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U.S. CDC says more lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax

Jun 21, 2014

U.S. CDC says more lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. authorities increased to 84 people their count of government workers potentially exposed to live anthrax at three laboratories in Atlanta as they investigated a breach in safety procedures for handling the deadly pathogen #Business #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Biotechnology #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Biotech queen Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw heads IIM-Bangalore

Feb 19, 2014

Biotech queen Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw heads IIM-Bangalore

India's biotechnology queen Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the new chairperson of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) #Mukesh Ambani #IIM #Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw #Biotechnology #IIM-Bangalore #Biocon Ltd
Why we must clear the GMO clutter while we still can

Jan 13, 2013

Why we must clear the GMO clutter while we still can

Pushed by the government and riding on hired science, the GM industry is slowly but surely descending on us. But we must demand answers to a few reasonable questions. #HowThisWorks #GMO #Genetically Modified Organism #National Biotechnology Regulatory Bill
Brain networks explain why some teenagers smoke

Apr 30, 2012

Brain networks explain why some teenagers smoke

In the largest imaging study of its kind, involving the brains of 1,896 14-year-olds, scientists have discovered a number of previously "unknown networks" that go a long way towards answering why some teenagers smoke and some don't. #Biotechnology #Smoking #unknown networks #Nature Neuroscience #University of Vermont #brain networks #teenagers
Pfizer scraps insulin deal with Biocon, stock tumbles

Mar 13, 2012

Pfizer scraps insulin deal with Biocon, stock tumbles

US drugmaker Pfizer said on Monday it has scrapped a deal to sell insulin products made by Biocon Ltd, in what is set to be a major blow for India's largest listed biotech firm. #India #NewsTracker #Biotechnology #Biocon #Pfizer #Insulin

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Biotechnology Regulatory Authority: The Bill that will decide what you eat

Jun 17, 2013

Biotechnology Regulatory Authority: The Bill that will decide what you eat

When the stated objective of a regulatory Bill is to promote biotechnology, it cannot be faulted for not putting in place safeguards. But is India even worried? #ConnectTheDots #Parliamentary Standing Committee #Biotechnology Regulatory Authority
The biotech debate: Too important to leave to politicians to decide

Jul 21, 2011

The biotech debate: Too important to leave to politicians to decide

Biotechnology is too complex and important to be left to the politicians alone. It is time an independent authority looked into the research, safety, release, and labeling of biotech products. #India #ThisisNext #BT Brinjal #Biotechnology #biotech

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The biotech debate: Too important to leave to politicians to decide

Jul 02, 2014

Roche to Pay Up to $1.7 Billion for Seragon Pharmaceuticals

A unit of the Swiss drug maker Roche is acquiring the biotechnology firm based in San Diego, Calif., that was spun off from Aragon Pharmaceuticals last year... #Switzerland #Roche #Johnson & Johnson
The biotech debate: Too important to leave to politicians to decide

Jul 22, 2014

Farmingdale State gets grant to promote STEM careers

Farmingdale State College has received a $100,000 grant from New York State to encourage local students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The board of directors of Empire State Development, the state's primary bus... #Farmingdale State College #Farmingdale, NY #Long Island, NY
The biotech debate: Too important to leave to politicians to decide

Jul 21, 2014

GM scaremongering in Africa is disarming the fight against poverty

Biotechnology offers an opportunity to boost the security of staple crops in sub-Saharan Africa. We ignore this at our peril Transforming agriculture is central to sub-Saharan Africa's development prospects. Three-quarters of people in extreme povert... #Farmingdale State College #Farmingdale, NY #Long Island, NY