Human Genome Project Spins Off Array of Novel Methods and Technologies

“Medical therapeutic miracles remain the primary promise of the Human Genome Project (HGP). But pharmaceutical R&D does not occur in a vacuum. Several new technologies, including novel development in DNA sequencing and mapping methods and the optimization of instrumentation, are rapidly spinning off genome scientists are now involved in taking a new discovery and turning it into a financial venture. The new technology firms cover a wide “product” area with each company attempting to find its marketing niche in a rapidly evolving industry.”

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Advanced Drug Delivery Systems Peak Interest of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Firms

“Many biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies believe that new drug delivery systems will soon garner profits for those willing to stand by their nonconventional methods of pharmaceutical methods of pharmaceutical administration. Even biotech-produced proteins and peptides may soon find interesting avenues of drug delivery.

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Ophthalmology Times: Managing glaucoma with personalized IOP monitoring

—Patients with glaucoma can expect both transformative and disruptive changes in the monitoring and treatment of their disorder over the next 5 years, predicted Robert N. Weinreb, MD, chairman of ophthalmology and director of the Shiley Eye Center and Hamilton Glaucoma Center, University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Weinreb delivered the first Drs. Henry and Frederick Sutro Memorial Lecture here at the 3rd Annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum.”

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Anti-Aging Medicine Meeting Puts Focus on Biotechnology

“With the theoretical human life span generally agreed to stand at about 120 years and a rapidly growing aging population, biotechnology companies are developing new therapeutics and methods to extend and expand a healthy aging process.

They recently met at the second annual Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine and Biomedical Technology in Las Vegas, NV, to discuss novel ways to on prevent or alleviate the diseases of aging – cancer, osteoporosis and diabetes. The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) sponsored the meeting. “

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Toys and Their Role in Creative Play

“Recently, scientists have begun to study children at play, looking at how it enhances a child’s creative activity and intellectual development. As a part of this research, toys are undergoing new scrutiny: Which ones will give joy and encourage creativity?”

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Separation Science Moves into Diagnostic and Clinical Arena

“Novel bioseparation technologies are finally nearing the point of clinical application, according to speakers at a recent symposium at the California Separation Science Society (CaSSS) in Foster City, CA. The meeting specifically focused on new separation techniques for the diagnostic laboratory and described emerging opportunities for instrument manufactures in this area.”

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An Invitation to Fall in Love with the Earth

A lover’s quarrel, we all have had at least one of these. We live with and on Planet Earth. We intimately affect its system every present moment. Humans rattle the planet a thousand times more critically than the animals and plants with whom we share the terra firma. Our effects often have long-term ramifications on all living creatures. We’re not sure of the long-term effects of all the changes we see and feel.

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