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Bacteria, Enzymes, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bioremediation

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Opening Ceremonies, Research, Molecular Biology, Vienna, Vienna Biocenter

New IMP Building: International Research Center Opens in Vienna

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The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) opens its new building: IMP sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim has constructed a new flagship for the Vienna Biocenter, the Life Science cluster in Vienna, with an investment of 52 million euros. Representatives from politics, industry and science celebrated the opening.

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Biology, Evolution, Genetics

Genetics Society of America Honors Richard Lewontin with 2017 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

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The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Richard C. Lewontin, PhD is the 2017 recipient of the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime achievement in the field of genetics. This award recognizes Lewontin’s extensive impact on our understanding of evolution, a broad and deep influence that has shaped the field. An unprecedented 160 distinguished biologists co-signed a letter of support to nominate Lewontin for the Morgan Medal. Lewontin is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Emeritus and a Professor of Biology Emeritus in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.

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Drug Trial for Solid Cancer Tumors, Lynch Syndrome Awareness, Side Effects for Prostate Cancer Treatments, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Chemists ID Catalytic 'Key' for Converting CO2 to Methanol

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Results from experiments and computational modeling studies that definitively identify the "active site" of a catalyst commonly used for making methanol from CO2 will guide the design of improved catalysts for transforming this pollutant to useful chemicals.

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Cryo-Electron Microscopy Achieves Unprecedented Resolution Using New Computational Methods

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Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)—which enables the visualization of viruses, proteins, and other biological structures at the molecular level—is a critical tool used to advance biochemical knowledge. Now Berkeley Lab researchers have extended cryo-EM’s impact further by developing a new computational algorithm instrumental in constructing a 3-D atomic-scale model of bacteriophage P22 for the first time.

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Georgetown Global Health Center Receives $3.5M Grant for Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness

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The Open Philanthropy Project has awarded a $3.5 million grant to the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center to support research focused on improving U.S. and international biosecurity and pandemic preparedness policy.

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Biology, Regenerative Medicine, regenerative biology

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multiple sclerosis, Neurodegenative Disease, Neurodegeneration, Research, Experimental Treatment, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Developmental Cell, Children, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Institutes For Health

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Energy, Battery, Fuel Cells, Bacteria, bacteria fuel cells, Binghamton, Binghamton University, SUNY Binghamton, State University of New York at Binghamton, Microbial, Microbial Fuel Cells, self-sustaining cell, Power, Electrical Engineering, bioelectricity, Technology, phototrophic bacteria, Power Generation, Electricity, battery design, power sources, Clean E

Researchers Create Self-Sustaining Bacteria-Fueled Power Cell

Instead of oil, coal, or even solar energy, self-sustaining bacterial fuel cells may power the future. Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first micro-scale self-sustaining cell, which generated power for 13 straight days through symbiotic interactions of two types of bacteria.







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