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Nano desalination on a silicon chip

March 24, 2010
biotech

A new approach to desalination being developed by researchers at MIT and in Korea could lead to small, portable units …Click Here to Read More


Scientists share secret of how our cells make us tick

March 23, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Catriona Kelly catriona.kelly@ed.ac.uk 44-131-651-4401 University of Edinburgh Scientists have shed light on a key control process within cells that helps ensure our bodies function efficiently. They have defined the shape of a protein molecule at different stages as it performs a key activity within a cell – breaking down …


Mini generators make energy from random ambient vibrations

March 23, 2010
biotech

[NEWS]

Contact: Nicole Casal Moore ncmoore@umich.edu 734-647-7087 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.—-Tiny generators developed at the University of Michigan could produce enough electricity from random, ambient vibrations to power a wristwatch, pacemaker or wireless sensor. The energy-harvesting devices, created at U-M's Engineering R…


Why So Few?

March 22, 2010
biotech

In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists …Click Here to Read More


BIO on Health Care Reform Bill

March 22, 2010
biotech

The health care reform bill passed by the House of Representatives last night includes key provisions that provide real solutions …Click Here to Read More


Predicted Second Wave of Biotech Growth and Development Begins

March 22, 2010
biotech

Last year, ISAAA predicted biotech crops were poised for a new wave of growth. Substantial gains have already been made …Click Here to Read More


Cancer genes silenced in humans

March 21, 2010
biotech

Short sequences of RNA that can effectively turn off specific genes have for the first time been used to treat …Click Here to Read More


Own a piece of the first DIY personalized drug company

March 20, 2010
biotech

We’re out to fundamentally change the way drugs are developed and, in the process, make better drugs.  And we’ll share …Click Here to Read More


Designer nanomaterials on-demand: Berkeley Scientists Report Universal Method for Creating Nanoscale Composites

March 19, 2010
biotech

Berkeley Lab researchers at the Molecular Foundry have developed a universal method by which designer nanomaterials can be created on-demand. This scheme can be used to create materials for battery electrodes, photovoltaics and electronic data storage among a great many other possible applications.


Scientists Identify Chemical in Bananas as Potent Inhibitor of HIV Infection

March 19, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A potent new inhibitor of HIV, derived from bananas, may open the door to new treatments to prevent sexual transmission of HIV, according to a University of Michigan Medical School study published this week. Scientists have an emerging interest in lectins, naturally occurring chemicals in…