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

...ter a crop is harvested. He's developed a patented pretreatment process for biomass, ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX...and Innovation will discuss AFEX and other biomass pretreatment technologies during a presentation today at BIO2007, the annual international convention of the Biot...

High-dose anticlotting drug cuts heart attack, death risk in half

...ther 450 mg or 900 mg of clopidogrel. Overall, pretreatment with high-dose clopidogrel (600 mg or more) was associated with a 50 percent reduction in the risk of cardiac death or nonfatal heart attack, both during the initial hospitalization and within 30 days of the PCI procedure, a finding that was highly s...

Super-fermenting fungus genome sequenced

... of biomass require expensive and energy-intensive pretreatment with chemicals and/or heat to loosen up this complex. Enzymes are then employed to break down complex carbohydrate into sugars, such as glucose and xylose, which can then be fermented to produce ethanol. Additional energy is required for the distil...

Intravenous nanoparticle gene therapy shows activity in stage IV lung cancer

... and Neck Medical Oncology. Blinded analysis of pretreatment and post-treatment biopsies of three patients' tumors show that expression of FUS1 was absent from pretreatment samples while a high level of FUS1 was expressed in tumors after treatment. FUS1 can induce apopto...

Highly concentrated botulinum preparation for cosmetic injections can result in severe illness

...to 21 to 43 times the estimated human lethal dose; pretreatment serum from the fourth epidemiologically linked case-patient was not available. A 100-µg vial of toxin taken from the same manufacturer's lot as toxin administered to the case-patients contained a toxin amount sufficient to kill approximately 14,286 a...

New study shows antibiotic may protect the heart

..., researchers demonstrated for the first time that pretreatment with a clinically relevant dose of rapamycin induces a protective effect against heart attack injury and reduces programmed cell death. Researchers believe through the opening of the mitochondrial KATP channel of heart cells, rapamycin enables cells...

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