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National Institiutes Of Health, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, Cobre, Biomedical, Bioengineering

UNH Receives NIH Grant to Advance Its Biomedical Research to the Bedside

The University of New Hampshire has been awarded a five-year, $10 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to accelerate the translation of its basic biomedical and bioengineering research into clinical and commercialization opportunities leading to improved diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

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Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Biofuels, biochemical genetics

With Extra Sugar, Leaves Get Fat Too

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Eat too much without exercising and you'll probably put on a few pounds. As it turns out, plant leaves do something similar. In a new study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists show that retaining sugars in plant leaves can make them get fat too. In plants, this extra fat accumulation could be a good thing.

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Bio Fuels, wood pellet, Energy, Biomass fuels, coal

Biomass-Produced Electricity in the US Possible, but It’ll Cost

If the U.S. wants to start using wood pellets to produce energy, either the government or power customers will have to pay an extra cost, a new University of Georgia study has found.

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Biofuel, Biomass, Energy, Seaweed, macroalgae, kelp

Seaweed-Fueled Cars? Maybe One Day, with Help of New Tech

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New technologies are being developed to grow seaweed in the open ocean so it can be converted into biofuel with support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, also known as ARPA-E.

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Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Diabetics, Sensor, Exercise, Fitness, Glucose, Blood Glucose, Glucose Levels, blood glucose testing, Wearable, Patch, self-powered electronics, Electronics, Health Monitoring, Biosensor, human sweat, Sweat, paper-based, skin, Energy, glucose sensing, exercise-induced hypoglycemia, Diabetes Management, Binghamton, Binghamton University, SUNY

New Self-Powered Paper Patch Could Help Diabetics Measure Glucose During Exercise

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A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise.

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University of Vienna, Nature Biotechnology, Cereal, heat and drought, Pearl millet, Genome Sequence, extreme environments, Wolfram Weckwerth, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), C4 plant, Africa, Asia, Harvest

A Cereal Survives Heat and Drought

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An international consortium under the lead of the non-profit organization "International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics" (ICRISAT) and participation of a research team around the system biologist Wolfram Weckwerth has published the genome sequence of Pearl millet, a drought resistant crop plant most important in aride regions in Africa and Asia. This so-called C4 plant is especially important to small and medium farmers who grow the plant without larger irrigation. Pearl millet delivers a good harvest index under drought and heat conditions when rice, maize or wheat already have no grains anymore.

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Skin Patch Dissolves “Love Handles” in Mice

Researchers have developed a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body’s metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat and treat metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes.

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Biological and Environmental Research, biological and environmental sciences, Joint Genome Institute, Nature Genetics, Fungi, Fungus, genes, Gene, Gene Expression, Gene Expression and Regulation, adenine, Genetics, Biology, JGI, DNA, Dna Methylation, Adenine DNA methylation, Plants, Biofuel, Biofuel Production, Renewable Energies, Renewable Energy, renewable en

Fungi: Gene Activator Role Discovered

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Specific modifications to fungi DNA may hold the secret to turning common plant degradation agents into biofuel producers.

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congential heart defect, Open-heart surgery, Tetralogy of Fallot , Alterra Adaptive Prestent, Evan Zahn

Congenital Heart Disease Expert Implants First-of-Its-Kind Pulmonary Heart Valve Device In an FDA-Approved Clinical Trial

A Cedars-Sinai interventional cardiologist has performed the first minimally invasive procedure using a device that could spare patients with a common congenital heart defect from undergoing multiple open-heart surgeries. B-Roll Video Available

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Biological and Environmental Research, biological and environmental sciences, Ecology, Biofuel, Biofuels, biofuels feedstock, Switchgrass, Drought, drought tolerance, Biofuel Production, renewable fuel, Renewable Fuels, Renewable Energy, Great lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Biotechnology for Biofuels , Michigan Technological University, Midwest, Midweste

Consequences of Drought Stress on Biofuels

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Switchgrass cultivated during a year of severe drought inhibited microbial fermentation and resulting biofuel production.







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