A team of teenagers interested in biotechnology is working on turning mosquitos into “flying syringes” to deliver vaccines to humans. Their company, Provita Pharmaceuticals, has already presented its research to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has submitted a grant idea to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
As the search for low carbon fuels continues, biomass has become increasingly more attractive to various industries. Biotechnology researchers are therefore looking into pyrolysis — gasification and combustion methods that would take regular organic material and convert it into a high-yield energy source. Several substances in ash chemistry influence corrosion and slag creation after combustion has occurred.
"Altered Foods: Labeling, GMOs, and Biotechnology"--What kind of corn is in your favorite corn chip? Current debate in California surrounds the labeling of genetically modified foods and foods made from genetically engineered crops. Students can get hands-on and learn more about genetically modified organisms with biotechnology science Project Ideas from Science Buddies and Bio-Rad Laboratories. [Source: Science Buddies; Image: Bigstock]
Journal of Biotechnology & Biomaterials not only helps researchers, clinicians and scientists, but also renders a link between clinicians, pharmacologists and also the bio-business people who study health effects in populations. Symbiosis of biotechnology and biomaterials are widely used in the applications in tissue engineering of bone and cartilage.