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Plan for the worst, hope for the best…

March 16, 2010
biotech

Winter Haven continues to develop into a high-tech hub. Last week saw the grand opening of the Florida Business Continuity …Click Here to Read More


University of Cincinnati researchers create artificial photosynthesis in frog-based “foam salad”

March 16, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Wendy Beckman wendy.beckman@uc.edu 513-556-1826 University of Cincinnati Engineers from the University of Cincinnati devise a foam that captures energy and removes excess carbon dioxide from the air — thanks to semi-tropical frogs For decades, farmers have been trying to find ways to get more energy out of…


Blocking cancer in its path: New cellular defect discovered

March 16, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Elizabeth Fernandez efernandez@pubaff.ucsf.edu 415-476-2557 University of California – San Francisco UCSF researchers have discovered that a key cellular defect that disturbs the production of proteins in human cells can lead to cancer susceptibility. The scientists also found that a new generation of inhibitory drugs offers prom…


Long polymer chains dance the conga

March 16, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Liz Ahlberg eahlberg@illinois.edu 217-244-1073 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Understanding the steps to the intricate dance inside a cell is essential to one day choreographing the show. By studying the molecules that give a cell its structure, University of Illinois researchers are moving closer to un…


Metallic glass yields secrets under pressure

March 16, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Ho-kwang Mao hmao@ciw.edu 202-478-8960 Carnegie Institution Washington, D.C. – Metallic glasses are emerging as potentially useful materials at the frontier of materials science research. They combine the advantages and avoid many of the problems of normal metals and glasses, two classes of materials with a very wide range of applications. Fo…


Light Activated “Warhead” Turns Modest Molecules into Super Protein Killers

March 15, 2010
biotech

Using a novel light activation technique, Scripps Research Institute scientists have been able to turn molecules with only a modest …Click Here to Read More


The formula for making teeth will soon be found

March 15, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Jukka Jernvall jukka.jernvall@helsinki.fi 358-407-403-478 University of Helsinki Each cusp of our teeth is regulated by genes which carefully control the development. A similar genetic puzzle also regulates the differentiation of our other organs and of all living organisms. A team of researchers at the Institute of Biotechnol…


New microscopy technique offers close-up, real-time view of cellular phenomena

March 14, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Jen Hirsch jfhirsch@mit.edu 617-253-1682 Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT scientists record first microscopic images showing deadly effects of AMPs CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For two decades, scientists have been pursuing a potential new way to treat bacterial infections, using naturally occurring prot…


New defenses deployed against plant diseases

March 14, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Andrew Chapple andrew.chapple@bbsrc.ac.uk 44-016-032-51490 Norwich BioScience Institutes An international team led by scientists at the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich,UK, have transferred broad spectrum resistance against some important plant diseases across different plant families. This breakthrough provides a new way t…