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New study on carbon nanotubes gives hope for medical applications

April 5, 2010
biotech

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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

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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…


Compulsive eating, drug addiction similar

March 29, 2010
biotech

Paul Kenny at Scripps Florida compares food and cocaine… We found that development of obesity was coupled with emergence of …Click Here to Read More


Protein linked to problems with executive thinking skills

March 29, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Rachel Seroka rseroka@aan.com 651-695-2738 American Academy of Neurology Embargoed for release until 4 p.m. ET, Monday, March 29, 2010 ST. PAUL, Minn. – New research shows that a high level of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker for inflammation in the blood, is associated with brain changes that are li…