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Should gene sequences be patented?

December 11, 2009
biotech

Today’s Science Friday had a truly high-quality discussion on the court case surrounding Myriad Genetics’ patents on genes known as …Click Here to Read More


VGTI to start construction

December 10, 2009
biotech

TRADITION, Florida — Oregon Health & Science University’s Florida Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute got the green light to start …Click Here to Read More


New ethical questions are being raised in stem cell research

December 10, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Carmen Leibel carmen.leibel@ualberta.ca 780-492-0436 University of Alberta A groundbreaking discovery two years ago that turned ordinary skin cells back into an embryonic or “pluripotent” state was hailed as the solution to the controversial ethical question that has plagued stem-cell science for the past decade. …


Drug kills cells through novel mechanism

December 10, 2009
biotech

[NEWS]

Contact: Jen Hirsch jfhirsch@mit.edu 617-253-1682 Massachusetts Institute of Technology CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT and Boston University researchers have discovered that the drug hydroxyurea kills bacteria by inducing them to produce molecules toxic to themselves – a conclusion that raises the possibility of finding new antibiotics that u…


UCLA researchers engineer bacteria to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel

December 10, 2009
biotech

[NEWS]

Contact: Matthew Chin mchin@support.ucla.edu 310-206-0680 University of California – Los Angeles Global climate change has prompted efforts to drastically reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas produced by burning fossil fuels. In a new approach, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and …


Formula to detect an author’s literary ‘fingerprint’

December 10, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Joe Winters joseph.winters@iop.org 44-207-470-4815 Institute of Physics Using literature written by Thomas Hardy, DH Lawrence and Herman Melville, physicists in Sweden have developed a formula to detect different authors' literary 'fingerprints'. New research published today, Thursday 10 December, in New Journal…


Treasure Coast Research Park expects quick progress

December 9, 2009
biotech

Treasure Coast Education, Research & Development Administration, sitting on 1650 acres, is …preparing construction of Exploration Parkway, a tree-lined “colonnade” …Click Here to Read More


Jeb Bush visits Scripps Institute

December 9, 2009
biotech

“Florida has gone from what I would call a nothingburger in the life sciences space to one of the top …Click Here to Read More


Coaxing injured nerve fibers to regenerate by disabling ‘brakes’ in the system

December 9, 2009
biotech

[NEWS]

Contact: Jamie Newton james.newton@childrens.harvard.edu 617-919-3110 Children's Hospital Boston Mouse study suggests that response to injury-induced growth factors can be revived Brain and spinal-cord injuries typically leave people with permanent impairment because the injured n…


New silicon-germanium nanowires could lead to smaller, more powerful electronic devices

December 9, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Wileen Wong Kromhout wwkromhout@support.ucla.edu 310-206-0540 University of California – Los Angeles Microchip manufacturers have long faced challenges miniaturizing transistors, the key active components in nearly every modern electronic device, which are used to amplify or switch electronic signals. Now, resea…