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Scientists Identify Chemical in Bananas as Potent Inhibitor of HIV Infection

March 19, 2010
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[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…


BioFlorida Southeast Chapter Event

March 19, 2010
biotech

Fostering the Life Science Cluster in Florida: Academia & Industry Interface Tuesday March 23 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm University …Click Here to Read More


Soldiers or scientists?

March 19, 2010
biotech

Quite a dust-up over 18-acre plot of land at northeast corner of Silver Beach Road and Congress Avenue. Developer wants …Click Here to Read More


Silver proves its mettle for nanotech applications

March 19, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Joe Caspermeyer joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu 480-727-0369 Arizona State University The self-assembling properties of the DNA molecule have allowed for the construction of an intriguing range of nanoscale forms. Such nanoarchitectures may eventually find their way into a new generation of microelectronics, semiconductors, biolog…


GEN reports on therapeutic potential of microRNA

March 19, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: John Sterling jsterling@genengnews.com 914-740-2196 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News New Rochelle, NY, March 19, 2010 – Researchers around the globe are working on turning microRNAs, over 5,000 of which already have been identified, into novel drugs for a wide range of applications, reports Genetic Engineer…


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) …