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New tool developed for DNA research

April 6, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Jes Andersen jean@science.ku.dk 453-050-6582 University of Copenhagen Molecular gauge to disclose function of new medications Luminescent markers are an indispensable tool for researchers working with DNA. But the markers are troublesome. Some tend to destroy the function and structure of DNA when inserted. Others e…


Atoms spiral toward a charged carbon nanotube under dramatic acceleration before splitting apart

April 6, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Steve Bradt steve_bradt@harvard.edu 617-496-8070 Harvard University Atoms spiral toward a charged carbon nanotube under dramatic acceleration before splitting apart CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 6, 2010 — Carbon nanotubes, long touted for applications in materials and electronics, may also be the stuff of atom…


New study on carbon nanotubes gives hope for medical applications

April 5, 2010
biotech

[NEWS]

Contact: Katarina Sternudd katarina.sternudd@ki.se 46-852-483-895 Karolinska Institutet A team of Swedish and American scientists has shown for the first time that carbon nanotubes can be broken down by an enzyme – myeloperoxidase (MPO) – found in white blood cells. Their discoveries are presented in Nature Nanotechnology and c…


X Prize for organ creation

April 4, 2010
biotech

You’ve heard of the Automotive X Prize and the Lunar X Prize… Well get ready for the NewOrgan Prize. The …Click Here to Read More


Floridians forecast the future of biomedical research

April 2, 2010
biotech

Webinar April 22, 2pm ET / 11 am PT What are the world’s top biomedical researchers focused on today? It’s …Click Here to Read More


New Path To Solar Energy Via Solid-State Photovoltaics

March 30, 2010
biotech

Berkeley Lab researchers have found a new mechanism by which the photovoltaic effect can take place in semiconductor thin-films. This new path to energy production brightens the future for photovoltaic technology by overcoming voltage limitations that plague conventional solid-state solar cells.


Biotech investors more frugal

March 30, 2010
biotech

Multiply the nationwide drop in real estate values by a couple million homes and buildings, and there’s just less money …Click Here to Read More


eureka moment+investor=profits

March 30, 2010
biotech

Tom, meet Marilyn. Tom’s a biotech investor and Marilyn’s daughter is a patent-owning scientist up in Gainesville; Marilyn is seeking …Click Here to Read More


UF/UCF researchers harness the power of plants to fight hemophilia

March 30, 2010
biotech

[NEWS]

Contact: Czerne M. Reid czerne@ufl.edu 352-273-5814 University of Florida Hemophilia, a disease linked with legends of European monarchs, frail heirs and one flamboyant charlatan called Rasputin, still afflicts many people today. And the very treatments that can help can also put patients' lives at risk. The standard treatment is inf…