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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

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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…


Biologists develop efficient genetic modification of human embryonic stem cells

January 7, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Yang Xu scinews@ucsd.edu University of California – San Diego Biologists have developed an efficient way to genetically modify human embryonic stem cells. Their approach, which uses bacterial artificial chromosomes to swap in defective copies of genes, will make possible the rapid development of stem cell lines that can both serve as models for …


Scientists’ breakthrough in production of biofuels

January 7, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Lauren Anderson l.h.anderson@sheffield.ac.uk 44-114-222-1046 University of Sheffield A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield have scooped an international award in recognition of their work on an innovative device which will make the production of alternative biofuels more energy efficient. The research …


Golden ratio discovered in a quantum world

January 7, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Prof. Alan Tennant tennant@helmholtz-berlin.de 49-308-062-2741 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres Hidden symmetry observed for the first time in solid state matter This release is available in <a href=”http://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases_ml/2010-01/aaft-r010…


Rules governing RNA’s anatomy revealed

January 7, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Nancy Ross-Flanigan rossflan@umich.edu 734-647-1853 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.—-University of Michigan researchers have discovered the rules that dictate the three-dimensional shapes of RNA molecules, rules that are based not on complex chemical interactions but simply on geometry. The work, done by a team led by H…