Bacteria Make More Electricity

Bacteria Make More Electricity Researchers from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have identified a microorganism that is particularly good at converting sugars to electricity under natural conditions.


Geneticists hunt control patterns

Geneticists hunt control patterns The Human Epigenome Project will look for patterns in our ‘life code’ that are associated with gene regulation but are also implicated in causing disease. Researchers at Epigenomics AG in Berlin and the Sanger Institute in Cambridge will take part in the five-year study.


Faster Entry Sought for Generics

Faster Entry Sought for Generics Despite efforts to speed up approval of generic drugs, Americans still spend billions extra for prescriptions because of delays engineered by brand-name pharmaceutical companies. Pending legislation could help.


Biotech IPO Pipeline Fills Up

Biotech IPO Pipeline Fills Up With the biotech sector surging this year, private companies in the field see a chance to pull in some cash. But follow some key steps before buying.


Financing On Target For A Stellar Year

Financing On Target For A Stellar Year It’s beginning to look a lot like 2001 – or better. In the first nine months of 2003, biotech companies raised nearly $11.8 billion in new funds (excluding revenues and payments from corporate partners), putting the sector on track for at least equaling – if not topping -the […]


Affymetrix sells new gene chip / Chip represents full human genome

Affymetrix sells new gene chip / Chip represents full human genome Affymetrix Inc. of Santa Clara won the race Thursday to market a single gene chip packed with fragments from each of the 35,000 known genes that make up the human genome. But two other Bay area companies, Agilent Technologies of Palo Alto and Applied […]


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