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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...gies and tools to enable simple, efficient genetic engineering
of biosynthesis complexes to produce cyclic peptides for use as antifungal, antibacterial and anticancer drugs. Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc. (Houston, Texas) "Free Standing" Single-Wall Carbon-Nanotube Fuel Cell ElectrodeDevelop a novel, free-...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
...er, Doyle and his research team used a new protein engineering
technique known as chemical complementation that a...eptors serve as proof of principle for the protein engineering
technique used to produce them. Doyle envisions using that technique to produce other nuclear recep...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
...w. A native of Ann Arbor, Gu is a senior chemical engineering
major at the University of Michigan. His advisor, Dr. Shuichi Takayama, receives a $5,000 prize. Graduate winners Jwa-Min Nam , 30, and Shad Thaxton , 28, of Northwestern University have worked to create what they call "bio barcode amplified detec...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
...ers that the NSF is funding to support science and engineering
at the scale of the nanometer one billionth of a meter, roughly the size of atoms and molecules. Through nanoscale advances in manufacturing, biotechnology, electronics, medicine and more, nanotechnology may account for a $1 trillion annual ma...
New biomaterials improve medical devices
...-eluting cardiovascular stents, orthopaedic tissue engineering
to repair or replace bone, and scaffolds that promote nerve regeneration. Dr. Fintan Steele of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research will give an after-dinner talk on ethical issues in stem cell research. Educational grants for the Symp...
Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials
...tion for a new generation of biologically inspired engineering
systems. In this unique program, researchers will...at can be flexed. Don Leo, professor of mechanical engineering
and a member of the Center for Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures (CIMMS) at Virginia Tech...
Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society
...source of stem cells that could be used for tissue engineering
and regenerative medicine. An important outcome of the meeting was the development of a consensus defining key scientific questions for future study and determining the field's most promising clinical applications. More than 300,000 liposuction pr...
NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology
...shed Emory/Georgia Tech partnerships in biomedical engineering
will serve as an ideal research environment to tra... the biomedical expertise of Emory University, the engineering
strength of Georgia Tech, the organic chemistry capabilities of Scripps Research Institute in La Jol...
Forum at Virginia Tech to address issues of human cloning
...ty of New York, has written extensively on genetic engineering
and reproductive technologies, and is the author of The Book of Life: A Personal and Ethical guide to Race, Normality, and the Implications of the Human Genome Project. Lee Silver is a professor of molecular biology at Princeton University and the W...
ASPB opposes ban of GE crops in Butte County Ballot Measure D
...094/html/ There are instances in which genetic engineering
can produce healthier and safer foods than can be ... and more affordable. The benefits that genetic engineering
of foods offer to the people throughout the world are substantial. The Food and Agriculture Organiz...
Why do African-American women have more pregnancy problems?
...unique about our effort. Business, information and engineering
haven't looked at this issue at all, while social work, nursing, medicine and public health haven't looked at it together," says Ransom, an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the U-M Medical School and of Health Management and Policy...
New method identifies chromosome changes in malignant cells
...fellow Maitreya Dunham and professor of electrical engineering
Sun-Yuan Kung. The researchers applied their technique to yeast cells as well as human breast cancer cells and found many previously unknown additions and deletions. The results support an idea proposed by some biologists that chromosome additions an...
Rice engineer wins prestigious Annunzio Award
... them." West's research in biomaterials and tissue engineering
focuses on the synthesis, development and application of novel biofunctional materials. In one project, her group is creating new materials for small-diameter vascular grafts that could eliminate the need for doctors to use veins from a patient's leg...
Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize
...evolution, with implications for breeding, genetic engineering
and future genomic studies. "This latest research, conducted with worldwide collaborations, led us to a new understanding of maize that will help enable scientists and farmers to make major improvements in one of the world's most significant crops ...
Texas universities expanding new information network
...edical research, environmental modeling, petroleum engineering
and computer science. TIGRE will be constructed during the course of two years by five institutions in the High Performance Computing Across Texas (HiPCAT) consortium of Rice University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, the University of...
Touching research: How white blood cells navigate
... release them as needed. The team brings a unique engineering
viewpoint to a domain the human body that is oft... undergraduate students have majored in biomedical engineering
in the past five years. This weekend the University broke ground on a new $30 million building to ho...
Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites
... chemicals. GEOPS really showcases how science and engineering
collaboration can solve difficult environmental problems." Before INEEL's probing system was developed, geoscientists monitored waste sites by drilling around them -- a task as tough as trying to biopsy a tumor by sampling healthy tissue around it....
INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost
...d national security. It is the home of science and engineering
solutions and is operated for the DOE by Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC....
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
.... The Hopkins team, made up of graduate biomedical engineering
students David Noren, Blanka Sharma, Raymond Cheong and Saurabh Paliwal, recently traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, where they presented their ideas for a fictional commercial biotechnology product to a group of judges representing the UK business and...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...the genetic events that cause the disease and then engineering
mice that develop the tumors. The genetic events might be targets for new drugs that could be tested on the mice. The disease, named alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, "is a very mean childhood cancer," says study leader Mario Capecchi, co-chair of human g...
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