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Artificial life or plain genetic engineering? – Times of India

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The HinduArtificial life or plain genetic engineering?Times of IndiaThis can at best be called a massive bit of genetic engineering,” he told TOI over telephone from Hyderabad. Dr Bhargava’s contention was simple: “A cell …Venter Takes Genetic Engineering to ‘Extreme New Level’Common Dreams (press release)Creation of genes in lab raises hopes, concernsSan Francisco ChronicleSynthetic cell […]

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Biotech tax credit appears perfectly designed for cell therapy companies to recoup research dollars spent in 2009-10

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Stewart Lyman of Lyman BioPharma Consulting posted a great article in today’s Xconomy summarizing some key points and links to more information about the rules governing the Therapeutic Discovery Project Credit which have now been released by the US Treasury Department. Today, a detailed fact sheet was released about the tax credit program and it […]

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James Franco: ‘Rise of the Apes’ This Summer! – Just Jared (blog)

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E! Online (blog)James Franco: ‘Rise of the Apes’ This Summer!Just Jared (blog)The 32-year-old actor will begin shooting this July in the story of what happens when genetic engineering leads to ape intelligence so great that they …Criminally underexposed James Franco to star in Planet Of The Apes prequelA.V. ClubJames Franco to Star in ‘Planet of […]

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Venter Takes Genetic Engineering to ‘Extreme New Level’ – Common Dreams (press release)

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ReutersVenter Takes Genetic Engineering to ‘Extreme New Level’Common Dreams (press release)”Craig Venter’s lab has taken genetic engineering to an extreme new level. These new synthetic chromosomes mimic billions of years of evolution. …Creation of genes in lab raises hopes, concernsSan Francisco ChronicleA step toward artificial life; man-made DNA powers cellSeattle TimesScientists Create Synthetic OrganismWall Street […]

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An evolving concept of CSC in tumor biology

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An evolving concept of cancer stem cells in tumor biology: a lecture (34:38 min) by Jeremy N Rich. Webcast of the initial presentation at an Educational Session on Cancer Stem Cells and Treatment Resistance, AACR 101st Annual Meeting, April 17, 2010. [FriendFeed entry].Comment: Dr. Rich’s research has a primary emphasis on Glioma Cancer Stem Cell […]

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James Franco: From Soap Star to Apes Man? – E! Online (blog)

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Digital SpyJames Franco: From Soap Star to Apes Man?E! Online (blog)Set in the present, Rise of the Apes adds genetic engineering to the familiar tale about apes who get smart and revolt against the human race. …James Franco To Star In ‘Planet Of The Apes’ PrequelMTV.comPLANET OF THE APES prequel set to roll with James […]

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Aspirin May Increase Risk of Crohn’s Disease

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Aspirin May Increase Risk of Crohn’s Disease(HealthDay News) — A new British study finds that people who take aspirin every day have a higher risk of developing Crohn’s disease, a potentially devastating digestive illness.But it’s still not very likely that aspirin users will develop the condition, and the study’s lead author said patients should keep […]

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Fall River casino faces long odds – Cape Cod Times

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Boston Globe (blog)Fall River casino faces long oddsCape Cod TimesFour city councilors have signed a resolution saying Fall River should reject the casino and stick with the biotechnology park already approved for the site …City offers Umass Dartmouth alternate BioPark sitesWicked Local SwanseaState gets tough on tribal casinoBoston GlobeCahill slams gov, backs Fall River casino […]

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Biotechnology investment fund set up by Qld Government – ABC Online

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BigPond NewsBiotechnology investment fund set up by Qld GovernmentABC OnlineMs Bligh says it will fund the development of biotechnology ideas. (ABC TV News – file image) The Queensland Government has set up a …Biotech fund worth $250m set up in QldSydney Morning HeraldYou are here: Home»Business News Reports»Australian-first: $250m biotech fund …Businesses.com.auall 83 news articles »

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Icahn more than doubles Genzyme stake – Reuters

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All Things Digital (blog)Icahn more than doubles Genzyme stakeReutersBOSTON (Reuters) – Carl Icahn has more than doubled his stake in biotechnology giant Genzyme Corp (GENZ.O), where he is trying to get a board seat, …Icahn Boosts Stake In Genzyme, Motorola; Trims Yahoo Stake; Sells Entire …Daily MarketsIcahn More Than Doubled Genzyme Stake In 1Q; Buys […]

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International Stem Cell Corporation and The Automation Partnership Enter into Strategic Alliance to Automate Cornea Tissue Production

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OCEANSIDE, CA – May 18, 2010 – International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO.OB), http://www.intlstemcell.com, announced today that it had entered into a strategic alliance with The Automation Partnership (TAP), http://www.automationpartnership.com, to automate and scale up the production of stem cell-derived human corneal tissue. The alliance has been formed to create instrumentation for ISCO and its partners […]

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Biogen Idec, Roche To Stop Ocrelizumab’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Trial – Update – RTT News

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Earthtimes (press release)Biogen Idec, Roche To Stop Ocrelizumab’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Trial – UpdateRTT News(RTTNews) – Biotechnology company Biogen Idec Inc. (BIIB: News ) and its Swiss peer Roche Holding AG (RHHBY.PK: News ) Wednesday stated that they decided to …Roche, Biogen end arthritis drug developmentReutersall 26 news articles »

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Pfizer set to cut 300 jobs in Andover – Boston Globe

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Washington PostPfizer set to cut 300 jobs in AndoverBoston GlobeBiopharmaceutical companies often move to condense operations in the aftermath of acquisitions to generate higher profits, said veteran biotechnology …A Glance at Pfizer’s restructuringThe Associated PressPfizer eyes 300 Mass. job cuts as part of Wyeth dealBoston Business JournalPfizer Global Manufacturing Announces Plans to Reconfigure Its Global […]

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Astellas secures acquisition of OSI Pharma, raising its offer to $4 billion – The Pharma Letter

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RTT NewsAstellas secures acquisition of OSI Pharma, raising its offer to $4 billionThe Pharma LetterJapanese drug major Astellas Pharma late Sunday night said it has finally reached agreement to acquire the US biotechnology firm OSI Pharmaceuticals, …Tokyo drugmaker buying OSI of Melville for $4BNewsday (subscription)Astellas Pharma to buy OSI Pharma for $4 billionInternational Business TimesUS […]

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US Patent: Isolation and use of solid tumor stem cells

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Isolation and use of solid tumor stem cells, United States Patent 7,713,710. [FreePatentsOnline][PatentStorm].Publication Date: May 11, 2010.Inventors: Clarke; Michael F. (Ann Arbor, MI), Morrison; Sean J. (Ann Arbor, MI), Wicha; Max S. (Ann Arbor, MI), Al-Hajj; Muhammad (Ann Arbor, MI).Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) .Appl. No.: 11/753,191Filed: May 24, […]

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Casino pitched for Fall River – Boston Globe

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Boston GlobeCasino pitched for Fall RiverBoston GlobeSeveral state legislators said Fall River should take more time considering whether to shelve the biotechnology park in favor of the casino plan. …Fall River hits jackpotBoston HeraldWampanoags would build casino in Fall RiverBoston GlobeIndian tribe eyes casino in Fall RiverProvidence Eyewitness Newsall 46 news articles »

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Generic drug a potential treatment for glioblastoma?

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DCA research on brain cancer, EurekAlert, May 12, 2010. [FriendFeed entry]. Excerpt: “… the orphan generic drug Dichloroacetate (DCA) may hold promise as potential therapy for … a form of brain cancer called glioblastoma“. Another excerpt: By extracting glioblastomas from 49 patients over a period of 2 years and studying them within minutes of removal […]

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Preventing Heart Disease

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Preventing Heart DiseaseHeart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Like most illness, it is strongly related to diet andlifestyle and is highly preventable. Everybody knows that cholesterol is related to heart disease, but the connection is complex. While highcholesterol increases heart disease risk in younger people, many people who die from […]

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GEAC to consult experts – Indian Express

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RediffGEAC to consult expertsIndian Express… the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee on Wednesday decided to consult an independent set of experts on how best to address the concerns raised by …Ban on Bt brinjal not ending soonBusiness StandardBt brinjal is back on the regulator’s plateHindustan TimesGroup of scientists to look into GM safety standardsPress Trust of […]

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Schizophrenia shares genetic links with autism, genome study shows

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Schizophrenia involves some of the same genetic variations as autism and attention deficit disorders, a new whole-genome analysis study has confirmed. [More]

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