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How weird can life get?

By | January 19, 2004

Steven Benner is writing a book about the science behind the TV series Star Trek. Benner, a biochemist at the University of Florida, contemplates how basic biochemistry might be different elsewhere in the universe. This search for alternative biochemistry is described by a new phrase: the search for 'weird life.'To many scientists, Benner's night and day jobs aren't separated by much. He disagrees heartily. "There's a vast difference between science fiction and the search for weird life," he say

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COLERAINECentre for Molecular BiosciencesA €14.5 million facility at the University of Ulster's School of Biomedical Sciences. Research strengths include aging, nutrition, diabetes, and vision science (diagnosis and treatment), with emphasis on technology transfer.Science Research ParkA 28-acre incubator at the University of Ulster's Coleraine campus focuses on bioscience, health, and environmental sciences.GendelSmall biotech spin-off from the University of Ulster promotes new drug-delive

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The Celts Go Biotech

By | January 19, 2004

and Wales open their pocketbooks to build biotechnology companies

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USVA Scientists Vexed

By | January 19, 2004

An aborted attempt at reform leaves Veterans Affairs research plans in question

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Become a Multidisciplined Scientist

By | December 15, 2003

Tip Trove | Become a Multidisciplined Scientist Courtesy of Korn/Ferry International Working for a leading executive search firm, I've met many scientists just starting out who want to know how to plot the course of their careers. Since most biotech CEOs started on the bench, these scientists want to know how the CEOs got there and what skills are required. Generally, I think the most successful people in biotech companies are those who aren't limited by their job functions. I recruit

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From Russia, with Labs

By | December 15, 2003

Courtesy of Patrick Russo, ISTC  BIOTECH THAW: The Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Puschino branch, an ISTC-promoted laboratory located 100 km south of Moscow. The Moscow-based International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) coordinates Russian research collaborations with Western organizations and promotes commercialization of Russian discoveries and technologies. This accurate but colorless description hides what gives ISTC far more import: its role as risk manager tasked with pr

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Love in the Lab

By | December 15, 2003

Source: Hellen Davis, author, The 21 Laws of Influence Illustrations: D.F. Dowd Tom Griffiths fell for his wife, Margaret, while watching rats running on a treadmill. It happened 13 years ago in a lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana. Margaret was a doctoral candidate in exercise physiology, studying the effects of diet and exercise on the livers of rats. Griffiths was a biology professor at the university. Introduced by a mutual friend, they started dating, and Margaret asked Griffit

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Moonlighting: If the Shoe Fits ...

By | December 15, 2003

Moonlighting | If the Shoe Fits ... Courtesy of Bruce Benjamin Bruce Benjamin's daytime job as Chairman of he Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa may put shoes on his family's feet, but his weekend vocation, shoeing horses, helps his equine clientele do their jobs. Benjamin is a farrier, and the horses he shoes range from Clydesdales that haul to show horses that look like royalty. Benjamin's research interests include cardiovascular and ren

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Silver Science

By | December 15, 2003

Courtesy of Adam Cooper, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System  Bettie Steinberg The last sands in the hour-glass of Charles Gauntt's science career are silently descending. When the final grain falls on December 31st, Gauntt's 36-year stint as a virologist will officially come to an end. Retiring was his decision, one he made four years ago. No one had to push him or dangle an enticing severance package. All he needed was to think about fishing on a beautiful lake not far from t

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You Can Go Home Again

By | December 15, 2003

Jian Ni spent more than a decade outside of China, earning his PhD at Cambridge University and joining Human Genome Sciences of Rockville, Md., when it was still a small company. He kept close tabs on events back home and regularly traveled to China to keep in touch with colleagues. When he finally returned last April to start his own biotechnology company, his contacts in Asia and the United States proved essential to his success in obtaining corporate partners. "We are focusing on licensing

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