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Patent on Human Embryonic Stem Cells Rejected After Consumer Groups’ Appeal

May 3, 2010
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In what two consumer groups today praised as a victory for open scientific inquiry, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a controversial patent on human embryonic stem cells held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). “This is a major victory for unfettered scientific research that could lead to cures for some of the most debilitating diseases,” said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Stem Cell Project Director. The nonprofit, nonpa…


As Collier County weighs Jackson lab benefits, analysts question if job payoff is realistic

May 2, 2010
biotech

All that Collier County residents have to go on now are pledges and projections about what the future would hold …Click Here to Read More


New Stanford tool enables wider analyses of genome ‘deep sequencing’

May 2, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Krista Conger kristac@stanford.edu 650-725-5371 Stanford University Medical Center STANFORD, Calif. – Life is almost unbearably complex. Humans and mice, frogs and flies toggle genes on and off in dizzying combinations and sequences during their relentless march from embryo to death. Now scientists seeking t…


Scripps Research Institute Scientists Awarded $1.3 Million NIH Grant to Develop New Tests for Potential Obesity and Diabetes Treatment

May 1, 2010
biotech

The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded a $1.3 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop …Click Here to Read More


Jackson Lab one step closer

April 29, 2010
biotech

On Monday, members of Florida’s House and Senate recommended that $50 million be included in that state’s Innovation Incentive Program …Click Here to Read More


What Cuba Can Teach Us About Health Care

April 29, 2010
biotech

With relations between Cuba and the United States improving, Stanford University physician Paul Drain says it’s time for us to pay attention to our neighbor’s success in treating its citizens to keep them healthy.




Biotech Hack Makes Bones Heal 3 Times Faster

April 28, 2010
biotech

Injecting a specific growth protein into mice with broken bones caused them to heal three times faster than normal.




Biotech Industry Showing Resilience Despite Challenging Conditions

April 28, 2010
biotech

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Brains, worms and computer chips have striking similarities

April 23, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Gail Gallessich gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu 805-893-7220 University of California – Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – – An international team of scientists has discovered striking similarities between the human brain, the nervous system of a worm, and a computer chip. The finding is reported in the journal PloS Computational Biology<…


Carbon, nitrogen link may provide new ways to mitigate pollution problems

April 22, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Alan Townsend alan.townsend@colorado.edu 303-819-1691 University of Colorado at Boulder A new study exploring the growing worldwide problem of nitrogen pollution from soils to the sea shows that global ratios of nitrogen and carbon in the environment are inexorably linked, a finding that may lead to new strategies to hel…