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Biotechnology means any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. For instance, biotechnology is applied to improve or facilitate cellular processes such as energy metabolism, gene transfer between unrelated species, or the engineering of enzymes for large scale production of drugs.

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Plants As Plants: Gene Could Convert Crops To Plastics Factories
Plastics are produced by making chains of compounds derived from petroleum.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: 4.00

World's First Cloned Transgenic Goats Born
The world's first cloned transgenic goats have been born as part of a research program

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.07

Scientists develop plant that produces potential anti-carcinogen
A Purdue University researcher has successfully engineered plants that may not only lead to the production of anti-carcinogenic nutritional supplements, but also may be used to remove excess selenium from agricultural fields.

Date: 30 Jan 2007, Rating: 5.00

Elevating the Vitamin E Content of Plants Through Metabolic Engineering
Studies have shown that overexpression of gamma-tocopherol methyltransferase in Arabidopsis seeds shifted oil compositions in favor of alpha-tocopherol.

Date: 30 Jan 2007, Rating: 2.00, 4 pages

Genetically Modified Plants for Improved Trace Element Nutrition
The author presented an overview of the possible combination of conventional approach and genetic modification to optimize trace element bioavailability.

Date: 30 Jan 2007, Rating: 3.67, 3 pages

India’s Supreme Court Temporarily Bars Approval of Genetically Modified Crops
The article reports that India's Supreme Court has suspended further licensing of genetically modified products.

Date: 10 Oct 2006, Rating: 1.00

Generating and manipulating transgenic animals using transposable elements
This review covers the vertebrate-active retrotransposons and transposons that have been well studied and adapted for use as gene transfer agents.

Date: 27 Sep 2006, Rating: 2.17, 6 pages

Modification of Plant Lipids for Human Health: Development of Functional Land-Based Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Feasibility of developing a land-based source of functional omega-3 fatty acids on a large scale.

Date: 27 Sep 2006, Rating: 1.40, 8 pages

Biotechnology to improve health in developing countries - A review
A review of new and emerging biotechnologies and explore how they can be used to support the goals of developing countries in improving health.

Date: 27 Sep 2006, Rating: 6.08, 6 pages

First Protein "Biochips" May Deliver Improved Detection, Diagnosis
Scientists at Purdue University have created the first protein "biochips," mating silicon computer chips with biological proteins.

Date: 26 Sep 2006, Rating: 2.00

The Application of Biotechnology to Nutrition: An Overview
A review in crop biotechnology that is being used to enhance locally grown crops.

Date: 22 Aug 2006, Rating: 2.29, 5 pages

The Future of Regulatory Toxicology: Impact of the Biotechnology Revolution
The purpose of this article is to discuss the potential impact of this knowledge, and these technologies, on the practice of regulatory toxicology...

Date: 22 Aug 2006, Rating: 3.63, 17 pages

Mycorrhizoremediation—an enhanced form of phytoremediation
This review highlights the ecological complexity and diversity of plant-microbe-soil combinations, and provides an overview on the recent developments in this area.

Date: 22 Aug 2006, Rating: 5.14, 6 pages

Genetically engineered mosquitoes show resistance to dengue fever virus
News: Researchers have successfully created a genetically engineered mosquito that shows a high level of resistance against the most prevalent type of dengue fever virus.

Date: 21 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Making a Friendlier Mosquito
News: Genetically modified mosquitoes that cannot transmit malaria are one hope for battling the disease that still kills over one million people a year. But that plan faces some serious snags, according to UC Davis researchers who are suggesting an alter

Date: 21 Aug 2006, Rating: 6.78

Hopkins researchers develop new tool to watch real-time chemical activity in cells
Hopkins researchers develop new tool to watch real-time chemical activity in cells

Date: 21 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Biotechnology approach to determination of genetic and epigenetic control in cells
This article reviews series of studies aimed at developing methods and systems for analyzing epigenetic information in cells. Knowlege acquired from this will lead to the use of cells for fully controlled practical applications like cell-based drug screen

Date: 28 Jun 2006, Rating: 2.20, 8 pages

NASA biotechnology activities enhancing quality of life
Anthrax-killing device, soybeans in space, artificial bone replacement materials, light-emitting diodes for wound healing, a new medicine to treat bone loss, advanced techniques for pharmaceutical drug design are some of the biotechnological activities be

Date: 28 Jun 2006, Rating: 1.00

Earth Rx: A microbial biotechnology prescription for global environmental health
Water, waste and energy are the three greatest challenges to the environmental health of society. A synergistic marriage of two distinct disciplines, mirobial ecology and environmental biotechnology, is proposed as solution.

Date: 28 Jun 2006, Rating: not rated