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Estimating ethanol yields from CRP croplands

March 19, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Ann Perry ann.perry@ars.usda.gov 301-504-1628 United States Department of Agriculture-Research, Education, and Economics This release is available in Spanish. The scramble to find sufficient land f…


Tampa business community debates pursuing biotech

March 18, 2010
biotech

The debate raises a tough question facing the Bay area: should it build on its existing strengths, or shoot for …Click Here to Read More


Using Green Algae to produce biologic drugs

March 18, 2010
biotech

In a paper published in the Plant Biotechnology Journal, Stephen Mayfield, director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology …Click Here to Read More


Nano-based RFID tags could replace bar codes

March 18, 2010
biotech

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Contact: David Ruth druth@rice.edu 713-348-6327 Rice University Rice, Korean collaboration produces printable tag Long lines at store checkouts could be history if a new technology created in part at Rice University comes to pass. Rice researchers, in collaboration with a team led by Gyou-jin Cho at Sunchon National…


What makes us unique? Not only our genes

March 18, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Sonia Furtado sonia.furtado@embl.de European Molecular Biology Laboratory What counts is how genes are regulated, say scientists at EMBL and Yale Once the human genome was sequenced in 2001, the hunt was on for the genes that make each of us unique. But scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) …


Candidate Sink on biotech…

March 17, 2010
biotech

The Sink campaign today released the candidate’s “Business Plan for Florida.” Among 12 “key areas” the plan includes this nugget: …Click Here to Read More


Biotech-designated land eyed for nonbiotech Army Corps near Scripps research hub

March 17, 2010
biotech

For the third time in four years, northern Palm Beach County’s biotech hub centered around the Scripps Research Institute may …Click Here to Read More


Research finds weakest chemical bonds produce materials stronger than steel

March 17, 2010
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Contact: Bobbie Mixon bmixon@nsf.gov 703-292-8485 National Science Foundation Research finds weakest chemical bonds produce materials stronger than steel Since its development in China thousands of years ago, silk from silkworms, spiders and other insects has been used for high-end, luxury fabrics as well as for parachutes and…


Light twists rigid structures in unexpected nanotech finding

March 17, 2010
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Contact: Nicole Casal Moore ncmoore@umich.edu 734-647-1838 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.—-In findings that took the experimenters three years to believe, University of Michigan engineers and their collaborators have demonstrated that light itself can twist ribbons of nanoparticles. The results are published in the current editi…


Arctic researchers bask in Miami

March 17, 2010
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Contact: Victoria Picknell victoria.picknell@zsl.org 44-207-449-6361 Zoological Society of London A new assessment of the Arctic's biodiversity reports a 26 per cent decline in species populations in the high Arctic. Populations of lemmings, caribou and red knot are some of the species that have experienced declines over the past…