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Plant wounds trigger bacteria

...grobacterium are also widely used in agricultural biotechnology for their ability to create transgenic plants cont...xploited to get more effective delivery of DNA for biotechnology uses." He is the senior author of a paper published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the Nat...

Rensselaer awarded NIH grant to support cheminformatics research

...between chemical structure and function for use in biotechnology applications. "We are working to build a center f...pound behavior for use in drug discovery and other biotechnology processes." Cheminformatics is the application of computational techniques to problems in chemistry...

New class of antibiotics effective against drug-resistant bacteria discovered in fungi

...said, but the Novozymes team used state-of-the-art biotechnology to intercept ,and interpret its genetic messages and exhibited tremendous skill in producing plectasin efficiently, economically, and in large amounts." "I started working on antimicrobial peptides over three decades ago, said Lehrer, and my laborato...

Medical biotechnology

... author Albert Sasson (new book)" For many people, biotechnology means genetically modified organisms, alien specie...y's ability to manage, share and regulate advanced biotechnology offers many opportunities and raises many challenges and risks. This book explores the issues of adv...

New therapies expected from better understanding of RNA, says UH prof

...vironment and potentially allowing for advances in biotechnology will be discussed at the annual University of Hous...gn principles for RNA that can be used in emerging biotechnology applications. This is especially significant now because RNA has recently been discovered to be une...

$16 million grant advances nanomedicine at Washington University

...ms.The SCCNE will be housed in a newly constructed biotechnology laboratory complex on the east edge of the School of Medicine campus. Developed by CORTEX, the Center of Research, Technology & Entrepreneurial Exchange, the building is scheduled for completion in January 2006. The other six CCNEs are at the Univers...

DOE publishes roadmap for new biological research for energy and environmental needs

...nome Project stimulated the growth of a biomedical biotechnology industry, the research laid out in this roadmap will spur growth in a new industrial biotechnology sector," Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman said. "Microbes can be used for processes and products...

Discovery links blood cell defect to common lung disorder, leads to novel treatment

...on. Stamler is a paid consultant for Nitrox LLC, a biotechnology company developing NO-based drugs for disorders of the heart, lung and blood. The potentially fatal lung condition, pulmonary hypertension, is characterized by high blood pressure in the lungs. The disorder is a common complication of chronic disease...

Energy Department awards $92 million

...nd microbial communities. The microbial world and biotechnology promise solutions to major Energy Department chall...between biological research and the development of biotechnology solutions. With genomics data as a starting point, the GTL program uses a "systems biology" approac...

Science survey ranks top biopharma employers

...ar's survey identified 19 other pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, making up a top 20 of biopharma employers. The rankings, determined from a study conducted by an independent research firm commissioned by the business office of the journal, Science, appears in a special business supplement of the 30 Sept...

U-Michigan receives $18.7M for National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics

...ith universities, private research institutes, and biotechnology or pharmaceutical firms, as well as clients outside the State of Michigan. MCBI's goals are to help advance biological research and technology and create jobs in research and industry in Michigan through promotion of bioinformatics....

MSU researchers receive $4 million grant to uncover gene functions

...s operate could yield significant breakthroughs in biotechnology and genomics worldwide, resulting in advances in h...ife-support system. It is an attractive target for biotechnology because it produces many different molecules important to agriculture and human health, such as vege...

VA Community College to help biotech economic development with link to global biotech training firm

...ng and workforce development." "TCC has identified biotechnology as an important industry with unmet education need...aining program in biotechnology. TCC already uses biotechnology procedures, such as DNA gel electrophoresis, in science classes and labs. "Working with WilBio and ...

Cancer drug target Chk1 may also be source of drug resistance

...study is expected to help academic researchers and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies design drugs that combat cancer using this checkpoint protein, but with fewer side effects. Robert Abraham, Ph.D., former director of The Burnham Institute's Cancer Center and now vice president for oncology research at ...

Mammalian transcriptome mapped, and it makes antisense

...r the future of biological research, medicine, and biotechnology because antisense genes are likely to participate in the control of many, perhaps all, cell and body functions. If correct, these findings will radically alter our understanding of genetics and how information is stored in our genome, and how this in...

Delaware scientists make significant advance in study of small RNAs

...all RNAs are "one of most important discoveries in biotechnology in the last 10 years" because they play an important role in regulating genes in both plants and animals. Deficiencies in small RNA production can have a profound effect on development, and small RNAs have been associated with other important biologi...

Changing Face of Chemical Engineering Education

...al Engineering education is at a crossroads. With biotechnology continuing to flourish and nanotechnology set to explode, colleges and universities must adapt their curriculum to ensure that graduates are receiving an education that qualifies them to work in this rapidly changing field. But how best to do so? I...

Bacteria are key to 'green' plastics, drugs

...e a succinate-producing bacterial mutant. They use biotechnology to either insert genes that boost succinate production or delete genes that interfere with it. The goal is to maximize the rate -- the speed of the conversion -- and the yield -- the amount of succinate produced per pound of glucose converted. Bennet...

Rensselaer researchers develop approach that predicts protein separation behavior

... may have significant implications for an array of biotechnology applications, including bioprocessing, drug discov...om its structure has considerable implications for biotechnology processes," said Steven Cramer, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer. "The...

International research team announces finished rice genome

...ble roadmap to agricultural researchers using both biotechnology and conventional breeding to develop hardier rice varieties. The genetic map will greatly speed their hunt for genes that increase yield, protect against disease and pests, or provide drought-resistance in rice and other cereal crops. Rice is geneti...

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