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Stem cell breakthrough: Bone marrow cells are the answer

January 28, 2010
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Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research in the FASEB Journal shows that bone marrow cells fuse to different types of cells, including embryonic stem cells, creating new hybrids that may evade immune rejection Using cells from mice,…


Researchers find new way to study how enzymes repair DNA sun damage

January 28, 2010
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Contact: Dongping Zhong Zhong.28@osu.edu 614-292-3044 Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio — Researchers at Ohio State University have found a new way to study how enzymes move as they repair DNA sun damage — and that discovery could one day lead to new therapies for healing sunburned skin. Ultraviolet (UV) light damages skin by ca…


One small step for MannKind

January 27, 2010
biotech

MannKind researchers will present an update on MannKind’s anti-cancer drug research to counterparts from VGTI Florida, Torrey Pines Institute and Martin …Click Here to Read More


Research on global ‘sun block’ needed now

January 27, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Mark Lowey mlowey@ucalgary.ca 403-210-8659 University of Calgary Climate change experts argue for international geoengineering effort Internationally coordinated research and field-testing on ‘geoengineering’ the planet’s atmosphere to limit risk of climate change should begin soon along with build…


Microbes produce fuels directly from biomass

January 27, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Lynn Yarris lcyarris@lbl.gov 510-486-5375 DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools of synthetic biology, the JBEI researchers en…


Energy-harvesting rubber sheets could power pacemakers, mobile phones

January 27, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Chris Emery cemery@princeton.edu 609-258-4597 Princeton University, Engineering School Power-generating rubber films developed by Princeton University engineers could harness natural body movements such as breathing and walking to power pacemakers, mobile phones and other electronic devices. The material, composed …


Florida’s Bioscience Industry responds to OPPAGA Report

January 26, 2010
biotech

In January, 2010, Florida’s Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability (OPPAGA) issued a report to evaluate “the Innovation …Click Here to Read More


Burnham Institute receives $50 million gift

January 26, 2010
biotech

Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) announced today that philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has pledged $50 million to support and …Click Here to Read More


A Venus flytrap for nuclear waste

January 26, 2010
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Contact: Megan Fellman fellman@northwestern.edu 847-491-3115 Northwestern University New material finds 'needle in a haystack,' shows promise for clean-up Not every object is food to a Venus flytrap. Like the carnivorous plant, a new material developed at Northwestern University permanently traps onl…


Engineered metamaterials enable remarkably small antennas

January 26, 2010
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Contact: Laura Ost laura.ost@nist.gov 303-497-4880 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) In an advance that might interest Q-Branch, the gadget makers for James Bond, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and partners from industry and academia have designed and tested experimental antennas that are highly effi…