revolution to bear to advance clean energy production, the Centers will be supported by multidisciplinary teams of top scientists. A major focus will be on understanding how to reengineer biological processes to develop new, more efficient methods f...

Virginia Tech researchers to study poplar tree as model biomass crop

...ld upon DOEs strategic investments in genomics and biotechnology and strengthen our commitment to developing a robust bioenergy future vital to Americas energy and economic security, said U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman when making the grant announcement. The DOE is funding the Virginia Tech project. In 2006...

CSHL awarded Pre-College Science Education Grant by HHMI

...DNALC). CSHLs program will add six genetics and biotechnology experiments to the curriculum of 820 New York public school teachers who will be trained at the DNALCs state-of-the-art teaching facility on Long Island. Over five year the teachers will share a laboratory equipment footlocker and reagent kit, and wi...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity

...respond to the drug. With their greater resources, biotechnology companies will be able to create much larger sets of engineered proteins in order to find one that best meets their needs. The method developed by the Weizmann Institute scientists is ready for immediate use, both in basic biomedical research and i...

How the Biotech Revolution Is Changing the Way We Fight Disease

...d cancer, he helps you understand how the tools of biotechnology are being used to combat our most common afflictio...es that destroy health and the great promises that biotechnology offers for preserving and prolonging a healthy life. New Scientist called it a spirited riposte to t...

Brazil's first oncology biotech launches

...w York, June 14)--Recepta, Brazil's first oncology biotechnology company was launched today by PR&D, a Brazilian venture capital company, and the international non-profit Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR). The company will explore the therapeutic potential of three antibodies discovered and characterized...

Chemical Society Boston meeting, Aug. 19-23, focuses on health, wellness, energy, environment

...nities for commercialization of new discoveries in biotechnology and nanotechnology. Media registration is now available at http://chemistry.org/news/acs_media_registration.html , and for general information about the meeting go to http://chemistry.org/meetings/boston2007 . Other noteworthy meeting topics i...

Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

...g exploited for natural products. Although using biotechnology to develop new drugs is by no means simple, the industry has seen steady success over the past few years. Between 2000 and 2005, over 20 new drugs were released onto the market originating from natural sources. And although this is the first time SID...

Energy and Agriculture Departments provide $8.3 million in funding for biofuels research

...ld upon DOEs strategic investments in genomics and biotechnology and strengthen our commitment to developing a robust bioenergy future vital to Americas energy and economic security, Secretary Bodman said. To help meet President Bush's goal to reduce gasoline consumption by 20 percent in ten years, research and al...

QUT microgravity tower attracts global scientific community

...materials, new materials, fire-safety, metallurgy, biotechnology and combustion. The towers designer, Associate Professor Ted Steinberg of QUTs School of Engineering Systems, said that when it was finished the tower would be one of only three or four such facilities in the world and would make QUT a global lead...

Scientists honored with 'Excellence in Clinical Research Award'

...c publications, and has served as a consultant for biotechnology companies and investment firms. Dr. Cruz received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Toronto. Alex Rabinovitch, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Muttart Diabetes Research & Training Centr...

New data on the probiotic strain Bifantis shows anti-inflammatory properties

Washington, D.C. May 21, 2007 -- The biotechnology company Alimentary Health today announced results from two studies that demonstrate the anti-inflammatory activity of a natural probiotic bacterial strain of human origin, Bifantis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624), in models of arthritis and Salmonel...

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