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Gene therapy converts dead bone graft to new, living tissue

...putation," says Arthur A. Gertzman, executive vice president for research and development at the Musculoskeleta... expand his research. Schwarz is also founder and president of the Rochester-based biotechnology company LAGeT, a company Schwarz spun off from his university r...

PCRM develops world's first cruelty-free insulin assay

...ponsible Medicine, you invent your own test. PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., announced today that PCRM has developed the world's first cruelty-free insulin assay, a test used to measure insulin levels in individuals with diabetes. The assay, which uses no animals, was developed as part of PCRM's ongoing cl...

Ophthalmologists Use Artificial Silicon Retina Microchip To Treat Vision Loss

...ounded Optobionics, with his brother Vincent, vice president of engineering. Optobionics is located in Naperville, Illinois. "This is an expansion of the study of the first 10 patients completed in 2002," says study investigator Dr. Kirk Packo, who oversees the three participating sites. The sites are Johns H...

International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

... this possible," said Kelly A. Frazer, Ph.D., vice president of genomics at Perlegen. "We are confident that th...nique genetic makeup," said Martin Godbout, Ph.D., president and CEO of Genome Canada, who also was speaking on behalf of Genome Quebec. ...

Ophthalmologists implant five patients with artificial silicon retina microchip

...ounded Optobionics, with his brother Vincent, vice president of engineering. Optobionics is located in Naperville, Illinois. "This is an expansion of the study of the first 10 patients completed in 2002," says study investigator Dr. Kirk Packo, who oversees the three participating sites. The sites are Johns H...

LUCA technologies confirms real-time methane generation

...n attractive consideration," said Robert Pfeiffer, president and chief executive officer of Luca Technologies. He noted that the Monument Butte site was one of six oil fields across the United States that Luca has been studying. The company has demonstrated two of those sites to be robust, methane-generating G...

Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

...ional scientific meeting called by Abdoulaye Wade, president of Senegal, to identify strategies for the control of the ongoing locust outbreak in West Africa. Last year, locusts stripped fields of crops and trees of foliage across several countries, causing severe income and food supply loss. Larry Vaughan, a...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

...or health information," noted James M. George, MD, president of the American Society of Hematology. "The 'Free Back Issues' program at Stanford's HighWire Press already gives the public free access to over 828,000 articles," according to Stanford University Librarian and HighWire Publisher Michael A. Keller. ...

Fleshing out the genome

...edicting biological function," said Eugene Kolker, president and director of BIATECH, an affiliate scientist at PNNL and lead author of a study in the Feb. 8 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that applies the new annotation method to a strain of the metal-detoxifying bacterium Shewanella oneidens...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

...ervation priorities," said Russell A. Mittermeier, president of Conservation International (CI) and co-editor o...ats," said Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca, executive vice president of CI. Two factors determine which areas qualify as hotspots: number of endemic species (those foun...

Microbial fuel cell: High yield hydrogen source and wastewater cleaner

...er in environmental engineering; Dr. Stephen Grot, president and founder of Ion Power, Inc.; and Logan. Grot, a former Penn State student, suggested the idea of modifying an MFC to generate hydrogen. In their paper, the researchers explain that hydrogen production by bacterial fermentation is currently limite...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...safeguard our living oceans," said Carter Roberts, president and CEO-elect, World Wildlife Fund. "When World Wildlife Fund began the Smart Gear competition, we looked for real-world solutions to protect the fantastic variety of marine life, increase efficiency and profitability for fishermen, and preserve the ...

Two are better than one

...by the cell. Yarden and Prof. Michael Sela, former president of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and currently a professor in the Institute's Immunology Department, teamed up to create a strategy for the customization of antibodies that work independently to engage these cancer-specific receptors and shut do...

Integration of Agilent's MS technology, Proteome Systems' software to help scientists in proteomics research

...laboratories," said Nicolle Packer, executive vice president and head of glycoproteomics of Proteome Systems. "The combination of Agilent's robust, sensitive MS technology with our cutting-edge, automated glycomics system creates a powerful integrated solution that will streamline the study of glycoproteins." ...

Agilent Technologies releases probe sequence, annotation information for all its commercial gene expression microarrays

...osition for Agilent to take," said Catherine Ball, president of the Microarray Gene Expression Data (MGED) Society and director of the Stanford Microarray Database. "Rigorous science requires that others be able to easily interpret and verify or contradict one's work. With this sequence information, the resear...

Virus-host interactions at sea effect global photosynthesis

...osition for Agilent to take," said Catherine Ball, president of the Microarray Gene Expression Data (MGED) Society and director of the Stanford Microarray Database. "Rigorous science requires that others be able to easily interpret and verify or contradict one's work. With this sequence information, the resear...

B-15A collides with Antarctic ice tongue

...osition for Agilent to take," said Catherine Ball, president of the Microarray Gene Expression Data (MGED) Society and director of the Stanford Microarray Database. "Rigorous science requires that others be able to easily interpret and verify or contradict one's work. With this sequence information, the resear...

A New Species of Monkey is Discovered in Tanzania: The First in Africa for More Than 20 Years

...in the 21st century," said Mittermeier, who is the president of Conservation International. ``By sharing expertise and resources, partners get the most value for money spent.?/p> The Southern Highlands team was coordinated and funded by WCS; the project that produced the discovery in Ndundulu Forest receiv...

Survey reveals women and doctors aren't talking about HPV

...ppropriate to each age group," said Wayne Shields, president & CEO, ARHP. "One of the keys to making prevention possible is broader education of both women and providers, focusing on informed, shared decision-making." Survey Methodology A survey, fielded by Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research Inc., was c...

Research on antibiotics receives historical recognition

...l antibacterial agent. William F. Carroll, Ph.D., president of the Society, will present a commemorative bronze plaque to Tim Casey, Ph.D., Dean of Academic and Student Programs at Cook College, Rutgers University. H. Boyd Woodruff, Ph.D., who isolated the first two actinomycete antibiotics, will be the featu...

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