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European Conference on Synthetic Biology (ECSB):

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2007 at 12:36 am

Design, Programming and Optimisation of Biological Systems
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Danger Room Whats next in National Security

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2007 at 1:22 am

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Newest column of mine NBICS, Cultural Identity and Diversity, and the CBD

In Disabled People, nano on August 5, 2007 at 4:31 pm

NBICS, Cultural Identity and Diversity, and the CBD
this is the second part on the convention on biological diversity CBD
first one is

and all my columns are listed here

Removing bad memory?

In Health on August 5, 2007 at 12:47 am

Brunet A, Orr SP, Tremblay J, Robertson K, Nader K, Pitman RK.
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Abstract Effect of post-retrieval propranolol on psychophysiologic responding during subsequent script-driven traumatic imagery in post-traumatic stress disorder.
J Psychiatr Res. 2007 Jun 21; [Epub ahead of print] more here
and more here and more here
and and an article qestioning the claim here

New recipe for sustainability: stem-cell burgers

In Stem Cell on August 3, 2007 at 10:46 pm

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Robotic flies are future spies

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2007 at 4:35 pm

Robotic Insect Takes Off

Making Gasoline from Bacteria

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2007 at 3:05 pm

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The biofuel of the future could well be gasoline. That’s the hope of one biotech startup that on Monday described for the first time how it is coaxing bacteria into producing hydrocarbons that could be processed into fuels like those made from petroleum.

LS9, a company based in San Carlos, CA, and founded by geneticist George Church, of Harvard Medical School, and plant biologist Chris Somerville, of Stanford University, had previously said that it was working on what it calls “renewable petroleum.” But at a Society for Industrial Microbiology conference on Monday, the company began speaking more openly about what it has accomplished: it has genetically engineered various bacteria, including E. coli, to custom-produce hydrocarbon chains.

Nanotechnology Legislation Introduced

In nano on August 1, 2007 at 3:01 pm

Today, Mike Honda (D-San Jose) introduced HR 3235, the Nanotechnology Advancement and New Opportunities (NANO) Act, comprehensive legislation for nanotech development in the US.
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