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Bacteria Batteries
2013-07-17 12:48:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Students at Germany's University of Bielefeld are using the bacteria Escherichia coli to help construct a bio-battery. Ten students have been spending their free time in the laboratory in order to construct the bio-battery as their entry into this year's international Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) at MIT. The team is using the bacteria to convert glucose into energy. "There is an ever-increasing demand for...

Bielefeld Students In The Top ‘Sweet Sixteen’ In Boston
2012-11-07 12:31:06

Bielefeld University Bielefeld students on a par with teams from international elite universities Months of painstaking work in the laboratory at Bielefeld University℠s Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) have paid off: the 15 students participating in this year´s ℠international Genetically Engineered Machine competition´ (iGEM) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have good reason to celebrate. The goal of their project was to develop a biological...

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2012-09-07 19:39:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For children under five years old, diarrheal disease is the second largest cause of death.  This disease kills as many as 1.5 million children globally every year according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  These horrifying statistics led a group of undergraduate students from Arizona State University to develop a low cost biosensor — a simple device that would detect contaminated water. The device design...

2012-07-13 23:02:29

The AuRACLE AGT-2 is the breakthrough that´s about to revolutionize the way that people test their gold, and its now available for pre-order at iGem. (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 A wise buyer would not instantly believe Gemoro in their claim that the AGT 2 is the most “advanced gold tester on the market today.” However, upon closer examination of the tester, this praise seems very well deserved. Perhaps the most immediate detail that catches a user´s eye would be the fact...

2012-06-25 23:23:14

Bielefeld University students participating in MIT competition A biological filter to remove estrogens from waste water and drinking water -- 15 Bielefeld students submitting this project to the 'international Genetically Engineered Machine competition' (iGEM) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA are setting their sights high. They are persuading internationally active companies and associations in the biotechnology and chemistry sector to contribute several...

Image 1 - Students Coax Yeast Cells To Add Vitamins To Bread
2011-10-26 03:20:11

[ Watch the Video ] Any way you slice it, bread that contains critical nutrients could help combat severe malnutrition in impoverished regions. That is the goal of a group of Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students who are using synthetic biology to enhance common yeast so that it yields beta carotene, the orange substance that gives carrots their color. When it´s eaten, beta-carotene turns into vitamin A. The students´ project is the university´s entry in iGEM,...

2011-03-21 16:45:52

Rigorous bioinformatic analysis of the strengths, limitations published in Nature Biotechnology A software package designed to minimize the potential risks of synthetic biology for the nation's defense and security is now available to the gene synthesis industry and synthetic biology community in an open-source format. Virginia Tech has licensed GenoTHREAT, a software tool that helps detect the use of synthetic DNA as bioterrorism agents. Developed as an open-source project by a team led by...

2011-01-16 00:23:26

As the New Year comes around, iGem Instruments brings in with it a new tool for the jewelry industry. Through an agreement with Presidium Instruments, one of the most well-known names in the field, iGem Corporation will exclusively offer the Presidium Refractive Index Meter (PRIM). East Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) January 14, 2011 As the New Year comes around, iGem Instruments brings in with it a new tool for the jewelry industry. Through an agreement with Presidium Instruments, one of the most...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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