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How Well Do "Natural" Bed Bug Pesticides Work?
2014-10-13 03:05:10

Provided by Entomology Today Concerns over human-insecticide exposure has stimulated the development of alternative bed bug control materials, and many essential oil-based pesticides and detergent insecticides have been developed in recent years. But how well do they work? To find out, researchers from Rutgers University evaluated the efficacy of nine essential oil-based products and two detergents that are labeled and marketed for bed bug control. The results are published in an article...

2014-10-13 08:27:37

DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Regenerative Medicines Market (Technology, Application and Geography) - Size, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Regenerative medicines have the unique ability to repair, replace and regenerate tissues and organs,...

The doctor takes from the child blood.
2014-10-11 05:53:20

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the October 9 edition of the journal Cell report they have for the first time successfully converted human embryonic stem cells into insulin-producing beta cells equivalent in nearly every way to regular, normally-functioning beta cells. The discovery, which was the work of a team led by Douglas Melton of the Harvard University Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and the Howard Hughes Medical...

2014-10-10 23:04:38

DMG Productions explores the latest breakthroughs in biotechnology. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 CytoTest announced that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr., airing via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. This episode of Innovations will explore CytoTest, a young and dynamic biotechnology company providing high quality, innovative, and affordable molecular cytogenetics products and services for research and diagnosis of cancer...

2014-10-10 23:03:02

Responding to parents' desire for healthy, non-GMO snacks for their children, Kabrita is proud to announce it is has achieved Non-GMO Project Verification for its Goat Milk Yogurt and Fruit, in handy on-the-go pouches. (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 According to a recent Consumer Reports study, more than 70% of Americans say they don’t want genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their food – but over 80% of processed foods contain them. Kabrita is proud to offer parents America's...

2014-10-10 12:24:31

Microbial Robotics adds innovation portfolio access to industrial and therapeutic microbiology applications with its strategic partnership with Spain-based Bacmine SL CINCINNATI and MADRID, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterial Robotics, a biotechnology firm developing enhanced bacteria (BactoBots(TM)) and viruses (ViruBots(TM)), announces its strategic alliance with Spain-based Bacmine SL. In line with its access to new and novel organisms and synthetic biology technologies, the...

2014-10-09 12:20:33

BAY POINT, Calif., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henkel has developed and brought to market Loctite Benzoxazine (BZ) composites family that includes prepregs, infusion resins, film adhesives and tooling materials. Developed specifically for the aerospace industry, Henkel's Loctite BZ offers a comprehensive solution over commonly used epoxies, phenolics and BMIs, in areas including product performance, storage, processing and health and safety....

2014-10-09 08:28:44

NSI-566 to be Tested in Four Patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the first patient was treated last week in the Phase I trial testing NSI-566 human neural stem cells in the treatment of chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI) at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. The patient has been discharged from the hospital. The NSI-566/cSCI Phase I trial will treat four patients who have thoracic spinal...

2014-10-08 23:07:15

Being one of the most widely-used applications of glycomics, drug discovery and development was one of the largest application segments of the global glycomics market in 2014. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/glycobiology-market-132685525.html (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 The “Glycobiology / Glycomics Market by Product [Enzymes (Glycosyltransferase, Neuraminidase, Glycosidase), Instruments (HPLC, Mass Spectrometry, MALDI-TOF), Kits, and Reagents], Application (Immunology,...

2014-10-08 12:29:34

BOULDER, Colo. and BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BiOptix, while participating in the 12(th) Annual Discovery on Target Symposia, formally announced its fall 2014 scientific symposia and event schedule. The ambitious schedule includes participation in and presentation of BiOptix data and instrument capabilities at five events which will highlight the BiOptix 404pi as well as recent data and publications generated by the innovative BiOptix Surface Plasmon Resonance platform. BiOptix...


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GloFish
2013-10-03 10:12:03

The GloFish is a patented and trademarked brand of genetically modified fluorescent fish. Various GloFish are currently on the market. Zebrafish were the first GloFish that were available within pet stores and are now sold in bright green, red, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. Recently, Electric Green, Sunburst Orange, and Moonrise Pink colored tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) and Electric Green tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) have been incorporated to the lineup. Although not...

Flavr Savr
2013-10-03 09:43:32

Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for food, and its evolution has been influenced by human intervention since the dawn of agriculture....

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
2012-06-04 19:33:04

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry is a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 1979 under the title Journal of Applied Biochemistry and published by Academic Press. It assumed its present title in 1986 and publication was taken over by Portland Press in 1993. It is now published bimonthly by Wiley-Blackwell (since 2011). It is the official journal of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The journal publishes scholarly Articles and Reviews relating to...

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