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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

[NEWS]

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


You Are a Tamagotchi: Turning Your Health Into a Game

March 11, 2010
biotech

The key to your health may be the feedback loop that a lot of new health data-gathering gadgets can create. It’s like a game where your stats are the score, and a better score means better health.




Berkeley Scientists Find New Way to Get Physical in the Fight Against Cancer

March 11, 2010
biotech

Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that the biochemical activity of a key player in cancer metastasis can be altered by the application of a direct physical force. This new way in which cells can sense and respond to physical forces presents a new road for future cancer therapies.


FGCU Innovation Hub groundbreaking April 7th

March 11, 2010
biotech

Florida Gulf Coast University has joined the Backe Group in a collaborative venture to create Florida Gulf Coast University Innovation …Click Here to Read More


GenomeQuest releases API

March 11, 2010
biotech

At a gathering of life science researchers, bioinformatics developers, and computational biologists, GenomeQuest today announced a comprehensive Application Programming Interface …Click Here to Read More