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SRI Opens Doors in Tampa

December 18, 2009
biotech

Today, the path to a brighter future for Florida passes through the door of a new two-story building on downtown …Click Here to Read More


New ‘Biotech Village’ approved by Palm Beach Gardens

December 18, 2009
scripps

PALM BEACH GARDENS — Initial approval to bring a biotech village to north county was made tonight (12/17/09), which will …Click Here to Read More


Researchers create new ‘smart’ nanocapsule delivery system for use in protein therapy

December 17, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Wileen Wong Kromhout wwkromhout@support.ucla.edu 310-206-0540 University of California – Los Angeles Shell of single-protein capsule degrades or remains intact based on environment Protein therapy – the delivery of healthy proteins directly into human cells to replace malfunctioning proteins …


Umbilical cord could be new source of plentiful stem cells, say Pitt researchers

December 17, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Anita Srikameswaran SrikamAV@upmc.edu 412-578-9193 University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Banking cords, as well as cord blood, may be invaluable PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17 – Stem cells that could one day provide therapeutic options for muscle and bone disorders can be easily …


Everlasting quantum wave

December 17, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Ben Stein ben.stein@nist.gov 301-975-3097 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) NIST physicists predict new form of soliton in ultracold gases Solitary waves that run a long distance without losing their shape or dying out are a special class of waves called solitons. These everlasting waves are e…


Major breakthrough may pave the way for therapeutic vaccines

December 17, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Lars Hellman lars.hellman@icm.uu.se 46-018-471-4532 Uppsala University It should be possible to use therapeutic vaccines to create both cheap and effective drugs for diseases like cancer and allergies. One problem in developing such vaccines has previously been the lack of adjuvants, substances that make vaccines more effective. However…


Heme channel found

December 17, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Diana Lutz dlutz@wustl.edu 314-935-5272 Washington University in St. Louis Scientists at Washington University have isolated a channel that shuttles the vital but vulnerable heme molecule across biological membranes In some ways a cell in your body or an organelle in that cell is like an ancient walled town. Life i…


Thermochemical nanolithography now allows multiple chemicals on a chip

December 16, 2009
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: David Terraso david.terraso@comm.gatech.edu 404-385-2966 Georgia Institute of Technology Allows controlled attachment of nano-objects to be performed weeks apart in any lab Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a nanolithographic technique that can produce high-resolution patterns of at least thr…


Behavior modification could ease concerns about nanoparticles

December 16, 2009
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 202-872-6042 American Chemical Society In an advance that could help ease health and environmental concerns about the emerging nanotechnology industry, scientists are reporting development of technology for changing the behavior of nanoparticles in municipal sewage treatment plants – their main gat…


Toward home-brewed electricity with ‘personalized solar energy’

December 16, 2009
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 202-872-6042 American Chemical Society New scientific discoveries are moving society toward the era of “personalized solar energy,” in which the focus of electricity production shifts from huge central generating stations to individuals in their own homes and communities. That’s the top…