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‘Medicalized’ weapons, fair trade in biotechnology and more in the Hastings Center Report

January 26, 2010
biotech

The latest issue of the Hastings Center Report features articles on “medicalized” weapons that temporarily incapacitate targets, sharing the benefits …Click Here to Read More


Miami Herald’s take on Florida biotech investment

January 25, 2010
biotech

Florida leaders are putting a lot of eggs in the biotechnology basket, betting that the fast-growing industry will produce good-paying …Click Here to Read More


Opinion: Florida biotechnology investment just beginning

January 25, 2010
biotech

Six years ago Florida began a spending spree on biotechnology, paying out $1.5 billion to eight companies that employ a …Click Here to Read More


Opinion: Florida investment in biotech just beginning

January 25, 2010
biotech

Florida dreams of becoming a biotechnology hub, a place where the brilliant and the investment-savvy will come to build the …Click Here to Read More


Sweet success for sustainable biofuel research

January 25, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Tracey Jewitt press.office@bbsrc.ac.uk 44-017-934-14694 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Scientists have found a way to increase fermentable sugar stores in plants which could lead to plant biomass being easier to convert into eco-friendly sustainable biofuels. Their research is highlighted in the latest is…


Scientists achieve first rewire of genetic switches

January 25, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Alex Waddington alex.waddington@manchester.ac.uk 01-612-758-387 University of Manchester Researchers in Manchester have successfully carried out the first rewire of genetic switches, creating what could be a vital tool for the development of new drugs and even future gene therapies. A team of scientists from …


Superconducting hydrogen?

January 25, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Dave Mao h.mao@gl.ciw.edu 202-478-8960 Carnegie Institution Washington, D.C. – Physicists have long wondered whether hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, could be transformed into a metal and possibly even a superconductor – the elusive state in which electrons can flow without resistance. They have speculated that under cer…


How ‘random’ lasers work

January 24, 2010
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Contact: Lee Siegel leesiegel@ucomm.utah.edu 801-581-8993 University of Utah Natural cavities act like mirrors in light-emitting plastics SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 24, 2010 – When University of Utah scientists discovered a new kind of laser that was generated by an electrically conducting plastic or polymer, no…


Neuron connections seen in 3-D

January 22, 2010
biotech

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Contact: SINC info@plataformasinc.es 34-914-251-820 FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, in Germany, led by the Spanish physicist Rubén Fernández-Busnadiego, has managed to obtain 3D images of the vesicles and filaments involved in co…


Florida invests $1.5 billion in Biotechnology

January 21, 2010
biotech

Florida taxpayers have spent more than $1.5 billion to turn the state into a biotech hub, but the payoff remains …Click Here to Read More