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.

Biotechnology Articles

The Era of Antibody Humanization

11 Feb 2015

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With its spring up in the world pharmaceutical market, monoclonal antibody has become one of the pillar products in biotechnology industry...

Droplets To Detect Tumoral DNA from Urine and Blood

1 Jun 2011

Rating: 3.83

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.

UCSB researchers discover new biotechnology to identify and engineer substrates for proteases

15 Mar 2010

Rating: 4.07

This technology should help solve the puzzles of cancer, Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis and infectious diseases.

Team jams bacteria 'talk' to boost bio-product yields

15 Mar 2010

Rating: 3.67

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.

Engineered tobacco plants have more potential as a biofuel

15 Mar 2010

Rating: 4.43

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.

Engineered pea seeds protect against parasites

15 Mar 2010

Rating: 3.89

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

3-D cell culture: Making cells feel right at home

15 Mar 2010

Rating: 3.86

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.

Cleveland researchers use natural and artificial sheaths to mend traumatic bone loss

15 Mar 2010

Rating: 3.80

Inside, the body's own stem cells switched on to close gap

Asexual plant reproduction may seed new approach for agriculture

15 Mar 2010

Rating: 3.67

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.

The formula for making teeth will soon be found

15 Mar 2010

Rating: 3.57

Each cusp of our teeth is regulated by genes which carefully control the development.

New imaging technology brings trace chemicals into focus

15 Mar 2010

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

Effort aims to spike breast cancer with new approach

15 Mar 2010

Rating: 4.83

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.

Advance toward producing biofuels without stressing global food supply

27 May 2009

Rating: 4.15

Scientists in California are reporting use of a first-of-its-kind approach to craft genetically engineered microbes...

Clothing to crow about: Chicken feather suits and dresses

14 Jan 2009

Rating: 3.17

In the future, you may snuggle up in warm, cozy sweats made of chicken feathers or jeans made of wheat

Waste coffee grounds offer new source of biodiesel fuel

12 Jan 2009

Rating: 4.24

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.

Optimization of an E. coli L-rhamnose-inducible expression vector: test of various genetic module combinations

29 Nov 2008

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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.

Quantification of the CBD-FITC conjugates surface coating on cellulose fibres

29 Nov 2008

Rating: 1.00

Cellulose Binding Domains (CBD) were conjugated with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC).

Efficient and reproducible generation of high-expressing, stable human cell lines without need for antibiotic selection

29 Nov 2008

Rating: 3.00

A new method for generating high and stable protein expressing cell lines based on human amniocytes without the requirement of antibiotic selection.

Caltech engineers build mini drug-producing biofactories in yeast

29 Nov 2008

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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.

MSU to create genomic clearinghouse for biofuel crops

29 Nov 2008

Rating: 4.50

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.