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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...

Library of Genetic Circuits Developed For Scientific Functions
2012-08-03 13:24:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For about a dozen years, synthetic biologists have been working on designing genetic circuits to perform novel functions such as manufacturing new drugs, producing fuel or even programming the suicide of cancer cells. Many factors have to be controlled for this dream to become a reality. Scientists have to gain control over complex genetic and cellular components, including genes and the regulatory proteins, called transcription...

2012-07-16 14:06:15

Some progress being made Federal agencies have started taking steps to address the recommendations in a 2010 report from the presidential bioethics commission to improve the governance of synthetic biology research and development, though the government has not fully addressed any of the report recommendations, according to a scorecard tracking the efforts. The Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars launched the web-based Synthetic Biology...

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...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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