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Biotechnology

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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Droplets To Detect Tumoral DNA from Urine and Blood
Wouldn’t it be nice to detect cancer from readily available samples such as blood or urine? Well, we might not need to wait any longer.

Date: 1 Jun 2011, Rating: 3.83

UCSB researchers discover new biotechnology to identify and engineer substrates for proteases
This technology should help solve the puzzles of cancer, Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis and infectious diseases.

Date: 15 Mar 2010, Rating: 4.07

Team jams bacteria 'talk' to boost bio-product yields
In studies that could be vital to an expanding field of industrial biotechnology, scientists at the Center for Biosystems Research are learning to censor what E.coli bacteria are 'talking' about.

Date: 15 Mar 2010, Rating: 3.67

Engineered tobacco plants have more potential as a biofuel
Researchers have identified a way to increase the oil in tobacco plant leaves, which may be the next step in using the plants for biofuel.

Date: 15 Mar 2010, Rating: 4.40

Engineered pea seeds protect against parasites
A breed of pea seeds has been created that contains antibodies against coccidiosis

Date: 15 Mar 2010, Rating: 3.89

3-D cell culture: Making cells feel right at home
A team of scientists from Houston's Texas Medical Center this week unveiled a new technique for growing 3-D cell cultures, a technological leap from the flat petri dish that could save millions of dollars in drug-testing costs.

Date: 15 Mar 2010, Rating: 3.86

Cleveland researchers use natural and artificial sheaths to mend traumatic bone loss
Inside, the body's own stem cells switched on to close gap

Date: 15 Mar 2010, Rating: 3.80

Asexual plant reproduction may seed new approach for agriculture
Farmers throughout the world spend an estimated $36 billion a year to buy seeds for crops, especially those with sought after traits such as hardiness and pest-resistance.

Date: 15 Mar 2010, Rating: 3.67

The formula for making teeth will soon be found
Each cusp of our teeth is regulated by genes which carefully control the development.

Date: 15 Mar 2010, Rating: 3.57

New imaging technology brings trace chemicals into focus
A new, versatile method to significantly improve the detection of trace chemicals important in such areas as national security, human health and the environment.

Date: 15 Mar 2010, Rating: not rated

Effort aims to spike breast cancer with new approach
Many women live with breast cancer that does not respond to standard medical treatment, a condition that researchers want to change by aggressively targeting specific genes.

Date: 15 Mar 2010, Rating: 4.83

Advance toward producing biofuels without stressing global food supply
Scientists in California are reporting use of a first-of-its-kind approach to craft genetically engineered microbes...

Date: 27 May 2009, Rating: 4.15

Clothing to crow about: Chicken feather suits and dresses
In the future, you may snuggle up in warm, cozy sweats made of chicken feathers or jeans made of wheat

Date: 14 Jan 2009, Rating: 3.17

Waste coffee grounds offer new source of biodiesel fuel
Researchers in Nevada are reporting that waste coffee grounds can provide a cheap, abundant, and environmentally friendly source of biodiesel fuel for powering cars and trucks.

Date: 12 Jan 2009, Rating: 4.24

Optimization of an E. coli L-rhamnose-inducible expression vector: test of various genetic module combinations
A capable expression vector is mainly characterized by its production efficiency, stability and induction response. These features can be influenced by a variation of modifications and versatile genetic modules.

Date: 29 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated, 11 pages

Quantification of the CBD-FITC conjugates surface coating on cellulose fibres
Cellulose Binding Domains (CBD) were conjugated with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC).

Date: 29 Nov 2008, Rating: 1.00, 8 pages

Efficient and reproducible generation of high-expressing, stable human cell lines without need for antibiotic selection
A new method for generating high and stable protein expressing cell lines based on human amniocytes without the requirement of antibiotic selection.

Date: 29 Nov 2008, Rating: 3.00, 9 pages

Caltech engineers build mini drug-producing biofactories in yeast
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a novel way to churn out large quantities of drugs, including antiplaque toothpaste additives, antibiotics, nicotine, and even morphine, using mini biofactories--in yeast.

Date: 29 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated

MSU to create genomic clearinghouse for biofuel crops
Michigan State University scientists, armed with a half-million-dollar federal grant, are creating an easily accessible, Web-based genomic database of information on crops that can be used to make ethanol.

Date: 29 Nov 2008, Rating: 4.50

Mount Sinai researchers discover technology that silences genes
Mount Sinai researchers have developed a new gene silencing technology that could be used to target genes that can lead to the development of certain diseases.

Date: 29 Nov 2008, Rating: 4.17