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Super Silk From Genetically Modified Silk Worms
2012-01-04 08:13:26

US researchers say they have created genetically modified (GM) silkworms that spin silk far stronger and more elastic than the normal silk produced by the critter. Scientists from University of Wyoming, who published their research in the PNAS journal, say their ultimate goal is to produce silk from worms that has the toughness of spider silk. Spider silk, weight-for-weight, is stronger than steel. The team say the silkworm silk has a whole range of biomedical applications, including uses...

2011-07-29 06:30:00

DETROIT, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM), which is traded as AXL on the NYSE, today reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2011. Second Quarter 2011 Results Second quarter 2011 sales of $686.2 million, up 23% from the second quarter of 2010 Non-GM sales in the quarter grew approximately 35% on a year-over-year basis to $182.7 million Gross profit of $130.5 million, or 19.0% of sales Operating income of $71.7...

2011-07-07 00:00:30

The European Parliament debate on the cultivation of GM crops highlights how difficult it is to give more power to the Member States to opt-out of planting products whilst preserving a workable science-based decision-making system at an EU level. EuropaBio supports the Barroso vision in which, after a comprehensive EU-level safety assessment, Member States should be free to choose to cultivate GM crops at their own pace. (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 The European Parliament debate on the...


Latest GM Reference Libraries

Oakland 1917
2014-02-25 10:56:53

The Oakland Motor Car Company manufactured the Oakland brand vehicle between 1907 and 1909 in Pontiac, Michigan. The founder of Oakland was Edward M. Murphy who sold half of the company to GM in January 1909. During the summer of 1909, Murphy died and GM acquired the remain rights to the Oakland brand. Originally the Oakland vehicles used a vertical two-cylinder engine but was replaced with the four-cylinder and sales increased to around 5,000 units per year. In 1916, the V-8 engine was...

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....

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