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In Switzerland, researchers at ETH Zurich’s Institute of Agricultural Sciences created a first in biochemistry – they produced starch from yeast in a non-plant...

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In Florida, researchers from The Scripps Research Institute Florida campus studied fruit flies behavior to figure out why we get that sleepy feeling after...

Sparing Horses By Creating Diphtheria Antitoxins in a Lab

In the United Kingdom, PETA International Science Consortium is giving about $142,000 to the Institute of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics at the Technische Universität...

NIH Awards $5.4 Million to Three Colorado State University Genetics Researchers

In Colorado, three researchers from Colorado State University received the National Institute of General Medicinal Sciences “Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award” to take on solutions...

Dude creates surfing gear out of cyanobacteria, eyes shoe market

In California, surfer-turned-entrepreneur Rob Falken is looking to make shoes from harmful algae called cyanobacteria. Falken’s company, Bloom, uses a mobile harvester to gather the...

Eucalyptus pulp maker invests in cellulose nanocrystals

In Montreal, Brazilian eucalyptus pulp maker Fibria has invested CAD$5.3 million in Canadian cellulose nanocrystals company CelluForce and  gained exclusive distribution rights to the...

Evonik adds biomaterials capacity, medical device lab in Alabama

In Alabama, Evonik will add capacity to produce bioresorbable polymers for use in medical devices and controlled-release formulations for parenteral drug delivery. The expansion includes...

Biomaterials to Help Kidney Disease Patients with Dialysis

In Washington, a new Center for Dialysis Innovation has opened at The University of Washington and the Kidney Research Institute. The center will be...

United Airlines, UPS and others Join Below50 Sustainable Fuels Campaign

In Switzerland, World Business Council for Sustainable Development announced that five new companies have joined their sustainable fuel initiative called below50. The companies include...

Marijuana Medicine Expansion: Cannabis Science Builds 33,000 Greenhouse

In California, Cannabis Science, Inc. announced it has started to build out its 33,000 greenhouse in Douglas County, Nevada. Cannabis Science focuses on the...

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