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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
biotech

[NEWS]

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
biotech

[NEWS]

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…


‘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