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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…


Unlocking the opium poppy’s biggest secret

March 14, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Leanne Yohemas leanne.yohemas@ucalgary.ca 403-220-5144 University of Calgary University of Calgary researchers discover codeine and morphine genes Researchers at the University of Calgary have discovered the unique genes that allow the opium poppy to make codeine and morphine, thus opening doors to alt…


UC Irvine biologists help sequence Hydra genome

March 14, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Tom Vasich tmvasich@uci.edu 949-824-6455 University of California – Irvine Survey finds genes linked to Huntington's, Alzheimer's disease UC Irvine researchers have played a leading role in the genome sequencing of Hydra, a freshwater polyp that has been a staple of biological research for 300 years. <p…


Florida fund has $450 million to invest

March 12, 2010
florida

Florida Mezzanine Fund is one of Florida’s largest sources of private venture funding with capacity to invest up to $450 …Click Here to Read More


Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results

March 11, 2010
biotech

Successful research often leads through reasonable yet unsuccessful approaches and unexpected discoveries. Indeed the history of science is rife with …Click Here to Read More