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Genome advances peril for pests

January 14, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Margaret Coulombe margaret.coulombe@asu.edu 480-727-8934 Arizona State University Parasitic wasps’ newly sequenced genomes open avenues for pest control; insights in evolution, genetics Parasitic wasps kill pest insects, but their existence has been largely overlooked by the public – until now. F…


State’s venture program taps Alabama firm for $4 million venture investment

January 13, 2010
biotech

An Alabama-based investment fund has snagged up to $4 million from Florida’s nascent venture capital program, which is trying to …Click Here to Read More


Mapping and sequencing of soybean genome paves the way for improved soybean crops

January 13, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Lily Whiteman lwhitema@nsf.gov 703-292-8310 National Science Foundation Crop improvements are expected to promote energy production, sustainable human and animal food production, and a healthy environmental balance in agriculture wordwide Soybean, one of the most important global sources of protein and oil, is now t…


Lake Nona Management reduces staff

January 12, 2010
biotech

An unknown number of Lake Nona Management Co. staffers have been let go. Jim Zboril, Thad Seymour and Richard Levey …Click Here to Read More


5 Stem Cell clinics exposed as potential scams

January 11, 2010
biotech

Wired Magazine claims 5 overseas clinics offering stem cell therapy are scams.


UCF Advances Alzheimers research

January 11, 2010
biotech

Despite a massive global research effort, many basics of Alzheimer’s disease onset remain elusive. This has hampered development of treatments …Click Here to Read More


Florida Alzheimers research at Scripps, Planck

January 10, 2010
biotech

Reading between the lines, this Palm Beach Post story seems to indicate that Florida’s biotech industry is poised for job …Click Here to Read More


Quantum computer calculates exact energy of molecular hydrogen

January 10, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Steve Bradt steve_bradt@harvard.edu 617-496-8070 Harvard University Groundbreaking approach could impact fields from cryptography to materials science CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In an important first for a promising new technology, scientists have used a quantum computer to calculate the precise energy of molecu…


Researchers Identify microRNA targets in C. elegans

January 10, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego Regulating protein levels is key to biomedical research in humans and model organisms MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding RNAs that impact almost every aspect of biology. In recent years, they have been strongly implicated in stem cell biolog…


China a rising star in regenerative medicine despite world skepticism of stem cell therapies

January 8, 2010
biotech

[NEWS]

Contact: Terry Collins terrycollins@rogers.com 416-538-8712 Program on Life Sciences, Ethics and Policy,McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health Enforcing new Chinese rules for clinics may impact lucrative stem cell therapy tourism but improve international credibility, confidence This release is available in <a href=”http://chinese.eurekalert.org/zh/e…