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Johnson Matthey and Rennovia Announce License Agreement With ADM For Glucaric Acid Technology
Johnson Matthey and Rennovia Announce License Agreement With ADM For Glucaric Acid Technology
News   Feb 24, 2017

The licensed process, jointly developed between Johnson Matthey and Rennovia, combines the efficiency and selectivity of heterogeneous catalytic process technology with the use of renewable feed stocks to produce bio-based glucaric acid.

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UK Needs Scale-Up of Greener Tech
UK Needs Scale-Up of Greener Tech
News   Feb 24, 2017

A report, commissioned by Professor Minton’s BBSRC-funded network of gas fermentation specialists C1net, says the UK should do more to increase the production of this 'gas-eating' microbial technology which could capture a large percentage of industrial waste gas from our factories and landfill for biofuel use.

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Tyres From Trees
Tyres From Trees
News   Feb 24, 2017

Researchers from The University of Minnesota have developed a way of generating Isoprene, a key molecule in car tyres, from biomass.

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Heart-on-a-Chip Models Heart's Response to Stress
Heart-on-a-Chip Models Heart's Response to Stress
News   Feb 24, 2017

The I-Wire Heart-on-a-Chip controls the mechanical force applied to cardiac cells, enabling the heart's response to stress to be studied.

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Reversing Blood Stem Cell Ageing
Reversing Blood Stem Cell Ageing
News   Feb 24, 2017

The function of young blood stem cells has been recreated by reprogramming functionally old cells, highlighting the potential of treating diseases such as anaemia and leukaemia.

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Obesity Reprogrammes Muscle Stem Cells
Obesity Reprogrammes Muscle Stem Cells
News   Feb 24, 2017

DNA methylation in muscle stem cells has been shown to be more common in obese than non-obese mice.

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Rapid Detection of Ebola
Rapid Detection of Ebola
News   Feb 24, 2017

A new, cost-effective technique has been developed which can detect Ebola within minutes, and could be used for real-time detection of the virus.

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Electronic Synapse
Electronic Synapse
News   Feb 23, 2017

Mimicking synapses in the brain, the artificial synapse is energy efficient and 'learns' with use. It is a new type of electronic architecture that could lead to a more brain-like era of computation.

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Centauri Therapeutics Ltd closes £2.5m fundraising
Centauri Therapeutics Ltd closes £2.5m fundraising
News   Feb 23, 2017

The funds raised will be used to take the Company’s first Alphamer drug candidate for anti-infective therapies through to preclinical proof of concept.

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Using CRISPR to Supercharge Cancer-Killing Immune Cells
Using CRISPR to Supercharge Cancer-Killing Immune Cells
News   Feb 23, 2017

CRISPR/Cas9 editing of T cell genomes enables better-targeted incorporation of Chimeric Antigen Receptor CD19, improving therapeutic efficacy.

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