Posts made in May, 2013

Transgenics: A new breed

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            The next wave of genetically modified crops is making its way to market — and might just ease concerns over ‘Frankenfoods’. By Daniel Cressey 01 May 2013   When the first genetically modified (GM) organisms were being developed for the farm, says Anastasia Bodnar, “we were promised rocket jet packs” — futuristic, ultra-nutritious crops that would bring exotic produce to the supermarket and help to feed a hungry world.Yet so far, she...

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Re-sensitizing Resistant Bacteria

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            Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Researchers use a protein-lipid complex found in human breast milk to increase the activity of otherwise-ineffective antibiotics against drug-resistant pathogens. By Dan Cossins | May 2, 2013 A protein-lipid complex that naturally occurs in human breast milk can increase the sensitivity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other drug-resistant strains to multiple classes of antibiotics in...

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PH third top Biotech earner

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              By Edd K. Usman Published: April 11, 2013 The Philippines is the third biggest earner among the world’s 28 countries that have adopted biotechnology (biotech) or genetically modified (GM) crops. In the country, when one speaks of GM crops, it is still only Bt corn, the yellow variety of maize. Still in trial stage in the Philippines and other countries is the so-called Golden Rice, designed to provide rice-eaters with more beta-carotene or...

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Toddler Gets Synthetic Windpipe

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            Hannah Warren and her parents   Doctors culture a custom-made trachea from plastic fibers and human cells, and successfully implant it into a child who was born without the organ. By Dan Cossins | May 1, 2013 Hannah Warren, a 2.5-year-old girl born without a windpipe, has received a bioengineered replacement made with her own stem cells, reported The New York Times. The operation, which was carried out on April 9 at the Children’s Hospital of...

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Clive James: The go-to source for biotechnology crop data

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            by Emily Waltz   There’s only one place to find comprehensive global data on biotech crops, and it’s not the United Nations’s Food and Agriculture Organization or the World Bank or any national agency. It’s a tiny not-for-profit called the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, or ISAAA. This group serves as the go-to source for everyone from government officials to journalists. Behind the data is one very...

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