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Nanotechnologies Set to Shake Up and Shake Out Drug Delivery Market

In Health, nano on August 22, 2007 at 3:10 pm

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 21, 2007 – A new report from Cientifica Ltd., “The Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Market”, identifies who is positioned to be the “winners” and “losers” in the drug delivery market as new nanoparticles and nanostructured delivery techniques begin replacing existing polymer therapeutics that currently dominate the market.

The report, available at http://www.cientifica.com, projects that the total market for nanotechnology-enabled drug delivery will rise to $26 billion by 2012 from its current size of $3.39 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate of 37%.

But this is just the beginning; the market could steeply rise after 2012, reaching potentially $220 billion by 2015 for these nano-enabled compounds.
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NBICS and Climate Change

In nano on August 14, 2007 at 8:41 pm

my new column out

Microbial Fuel Cells

In nano on August 10, 2007 at 7:39 pm

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Making Deaf Ears Hear with Light

In Disabled People, Health on August 10, 2007 at 7:34 pm

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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
here

and all my columns are listed here

Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Leads World’s First Adult Stem Cell Study Using Patient’s Own Fat Tissue

In Health on July 31, 2007 at 1:44 pm

more here ocal heart patient gives her account of taking part in stem cell research i could not find it in montgomerynews but its here and a patient account

New molecular switch for genes

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Researchers have created a molecular switch that can reversibly turn any mammalian gene on or off and control its level of expression. The results, published this week in Cell, provide a new level of precision in studying genes involved in biological processes and diseases, the authors say.
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Copyright © 2007 Cell Press. All rights reserved.
Cell, Vol 130, 363-372, 27 July 2007
Resource
A Tunable Genetic Switch Based on RNAi and Repressor Proteins for Regulating Gene Expression in Mammalian Cells

Tara L. Deans,1 Charles R. Cantor,1 and James J. Collins1,
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Coming Soon: Protein Synthesis Without Amino Acids?

In Uncategorized on July 22, 2007 at 12:28 am

Citation: Huailin Sun, Metal-Catalyzed Copolymerization of Imines and CO: A Non-Amino Acid Route to Polypeptides, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2007, 46, No. 32, doi: 10.1002/anie.200700646
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New Proteomics Research Promises To Revolutionize Biomedical Discovery

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2007 at 4:13 am

n a research article that will be published in the July 20th issue of the journal Molecular Cell, a research team led by Dr. Benoit Coulombe from the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) describes a powerful proteomics approach that promises to have a profound impact on our current understanding of the human proteome and the function of its individual proteins.

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Nanobionics

In Disabled People, nano on July 17, 2007 at 3:12 am

from Nanowerk

Countdown to a synthetic lifeform

In nano on July 13, 2007 at 3:00 pm

According to George Church at Harvard Medical School in Boston, who has devised a complete blueprint for a synthetic cell, an investment of around $10 million would be enough to turn the “bottom-up” dream into reality. “Our approach doesn’t require any super new technology,” he says.
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Scientists Build Bacteria-Killing Organisms From Scratch

In Uncategorized on July 12, 2007 at 4:15 am

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my new column out: NBICS and the Convention on Biological diversity (CBD)

In Disabled People, Health, nano on June 30, 2007 at 5:37 pm

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a list of all columns can be found here

USA President’s Council on Bioethics Meeting, session on nanotechnology

In Health, nano on June 26, 2007 at 4:50 am

President’s Council on Bioethics Meeting, session on nanotechnology
When: Friday, June 29, 2007, 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m
Where: Hay-Adams Hotel, 16th & H Streets NW, Washington DC
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Nature stem cell news page

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2007 at 1:36 pm

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“SENSOrimotor structuring of Perception and Action for emergent Cognition”

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2007 at 6:33 pm

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“The SENSOPAC project will combine machine learning techniques and modelling of biological systems to develop a machine capable of abstracting cognitive notions from sensorimotor relationships during interactions with its environment, and of generalising this knowledge to novel situations.

Through active sensing and exploratory actions the machine will discover the sensorimotor relationships and consequently learn the intrinsic structure of its interactions with the world and unravel predictive and causal relationships. Together with action policy formulation and decision making, this will underlie the machine’s abilities to create abstractions, to suggest and test hypotheses, and develop self-awareness.

The project will demonstrate how a naïve system can bootstrap its cognitive development by constructing generalization and discovering abstractions with which it can conceptualize its environment and its own self. The continuous developmental approach will combine self-supervised and reinforcement learning with motivational drives to form a truly autonomous artificial system.

Throughout the project, continuous interactions between experimentalists, theoreticians, engineers and roboticists will take place in order to coordinate the most rigorous development and testing of a complete artificial cognitive system.”
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Another of my biweekly columns out

In Disabled People on June 1, 2007 at 12:57 pm

New column here
The column is now published by two sources: Innovationwatch.com (every 15th of a month) and Healthwrights (every 30th of a month)

Scientists close in on “cyborg-like” memory chips

In nano on May 31, 2007 at 12:00 am

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 16:15

Tel Aviv (Israel) – Two scientists from the Tel-Aviv University have
shown that information can be stored in live neurons. The research
results provide a new way to help understand how our brain learns and
store information, but also indicate that a “cyborg-like integration of
living material into memory chips” could become a reality in the
foreseeable future.
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Converging Cognitive Enhancements

In nano on May 30, 2007 at 11:58 pm

Nick Bostrom and Anders Sandberg have another paper out: Converging Cognitive Enhancements, Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1093: 201–227 (2006). It is part of a NY annals volume titled Progress in Convergence: Technologies for Human Wellbeing edited by William Sims Bainbridge and Mihail C. Roco.
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Gene Therapy status

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2007 at 3:13 am

according to figures published by the Journal of Gene Medicine in January 2007, there are 1,260 gene therapy clinical trials in progress. Of these, 27 have reached Phase III and 13 Phase II/III, showing that a number of products are edging close to market.
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