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13:13 EDT 30th July 2014 | BioPortfolio

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Wednesday 30th July 2014

Germany appoints new head of BfArM from within the ranks

Professor Karl Broich is to take over as chair of the German medicines regulator BfArM effective 6 August. Professor Broich, who is currently vice-chair of the agency, succeeds Professor Walter Schwerdtfeger, who is retiring at the end of July.

Anika Therapeutics Announces U.S. Commercialization Partnership for Hyalomatrix® with Wound Care Leader Medline Industries, Inc.

Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIK) today announced that it has entered into a new agreement with Medline Industries, Inc. to commercialize the Company’s advanced

Groundbreaking New Ingredient: EstroG-100, the Only Product on the Market to Give Women Quick Relief from Menopausal Symptoms

EstroG-100 works 6x faster than other herbal remedies, without the side effects of hormone replacement therapy. Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Botanical supplement EstroG-100 is changing the lives of menopausal women—and, most importantly, it’s changing their lives quickly. FDA-validated EstroG-100 has a significant impact on hot flashes and night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia, nervou...

Sierra Dental Releases New Website For Fort Lauderdale Residents

Sierra Dental of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has released a new website for local residents providing ample information for new patients. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Everyone knows that the internet is the absolute center of information and communication for basically everyone. Whether people are looking for something to buy, trying to reconnect with friends, or searching for something like...

Video: Journey of a Gene

University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department of Agriculture developed a video project titled Journey of a Gene which is featured in the Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary. The videos were developed to provide consumers with a detailed learning resource on genetic engineering. The Journey of a Gene project breaks down the process of genetic engi...

New ISAAA Pocket K: Biotechnology in Ornamental Plants

ISAAA releases a new Pocket K, Biotechnology in Ornamental Plants. It includes the different types of ornamental plants, the different uses of biotechnology in ornamental horticulture, and the major genetically modified ornamentals. Pocket Ks are Pockets of Knowledge, packaged information on crop biotechnology products and related issues available ...

6th World Congress on Biotechnology

What: 6th World Congress on Biotechnology When: November 30-December 2, 2015Where: HICC-Hyderabad, India For more details, visit http://www.biotechnologycongress.com/....

BRAT1 Deficiency Leads to Mitochondrial Malfunction

BRAT1 (BRCA1-associated ATM activator 1) is involved with DNA damage responses in humans. However, based on previous studies, BRAT1 may also be involved in cell growth and apoptosis, implying its other functions. Toru Ouchi and Eui Young So from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York now search for unknown functions of BRAT1.Different human canc...

Scientists Develop New Technique to Reprogram Stem Cells

Researchers have developed a new technique in reprogramming cells. The new method is based on exposure to environmental stimuli, including mechanical stress or a low pH.Previous studies have shown that certain environmental conditions can reprogram plant cells, but animal cells have been more inflexible. Haruko Obokata at the RIKEN Center for Devel...

Fighting Malaria Thru Genetic Engineering

In articles published in Science and eLife, scientists and policy experts propose fighting malaria using genetic engineering. A new technology for editing DNA known as Crispr may allow scientists to render the insects resistant to the malaria parasite or it might be possible to engineer infertility into mosquito DNA, thus decreasing their populatio...

Seedcake Extract from GM Flax Has Broad Spectrum Antibacterial Activity

The antibiotic resistance of pathogenic microorganisms is a worldwide problem. To solve this, new antibiotics are needed. Magdalena Zuk and researchers from the Wroclaw University in Poland now study the potential of genetically modified flax in producing antibiotics.Transgenic flax plants produce compounds with potential antimicrobial activity. An...

Scientists Develop GE Grapevine Plants with Fungal Tolerance

Gray mold and powdery mildew diseases are among the most devastating problems of grapevine growers. Thus, scientist Julia Rubio of Universidad de Chile and colleagues developed fungi tolerant lines using two endochitinase (ech42 and ech33) genes and one N-acetyl-β-d-hexosaminidase (nag70) gene from biocontrol agents related to Trichoderma spp....

Paterson Expresses Pride in Biotech Advocacy

Former Defra Secretary, Owen Paterson, expressed his pride in promoting GM technology in his article published at The Telegraph. He mentioned his experiences in facing anti-biotech groups and said that he just kept in his mind that those were not the people he was elected to serve. He focused his tasks on improving the environment and the rural eco...

Clavamox Suitable as Antibiotic for Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of the Chrysanthemum ‘Vivid Scarlet'

Genetic transformation requires suitable antibiotics for regeneration of transformed tissues. A study conducted by Kyungpook National University led by Chang Kil Kim, examined the effects of antibiotics carbenicillin, cefotaxime, and Clavamox on in vitro plant regeneration of Chrysanthemum morifolium ‘Vivid Scarlet'.Shoot induction and the number o...

Philippine Senator Supports Research on Healthier Crops

The International Rice Research Institute held a forum and exhibit on July 23, 2014 to celebrate the Philippine Nutrition Month. Philippine Senator Cynthia Villar, head of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food was the guest speaker in the forum. She acknowledged the efforts of scientists in developing healthier rice and vegetables to combat ...

NAS Makes a Science-based Look at GE Crops

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the United States will be conducting a science-based study on genetically engineered crops to be carried out by an ad hoc committee who will review available information on GE crops in the context of contemporary global food and agricultural system. The study will examine the history of the development and intr...

Experts Estimate Major Slowdown in Global Crop Yields Because of Climate Change

New research finds that the world faces a small but substantial increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop yields because of climate change. Authors David Lobell of Stanford University and Claudia Tebaldi from the National Center for Atmospheric Research say that the odds of a major production slowdown...

Biotechnology in Africa – Emergence, Initiatives and Future

The newly published book Biotechnology in Africa: Emergence, Initiatives and Future contains the summary of biotechnology status in Africa with stress on the importance of political will in solving food and nutritional security in Africa. The book was edited by Florence Wambugu and Daniel Kamanga of Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation.The book offer...

International Team Decodes African Rice Genome

An international team of researchers has sequenced the complete genome of African rice Oryza glaberrima. This new development will enable scientists to develop new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stresses to help solve global hunger challenges. The research effort was led by Rod Wing, director of the Genomi...

Rhode Island Medical Imaging Announces Partnership with Free to Breathe

Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) recently committed to being a Presenting Sponsor at the Free to Breathe Run/Walk this fall. Pawtucket, Rhode Island (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) recently committed to being a Presenting Sponsor at the Free to Breathe Run/Walk on October 19th at Slater Park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Free to Breathe is a non-profit organization dedi...

Mark Baker replies to Daghni Rajasingam and Kate Harding

Daghni Rajasingam and Kate Harding made several errors in their editorial on the draft guideline on intrapartum care recently released for consultation by the National Institute for Health and Care...

HIV testing is needed in mental health settings

Rayment and colleagues recommend that HIV screening be considered for everyone registering in general practice and “all general medical admissions” in areas where prevalence is >2 per 1000.1 However,...

UPDATE 3-Care center closures boost Amedisys profit, shares jump

* 2nd-qtr adjusted net income attributable to company rises to $8 mln

Sage Adds Population Management Tool to Help Providers Improve Care, Lower Costs

MEDSEEK Navigate technology aggregates, stratifies patient data to develop effective plans Sage Technologies Co., an independent, trusted expert in ACO implementation, is partnering with MEDSEEK, a patient engagement platform developer, to offer a new comprehensive care management solution, Navigate. The technology enhances Sage’s ability to help...

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Statement on Introduction of SWEET Act

Penny, a teaspoon tax on the sugar added to beverages, is a reasonable and needed approach to encourage beverage manufacturers to offer healthier choices for consumers and support prevention efforts Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 “Today, we have said ¡Basta! (enough) to the unhealthy onslaught of sugary drinks that are being promoted to our children and our families. The SWEET Act is...


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