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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...ace with today’s rapidly developing nanotechnology market or engender consumer and investor confidence in em...gency must be ‘nano-ready’ for the products on the market today and able to deal with the more advanced nanotechnology applications expected in the next 5-10 ...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...izing climate change. The burgeoning global carbon market creates new economic value for carbon stored in standing rainforest, providing fresh incentive for developing nations such as Suriname to avoid deforestation....

Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

...ace nitrogen levels that, in turn, benefit primary market crops like corn grown after legume rotations. __IMAGE_2 Legume plants secrete chemical signals that recruit the friendly bacteria, which work with the plants to convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia that, then, is used as fertilizer by the ...

Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

...and 2005, over 20 new drugs were released onto the market originating from natural sources. And although thi...etabolites produced by fungi that have been on the market for many years. These include immunosuppressive agents, antibiotics such as penicillin, lipid lower...

Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height

...said. “Clearly there would be concerns whether the market for specialty tree products such as this would be strong enough to make it worth the large investments of time, money and testing that current regulation of genetically modified organisms would require, at least in the U.S.” That aside, he said, i...

Fat fish put obesity on the hook

...covery process, thus bringing new medicines to the market faster and cheaper.” In the study, researchers caused obesity in zebrafish by introducing the same type of genetic mutation that causes severe obesity in humans. The genetic change blocks the activity of a receptor, the melanocortin-4 receptor, wh...

Nitric oxide: Key to cardiovascular and pulmonary function and drug effectiveness

...ness over time. Almost half of all drugs on the market today, as well as many hormone and neurotransmitters, target a specific family of cell surface receptors known as G-protein coupled receptors. The researchers believe that the presence or absence of nitric oxide or SNOs determines whether these recep...

UQ research heralds vaccine technology breakthrough

...irst three months of life. The mature paediatric market for an RSV vaccine has been estimated at approximately US$800 million (LeadDiscovery Ltd, 2004). Professor Tindle said the importance of the research project was double-barrelled because, along with helping children, it included forming a new type ...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

...have been mixed. "It's like when you're in the market for a digital camera, you can go to web sites like CNET to see the reviews, make the comparisons, and get some guidance for choosing the right product for your particular needs." Another major problem with metagenomes is binning. Binning is the p...

DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales

...en surveys," Baker pointed out. "Since the average market 'half-life' of whale meat is six weeks, at most, w...at products from an individual whale remain on the market with each succeeding week, and their estimate of six weeks for the "half-life" of an individual whal...

Get a whiff of this: Smell test could sniff out serious health problems

...Stillwater, Minn. The company will manufacture and market the test. The Sniff Magnitude Test project, a creation that was seven years in the making, was awarded a total of $1,340,098 from the National Institutes of Health in developmental funding. UC Psychology Professor Robert Frank says that in the near...

Researchers wake up viruses inside tumors to image and then destroy cancers

...s describe how they used two agents already on the market ?one of which is the multiple myeloma drug Velcade ?to light up tumor viruses on a gamma camera. The technique is the first in the new field of in vivo molecular-genetic imaging that doesn't require transfecting tumors with a "reporter" gene, the sci...

Tibetan antelope slowly recovering, WCS says

...nable in Europe and the U.S., which fueled a black market and widespread poaching in this remote area. In the mid 1990s, Schaller estimated that perhaps 75,000 chiru remained in the wild, with as many as 20,000 falling to poachers annually. However, no comprehensive census of chiru has ever taken place du...

Biodiesel study targets cleaner air, cleaner engines

... provide great environmental benefits and increase market opportunities for Canadian oilseed producers." "... demand for biodiesel, which in turn will increase market opportunities for recycled materials and oils and give farmers the chance to grow some of their own ...

Gut research yields new anti-cancer approach

...hanges necessary for cell division. Brought to the market by Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1993, Taxol had annual sales of $1.6 billion at its peak in 2000. Unfortunately, Taxol and other standard, anti-tubulin drugs failed in colorectal cancer clinical trials. Gut tumor cells have evolved to include "efflux" ...

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

... report, the first to take a comprehensive look at market competition between wild and farmed salmon, sheds ...mmunities. "Wild salmon could never supply the market demand being met by farmed salmon. A fundamental point of the report is that the debate should not ...

A genetic 'gang of 4' drives spread of breast cancer

... in the lung," he said. Two drugs already on the market act directly on proteins produced by the genes Massagué’s group had been studying. Cetuximab is an antibody that blocks the action of epiregulin and is used to treat advanced colorectal cancer. Celecoxib is an inhibitor of COX2 that is used as an ant...

New technologies coming too fast for Indian farmers

...ge, the overwhelming number of choices in the seed market and the desire for novelty ?all of which lead to l...duced in India in 2002. Between 2003 and 2005, the market share of Bt seed ?created through collaboration between Monsanto Co. and several Indian companies ?r...

Research on grey mould offers possible breakthrough in tomato cultivation

...in the field. Using the DNA-markers, it expects to market new tomatoes that are resistant to grey mould in the near future. The new varieties will mean tomato growers will have to devote far less resources ?or perhaps none at all ?to combating B. cinerea. An additional benefit of these new tomatoes is th...

Xylitol reduces risk of cavities

... as the sole sweetener are uncommon on the Swedish market today. In the most common sugarless products, xylitol accounts for roughly a third of the sweetening. The studies nevertheless warrant the following recommendations: A daily intake of xylitol is recommended as a supplement for patients at...

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