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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


Virus-free technique enables Stanford scientists to easily make stem cells pluripotent

February 7, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Krista Conger kristac@stanford.edu 650-725-5371 Stanford University Medical Center STANFORD, Calif. – Tiny circles of DNA are the key to a new and easier way to transform stem cells from human fat into induced pluripotent stem cells for use in regenerative medicine, say scientists at the Stanford University …


Medical Breakthroughs With Biotechnology

February 5, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 – A recent article in the Scandia Journal reported that biotechnology is…


FDA Issues Guidance to Help Streamline Medical Device Clinical Trials

February 5, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Agency says Bayesian statistical methods could trim costs, boost efficiency SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued guidance on Bayesian statistical methods in the design and analysis of medical device clinical trials that could result in less costly and more efficient patient studies. (Logo: <a href=”http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO” t…


Scripps Florida to celebrate one year anniversary

February 4, 2010
biotech

The Gardens Mall at Palm Beach Gardens, one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, is helping Scripps Florida celebrate the …Click Here to Read More


Innovative New Way to Screen Libraries of 10 Million or More Compounds, Potentially Helps Speed Drug Discovery

February 4, 2010
biotech

The search for new drug compounds is probably worse than looking for a needle in a haystack because scientists are …Click Here to Read More