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Random fluctuations give rise to odd genetic phenomenon

February 17, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Jennifer Hirsch jfhirsch@mit.edu 617-253-1682 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Biophysicists show that ‘incomplete penetrance’ is not just a question of nature versus nurture CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For years, biologists have wondered how it is possible that not every person who carries a mutate…


Tallahassee Innovation Park sparks

February 16, 2010
biotech

The Leon County Research and Development Authority created the Innovation Park Technology Commercialization Grant program five years ago. The recipients …Click Here to Read More


DIY Biotech from the NYT

February 16, 2010
biotech

New York Times Magazine 6-page article covering the iGEM competition. A great read…


Caltech researchers create highly absorbing, flexible solar cells with silicon wire arrays

February 16, 2010
biotech

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Contact: Lori Oliwenstein lorio@caltech.edu 626-395-3631 California Institute of Technology PASADENA, Calif. – Using arrays of long, thin silicon wires embedded in a polymer substrate, a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created a new type of flexible solar cell that enhances the absorption of sunlight…


Nanotech discovery may green chemical manufacturing

February 16, 2010
biotech

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Contact: William Raillant-Clark william.raillant-clark@mcgill.ca 514-398-2189 McGill University McGill researcher develops eco-friendly nanocatalyst This release is available in French. A new nanotech cat…


Biologists image birth of blood-forming stem cells in embryo

February 14, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Kim McDonald scinews@ucsd.edu 858-534-7572 University of California – San Diego Biologists at UC San Diego have identified the specific region in vertebrates where adult blood stem cells arise during embryonic development. Their discovery, which appears in a paper in this week’s early online edition of the journal Nature,</e…

Lee County lays biotech foundation

February 13, 2010
biotech

Lee County plunged millions of dollars deep into the expensive and ultra-competitive life-science industry last week. Local officials hope to …Click Here to Read More


‘Mending a Broken Heart’ focus of UCF Research Briefing

February 12, 2010
biotech

Mending a broken heart isn’t just about getting over a break up. For University of Central Florida scientist Dinender Singla, it’s …Click Here to Read More


School board member runs for re-election on “Biotechnology” platform

February 12, 2010
biotech

Jane Pfeilsticker was elected to the Manatee County School Board in 2006 and has filed to run for re-election this …Click Here to Read More


New fiber nanogenerators could lead to electric clothing

February 12, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Sarah Yang scyang@berkeley.edu 510-643-7741 University of California – Berkeley Berkeley – In research that gives literal meaning to the term “power suit,” University of California, Berkeley, engineers have created energy-scavenging nanofibers that could one day be woven into clothing and textiles. These nano-siz…