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Technology Review: TR100/2003

This special report from the October 2003 issue of Technology Review highlights "100 innovators [age] 35 or younger whose technologies are poised to make a dramatic impact on our world." Each of the 100 honorees falls into one of four categories: computing, biotechnology and medicine, Internet, and nanotechnology. A brief bio of each innovator is provided along with the basis for his or her...
NCBI: Education

This Web site from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) offers a set of detailed tutorials to help users make full use of NCBI's bioinformatics tools. The tutorials, which target both new and veteran users, cover NCBI's BLAST and PSI-BLAST, Entrez data retrieval system, Cn3D molecular structure software, and more. Additionally, the Science Primer tutorial offers a "basic...
European Commission-MICROMAT: Biodiversity of Microbial Mats in Antarctica

MICROMAT, supported by the European Commission, "is an academic industrial partnership which aims to improve knowledge of the biodiversity of bacteria, protists, and fungi in Antarctic microbial mats and to test this biodiversity for novel compounds of potential biotechnological use." This MICROMAT website provides links to a summary of the project with listed objectives, relevant Publications,...
National Center for Biotechnology Information: PubChem Project

From the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), "PubChem contains the chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities. It is intended to support the Molecular Libraries and Imaging component of the NIH Roadmap Initiative." PubChem users can search the chemical structure database by chemical properties, structural similarity, and...
Bio-Link: Online Instructional Resources and Clearing House

The Bio-Link consortium of centers was established in 1998 with funds provided by the National Science Foundation. The motivating factor behind creating this consortium was "to improve and expand educational programs that prepare skilled technicians to work in the high-tech fields that drive the U.S. economy." Along with creating a series of bricks-and-mortar regional centers, they have also...
Ten years after Dolly, cloning livestock continues

Cloned Cows' Milk, Beef Up to Standard Dolly for dinner? Assessing commercial and regulatory trends in cloned livestock;jsessionid=8257A00C1E76BAF39148F917A35D1712 FDA and Pew Initiative on Food and Bio-technology...
Biofrontiers Institute

The goal of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado is to "advance human health and welfare by exploring critical frontiers of unknown biology and translating new knowledge to practical applications." The Institute's work includes educating new teams of interdisciplinary scientists and expanding Colorado's leadership in biotechnology. Visitors can browse through eight primary...
National Science Foundation: Science of Innovation

This eleven part series, created by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and NBC Learn, explores the science of innovation. Narrated by newscaster Ann Curry, each segment is approximately five minutes. The offerings include "What is Innovation?" "Biofuels," "3-D Printing," and "Electronic Tattoos." First-time visitors may wish to start by viewing the "Self-Driving...
Coffee Break: NCBI Bookshelf

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has been publishing Coffee Break since 1999. This resource combines recent biomedical discoveries with NCBI tools and makes for an edifying read. It's perfect for advanced high school students and college undergraduates who are keeping up on the latest in biotech breakthroughs. Typical articles sport titles like, "From the Statue of Liberty...
The Readout Loud

Binge listen to all things biotech with The Readout Loud, a podcast that promises listeners a weekly deep-dive on the latest biotechnology news and advances. The Readout Loud is produced by journalism outlet STAT, which covers "health, medicine, life sciences and the fast-moving business of making medicines." Biotech and life sciences reporters Rebecca Robins, Damian Garde, and Adam Feuerstein...
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