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What is the function of the protein CD20?

December 21, 2009
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Karen Honey press_releases@the-jci.org 215-573-1850 Journal of Clinical Investigation Antibodies directed against the protein CD20, which is expressed by immune cells known as B cells, are used to treat B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis. Despite this, the function of CD20 has not been determined. Now, a team of …


British Prisons Dispense Self-Service Methadone

December 21, 2009
biotech

Controversial vending machine-like dispensers scan the irises or fingerprints of British cons, then dole out the right dose of methadone.




Faster, cheaper DNA sequencing

December 20, 2009
biotech

In a study published in the Dec. 20 online edition of Nature Nanotechnology, a team led by Boston University Biomedical …Click Here to Read More


Florida Trend puts Orlando Biotech cluster on list of top 2009 developments

December 20, 2009
biotech

Hailed by some as potentially the biggest thing to hit central Florida since Disney World, the medical cluster is projected …Click Here to Read More


Scripps wins $1.2 million NIH grant

December 18, 2009
florida

Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute’s facility in Jupiter won a three-year grant for more than $1.2 million to help them …Click Here to Read More


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

[NEWS]

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…