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U.S. Leading Charge on Synthetic Biology Funding

June 8, 2010
biotech

Synthetic biology receives about $430 million in U.S. government funding over a five-year period, far outpacing European governments. Euro funding for synthetic biologists is $160 million over the same period from 2005 through 2010.




LA Times asks “Were voters duped?” on stem cell research

June 7, 2010
biotech

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, created by that 2004 ballot initiative, has handed out more than $1 billion in …Click Here to Read More


ArborGen biotech trees in Florida

June 7, 2010
biotech

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the approval of two ArborGen permit applications …Click Here to Read More


Drugs in R&D Gets Reinvented as an Open Access Journal

June 7, 2010
biotech

[NEWS]     First Adis Publication to Provide Content Free of Charge <…


New yeast can ferment more sugar, make more cellulosic ethan

June 7, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Brian Wallheimer bwallhei@purdue.edu 765-496-2050 Purdue University WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University scientists have improved a strain of yeast that can produce more biofuel from cellulosic plant material by fermenting all five types of the plant’s sugars. Nathan Mosier, an associate professor of agricultural and b…


Cyclotrons could alleviate medical isotope shortage

June 7, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Amy Shaw ashaw@snm.org 703-652-6773 Society of Nuclear Medicine New method of medical isotope production could provide relief to current and future medical isotope crises SALT LAKE CITY – The most widely used medical radioisotope, Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), is essential for an estimated 70,000 medical imaging procedures …


Scientists find new way to attack cancerous cells

June 7, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Keith McKeown kmckeown@scripps.edu 858-784-8134 Scripps Research Institute The findings open the door to the development of more effective therapies for lymphomas and leukemias LA JOLLA, CA – June 7, 2010 – Scripps Research Institute scientists have discovered a new way to target and destroy a type of can…


WIRED: The Sorry State of Human Tissue Storage

June 6, 2010
biotech

Hope for the Cancer Genome Atlas was extraordinarily high, but scientists discover that outdated technology is spoiling the raw materials — tumors, blood and organs — needed to make medical breakthroughs.




Data Acquisition and Coordination Key to Human Microbiome Project

June 4, 2010
biotech

The Human Microbiome Project seeks a better understanding of the community of microbes that outnumber the human cells in our bodies by a 10:1 ratio and are critical to our health and physical well being. A key to the success of this project will be data acquisition and coordination, an effort spearheaded by Berkeley Lab scientists.


Florida Dept of Health Biomedical Grant Opportunity

June 1, 2010
biotech

The purpose of this Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) is to obtain administration, grant management, scientific, and technical services from a qualified …Click Here to Read More