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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…


Researchers Create Drug to Keep Tumor Growth Switched Off

February 11, 2010
biotech

A novel – and rapid – anti-cancer drug development strategy has resulted in a new drug that stops kidney and …Click Here to Read More


5AM receives $3 million in State investment

February 11, 2010
biotech

5AM Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on building next-generation life science companies, has received $3 million from the …Click Here to Read More


Osprey Biotechnics to expand, add 35 jobs in Sarasota County

February 11, 2010
biotech

Osprey Biotechnics a Sarasota-based biotechnology company that creates and manufactures beneficial bacterial products to promote animal health, plant health and …Click Here to Read More


USDA scientists sequence genome of grass that can be a biofuel model crop

February 10, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Dennis O’Brien dennis.obrien@ars.usda.gov 301-504-1624 United States Department of Agriculture-Research, Education, and Economics Work will enable researchers to shed light on the genetics behind hardier varieties of wheat and improved varieties of biofuel crops WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2010 – U….


Waking the dead

February 10, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Eske Willerslev ewillerslev@bio.ku.dk 45-452-875-1309 University of Copenhagen For the first time an ancient genome of an extinct human being has been reconstructed in detail. Professor Eske Willerslev and his PhD student Morten Rasmussen, from Centre of Excellence in GeoGenetics, The Natural History Museum at th…


Comprehensive study using bioinformatics predicts the molecular causes of many genetic diseases

February 9, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Kris Rebillot krebillot@buckinstitute.org 415-209-2080 Buck Institute for Age Research Research spearheaded at Buck Institute results in a web-based tool available to other scientists It is widely known that genetic mutations cause disease. What are largely unknown are the mechanisms by which th…


Caltech researchers develop nanoscale structures with superior mechanical properties

February 9, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Kathy Svitil ksvitil@caltech.edu 626-395-8022 California Institute of Technology PASADENA, Calif. – Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a way to make some notoriously brittle materials ductile – yet stronger than ever – simply by reducing their size. The work, by Dongchan Jang, senio…


DARPA biotech project seeks immortality

February 7, 2010
biotech

From page 47 of the DARPA 2011 budget: (U)  BioDesign is a new intellectual approach to biological functionality.  The intrinsic …Click Here to Read More