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Reuters Special Report: Fast machines, genes and the future of medicine

April 7, 2010
biotech

Some experts say the world is on the cusp of a “golden age” of genomics, when a look at the …Click Here to Read More


First animals to live without oxygen discovered

April 7, 2010
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[NEWS] Contact: Graeme Baldwin graeme.baldwin@biomedcentral.com 44-020-319-22165 BioMed Central Deep under the Mediterranean Sea small animals have been discovered that live their entire lives without oxygen and surrounded by ‘poisonous’ sulphides. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology report …


International team discovers element 117

April 7, 2010
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[NEWS] Contact: Bill Cabage cabagewh@ornl.gov 865-574-4399 DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 7, 2010 — An international team of scientists from Russia and the United States, including two Department of Energy national laboratories and two universities, has discovered the newest superheavy element, element 117. The team inc…


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
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[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
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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
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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
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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.