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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

... does not include nanotech consumer products which companies do not identify as such, or the hundreds of nano raw materials, intermediate components, and industrial equipment items currently used by manufacturers.” “In light of this fast-rising commercialization, FDA needs to make certain that it has the tool...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...nserve them. The study sponsored by two mineral companies – BHP Billiton Maatschappij Suriname (BMS, a subsidiary of BHP Billiton) and Suriname Aluminium Company LLC (Suralco, a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc.) – provides information for policymakers and other stakeholders in deciding how to balance development wi...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...ingly costly to be dirty. Thus the taxes encourage companies to be green. When a clean technology is expensive-incorporating carbon capture and storage into a power plant costs $30 to $70 per ton of carbon dioxide-taxes on emissions level the playing field and help make it viable. A policy framework, the...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity

... drug. With their greater resources, biotechnology companies will be able to create much larger sets of engineered proteins in order to find one that best meets their needs.” The method developed by the Weizmann Institute scientists is ready for immediate use, both in basic biomedical research and in the ph...

'Insulator' helps silence genes in dormant herpes virus

...es to hide and re-emerge could give pharmaceutical companies targets for designing drugs that disrupt those mechanisms. The studies also have implications for treating and manipulating other types of viruses, Zhou says. "This study provides one of first examples of how viral chromatin is organized in a very...

Fuel from fiber -- Pretreatment can put corn stalks, trees in your car's tank

"Put a tree in your tank." Fuel companies aren't touting that slogan. At least not yet. But thanks to research done in part by Bruce Dale, Michigan State University professor of chemical engineering and materials science, making fuels from poplar trees and corn stalks is becoming more effic...

Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems

...tical and biotechnological applications. Mining companies first turned their attention to the oceans in the ...-rich terrestrial mines," says Halfar. "For mining companies and their investors, undersea mining offers high concentrations of ore at relatively low production ...

Natural antibiotics yield secrets to atom-level imaging technique

...n Canada, Japan, India and the U.S. pharmaceutical companies Genaera Corporation and Eli Lilly and Company. Ramamoorthy was awarded support from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, through an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. A leader in this area of research, h...

Researchers find link between food odors and lifespan in fruit flies

... apply it to people," he said. "The pharmaceutical companies would like to be able to mimic the beneficial effe... apply it to people," he said. "The pharmaceutical companies would like to be able to mimic the beneficial effects of caloric restriction by having you take a pi...

Sandia researchers take new approach to studying how cells respond to pathogens

...ed in diseases such as cancer or by pharmaceutical companies for biomarker discovery. ...

Vitamins: Science doesn't always match policy

... to both consumers and industry by rewarding those companies that do science-based marketing, rather than those that make unjustified health claims." "In particular, issues needing more attention include the content and labeling of vitamin and mineral supplements and the effects of these products on nutrie...

Cocoa 'vitamin' health benefits could outshine penicillin

...ld provide significant opportunity for nutritional companies to expand their range of products. Flavanols like ...tter taste. So there is huge scope for nutritional companies to develop epicatechin supplements or capsules Epicatechin is also found in teas, wine, chocolat...

Chlamydia vaccine a step closer to reality

...said Sanofi-Pasteur was one of the world's largest companies devoted to the development of human vaccines. "The fact that such a large vaccine company as Sanofi-Pasteur has selected QUT to help develop Chlamydia vaccines points to the value of the work being done here," he said. "Despite this current inj...

New technologies coming too fast for Indian farmers

...laboration between Monsanto Co. and several Indian companies ?rose to 62 percent from 12 percent. Stone's research reveals that the increase resulted not from traditional farming methods of testing seed for efficacy, but from a pattern of "social learning" ?farmers relying on word of mouth to choose seeds. "...

New study may show how to forestall a fatal, virus-caused immune-system meltdown

...elpful, since there’s really no incentive for drug companies to go out and develop new antiviral compounds for viruses that may or may not ever make it out of places like West Africa.? “This could be of critical importance to the people who live there, and for us if one of these diseases makes it across to h...

Growth hormone is not the anti-aging bullet for healthy adults

...ing falls into a grey area. The FDA prohibits drug companies from marketing GH for off-label uses such as anti-aging. Yet thousands of adults use GH as an anti-aging drug. One estimate is that 20,000 to 30,000 adults used it for anti-aging purposes in the United States in 2004. The Web is replete with a...

Cheaper, better disease treatments expected from faster approach to developing antibodies

...esses used previously to identify new drugs. Drug companies have used those more time- and labor-intensive processes to develop antibodies for treating rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and other diseases. The new approach developed in collaboration with Dr. Brent Iverson overcomes those obstacles, and has oth...

New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks

...Science University may snuff out claims by tobacco companies that smoking such newly marketed "potentially redu...m cigarette smoke by the new PREP designs, tobacco companies could not be sure the cancer risks had been lowered to any meaningful degree. The paper states that ...

Re-analysis of cigarettes confirms tobacco companies increased addictive nicotine 11 percent

...ate Attorneys General. Our analysis shows that the companies have been subtly increasing the drug nicotine year...SA et. al. Judge Gladys Kessler wrote that tobacco companies "can and do control the level of nicotine delivered in order to create and sustain addiction" and fu...

Lower carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants possible with technology development

...ustin will provide the technical understanding for companies to use this technology in prototype and commercial... matched by funds from a dozen or more other power companies and process suppliers who will participate in the TXU Carbon Management Program. With these funds, R...

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