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Nanotechnology expert awarded $10M grant

In nano on March 22, 2008 at 4:33 am

Nanotechnology researcher Ted Sargent Canada has been awarded a $10 million dollar grant from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia – an international graduate-level research university set to open in September 2009 He works on developing nanotechnology products that use the infrared rays of the sun.
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Contrasts: Craig Venter and NSABB on synthetic biology

In Uncategorized on March 15, 2008 at 4:25 am

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University of Groningen Forms Synthetic Biology Center

In Uncategorized on March 15, 2008 at 4:18 am

The key research areas of the CSB are as follows:

– cell factories for producing pharmaceuticals (including antibiotics) and important biological proteins
– systems for controlled drug delivery and new diagnostics
– materials (e.g. biosensors and biochips) based on biological components.

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Nanotech Exposed in Grocery Store Aisles

In Health on March 12, 2008 at 2:11 am

Report finds Miller Light, Cadbury and other brands have toxic risks

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Untested nanotechnology is being used in more than 100 food products, food packaging and contact materials currently on the shelf, without warning or new FDA testing, according to a report released today by Friends of the Earth.

The report, Out of the Laboratory and onto Our Plates: Nanotechnology in Food and Agriculture, found nanomaterials in popular products and packaging including Miller Light beer, Cadbury Chocolate packaging and ToddlerHealth, a nutritional drink powder for infants sold extensively at health food stores including WholeFoods.
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Nanobiotechnology Market Will Boom Between 2010 and 2015, Says New Report

In nano on March 9, 2008 at 11:56 pm

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Credit Suisse Launches Global Nanotechnology Index

In nano on March 9, 2008 at 11:55 pm

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Symposium on nanomedicine in Qatar

In Health, nano on March 9, 2008 at 11:47 pm

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NIOSH Updates Nano Planning Through 2012

In Health, nano on March 9, 2008 at 11:45 pm

NIOSH, the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health posted on its website an updated version of its strategic plan for reseach in nanotechnology through the year 2012.
The agency is accepting public comments on the document Research Strategic Plan for NIOSH Nanotechnology Research: Filling the Knowledge Gaps until June 1, 2008.
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SynBio 4.0

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2008 at 11:40 pm

The Fourth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology (SB4.0) will be held from 10-12 October 2008 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

The organization of the event is being led by the BioBricks Foundation in partnership with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the University of Hong Kong (HKU), and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

SB4.0 will be a significant meeting, building on the past successes of SB1.0 (MIT), 2.0 (UC Berkeley), and 3.0 (ETH Zurich).

UPDATE: Given all the early progress in synthetic biology, plus how much there is still to do, SB4.0 is going to be an amazing meeting. The organizers of the meeting can’t pretend that we understand everything that should be presented or discussed at the conference. Thus, we are asking for your help. If you would like to suggest a topic for discussion, or organize a breakout session, or can suggest whatever would work best for a particular idea, please join the discussion list and let us know.
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The Open Biohacking Project / Kit

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2008 at 11:38 pm

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Pursuing Synthetic Life, Dazzled by Reality NY Times

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2008 at 11:36 pm

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What can synthetic biology do for you?

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2008 at 11:33 pm

iGEM 2007 participants talk about the potential of synthetic biology at the 2007 Jamboree.
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OneWorld Health, Amyris Biotechnologies and sanofi-aventis Announce Development Agreement for Semisynthetic Artemisinin

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2008 at 11:31 pm

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Biologist Venter will be visiting scholar at Origins of Life Initiative Harvard University

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2008 at 11:30 pm

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Researchers Develop Method for Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Biomass at High Yields

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2008 at 11:27 pm

The synthetic metabolic pathway for conversion of polysaccharides and water to hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Click to enlarge.

Researchers at Virginia Tech, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL, The synthetic metabolic pathway for conversion of polysaccharides and water to hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Click to enlarge.

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Federal Toxics Reporting Statute Could be Applied to Production and Commercialization of Nanotechnology

In nano on March 1, 2008 at 12:18 am

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The Markets for Antimicrobial Additives in Plastics Worldwide 2007-2025 Development, Strategies, Markets, Companies, Trends, Nanotechnology

In nano on March 1, 2008 at 12:13 am

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University of Missouri scientist Kattesh Katti recently discovered how to make gold nanoparticles using gold salts, soybeans and water.

In nano on March 1, 2008 at 12:03 am

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