Quantcast


Crist on Florida biotech investment

January 28, 2010
biotech

“The successes we are seeing in Florida’s biotechnology business hub show us that we must continue our efforts to attract …Click Here to Read More


Breeding better oysters: Shelling out

January 28, 2010
biotech

A new breed of oyster may encourage aquaculture

MUCH of the bounty of the ocean is, these days, far less plentiful than it used to be. Scarcity has made oysters expensive, turning this unattractive mollusc into a delicacy for the rich. That could change if researchers find a way to breed a faster growing and larger oyster.

As many gardeners and farmers know, crossbreeding two wimpy specimens sometimes produces strong offspring—an effect known as hybrid vigour. Hybrid vigour is common in plants and is found in some animals—though, some speculate, it may be lacking in European royalty. …


Stem cell breakthrough: Bone marrow cells are the answer

January 28, 2010
biotech

[NEWS]

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
biotech

[NEWS]

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