Medical physics and biotechnology: highlights of 2021

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The post Medical physics and biotechnology: highlights of 2021 appeared first on Physics World. This year, researchers have once again had to deal with conferences going virtual and bouts of working from home.

Arnold & Porter Secures Groundbreaking Biotechnology Win for Sanofi and Regeneron

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in one of the most closely watched biotechnology cases in recent years. In 2014, another biotechnology company sought billions of dollars in damages and a permanent injunction against the sale of Sanofi and Regeneron's lifesaving and cholesterol-reducing drug Praluent over patent disputes.

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First there was AquAdvantage Salmon, then there was GalSafe Pigs, and now there’s PRLR-SLICK Cattle

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Biotechnology Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Jana CaraccioloOn March 7, 2022, the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), which is housed within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced.

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Listen to This: 'Hope Lies in Dreams,' a New Podcast from Nature Biotechnology

Scientific American

This is a story of desperation, anger, poverty—and triumph over long odds to crack the code of a degenerative disease that had been stealing the lives of children since it was first discovered. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Technology Biotech

Can photosynthesis lead to more sustainable biomanufacturing?

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Biotechnology Chemical manufacturing Green chemistryRead the full story at European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer. Nusqe Spanton, CEO and founder of Provectus Algae looks at how photosynthesis can offer sustainability in biomanufacturing and the role microalgae play in this.

From 2021 to 2022: Food Law Litigation and Regulation Update

National Law Center

Biotechnology Food Labeling Food Safety Jana Caracciolo National Organic Program Nutrition ProgramsAt the beginning of 2021 the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) published a blog post highlighting some of the major food.

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Focus on Food: Bioengineered Foods Now Require Disclosure

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Agricultural Marketing Service Biotechnology Food Labeling Jana CaraccioloJanuary 1, 2022, marked the mandatory compliance date for the Bioengineered (BE) Food Disclosure Standard (Standard). Many BE foods entering commerce.

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How Biotech Crops Can Crash--and Still Never Fail

Scientific American

Food Systems Summit put biotechnology at center stage, although agroecological innovations offer greater promise for sustainability. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. The U.N.

Earth System Interventions for Sustainability

Legal Planet

Biodiversity & Species Biotechnology Climate Change Culture & Ethics Ecosystems Geoengineering Land Use scientific uncertainty

Meet the sustainable grooming brands changing the face of luxury skincare

Environmental News Bits

A new generation of premium grooming products puts biotechnology—and responsible sourcing—at the forefront. Read the full story at the Robb Report. Read more → Fashion & beauty products

How farmers and seaweed can help tackle ocean pollution

Environmental News Bits

Just ask Luis Lombana, CEO of Ficosterra, a Spanish marine biotechnology company that makes fertilizers from an unexpected source: seaweed. Read the full story at GreenBiz. Farmers as a group don’t typically embrace change. Read more → Agriculture

Bioengineer Charles Denby is working to make beer and wine more sustainable

Environmental News Bits

When Charles Denby looks at a pint of beer, he sees a product of one of the oldest biotechnologies in the world. Read the full story at Chemical & Engineering News. Beer- and winemaking are now under threat from climate change: experts expect the taste of beer to change and prices to go up as … Continue reading Bioengineer Charles Denby is working to make beer and wine more sustainable. Food and beverage manufacturing

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions to Build Largest Solar Project to Date; Pharma Company Signs VPPA

Environmental Leader

Charles River Laboratories International, a provider of research tools and support services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, has signed a long-term solar energy virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) that will ultimately address the company’s entire North American electric power requirements.

Warming Trends: Katherine Hayhoe Talks About Hope, Potty Training Cows, and Can Woolly Mammoths Really Fight Climate Change?

Inside Climate News

By Katelyn Weisbrod Critics are questioning claims by a start-up biotechnology company that a genetically engineered version of the woolly mammoth could help alleviate climate change and restore Siberia’s grassland ecosystem to its Pleistocene heyday.

Twelve and LanzaTech partner to produce the world’s first polypropylene from CO2

Environmental News Bits

Carbon transformation company Twelve and biotechnology company LanzaTech have partnered to transform CO2 emissions into polypropylene, a key polymer used for medical devices including syringes and IV bags, as well as for large-scale applications in automotive, furniture, textiles and other everyday products. Read the company news release.

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions to Build Largest Solar Project to Date; Pharma Company Signs VPPA

Environmental Leader

Charles River Laboratories International, a provider of research tools and support services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, has signed a long-term solar energy virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) that will ultimately address the company’s entire North American electric power requirements.

Dr. Amanda Antons Joins Arnold & Porter’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in Chicago

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Dr. Antons’s practice focuses on patent litigation, specifically in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, including ANDA litigation, patent interference and post-grant proceedings, and trade secret litigation matters.

Best Lawyers in America 2022 Recognizes 146 Arnold & Porter Attorneys, Names Six as 'Lawyers of the Year' and 65 as 'Ones to Watch'

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David Marsh—Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice The 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America recognized 146 Arnold & Porter attorneys in more than 50 practice areas. Best Lawyers is a peer-reviewed survey in which attorneys cast votes on the legal capabilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. The guide also included the "Ones to Watch" list, which recognizes attorneys who are 5-9 years into their careers.

Solar energy is superior to nuclear for powering crewed mission to Mars, show scientists

Frontier Sin

Both Abel and Berliner are members of the Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES), a project developing biotechnologies to support space exploration. By Peter Rejcek, science writer.

Microbial ´dark matter´: centuries-old lava caves of Hawai?i Island contain thousands of unknown bacterial species

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Beyond the insights about past, or even future, life on Mars, bacteria from volcanic environments can also be useful in understanding how microbes turn volcanic rock (basalt) into soils, as well as bioremediation, biotechnology and sustainable resource management. By K.E.D.

Fermentation turns greenhouse gases into useful chemicals

Physics World

A newly released paper in Nature Biotechnology offers the first report of high-production-rate, high-selectivity, and industrially scalable production of acetone and IPA through fermentation.

Emerging Investigator Series – Heyang Yuan

Water Research & Technology

Dr. Yuan’s research is focused on developing new environmental biotechnology for water/wastewater treatment and energy/resource recovery. Heyang Yuan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Temple University.

Aaron Bowling Joins Arnold & Porter’s Intellectual Property Practice

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Mr. Bowling focuses his practice on patent and trademark litigation across a range of industries, including medical devices and biotechnology, athletic apparel and footwear, pharmaceuticals, computer software and hardware, and digital music.

Covert ops with added science: The Curie Society

Physics World

The second half of the comic deals with a specific mission, centred around biotechnology that could be of great benefit to humanity, but in the wrong hands could be dangerous.

Amira Fernández – combating ‘tags’ in STEM

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Fernández explains that she did not have any female benchmarks until she came across the works of a journalist reporting on controversy around biotechnology corporation Monsanto. Author: Madison Wiseman.

Wireless implant uses optogenetics to control spinal cord activity in mice

Physics World

They describe this novel implantable system in Nature Biotechnology. Optogenetics – a technique that uses light to control the activity of neurons or other types of cell – has revolutionized our ability to manipulate and discern the mechanisms underlying brain function.

Frontiers ebook releases: April 2022

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Download the top ebook releases from this month, including special issues on the novel roles of platelets in health and disease, artificial intelligence applications in specialty crops , the impact of Covid on food and nutrition , highlights from the first year of Frontiers in Conservation Science , the effects of music on cognition and many more!

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Boost for Open Access in Asia as Frontiers and Taiwan’s NHRI seal deal

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It focuses on fields including aging, cancer, infectious diseases and vaccine research, genomic medicine, biomedical engineering, biotechnology and drug discovery, environmental and occupational health, population health, and health policy.

Cancer-killing bacteria evade the immune system

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Reporting their findings in Nature Biotechnology , the researchers describe a way of coating engineered bacteria with an inducible capsular polysaccharide (iCAP) that responds in a smart manner when delivered into the body.

DOE Issues RFI On Renewable Fuel Scale-Up And Demonstration

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The RFI has six categories: Biofuel Pathway Scale-Up Forecasts; Barriers to Scale-Up of SAF, Marine, and Renewable Diesel Technologies; Leveraging First-Generation Ethanol and Other Incumbent Industries; BETO Scale-Up of Biotechnologies Strategy; Leveraging National Laboratory Professional Development Units (PDU) to Scale-Up Renewable Fuels; and. By Lynn L. Bergeson. On December 23, 2021, DOE issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the scale-up and demonstration of renewable fuels.

Frontiers eBook releases: June 2021

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Download this month’s new releases including the latest Special Issues on treatment options for autoimmune skin diseases, small scale spatial and temporal patterns in plankton , management of fungal wheat diseases , issues surrounding psychological distress among university students, recent advances is road safety planning and many more!

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Elodie Genevieve Germaine Vandelle – Follow your passion

Frontier Sin

Today, we speak to Elodie Vandelle , Associate Professor in Plant Pathology at the Department of Biotechnology at the University of Verona , who is involved in studying the interaction between plants and pathogenic microorganisms. Author: Alessandra Scala.

In Memoriam Salvatore “Totò” Salomone 

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On 4 January 2016 he obtained the role of Full Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences of the University of Catania, of which he became Director in 2019.

Canada to Recognize Right to a Healthy Environment

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Updating the regulatory framework for products of biotechnology. The Government of Canada announced today that it will modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) and, in so doing, will recognize Canadians’ right to a healthy environment.

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Arnold & Porter Advises Touchlight on Renegotiated License with AskBio and Joint Venture Exit

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Arnold & Porter advised biotechnology and CDMO company Touchlight ( www.touchlight.com ) on its renegotiation with AskBio ( www.askbio.com ), a clinical stage adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy company, of their joint venture and licence arrangements regarding access to Touchlight's proprietary dbDNA technology for use in AAV manufacturing.

Medical applications of cyanobacteria toxins

Our Environment

eds) History of Modern Biotechnology I. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, vol 69. Photo credit. Written by: Sam Hulme. When talking about toxins, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is to keep a healthy distance from them. This train of thought seems very logical and is undoubtedly very effective at preventing from poisoning yourself.

Wolf Named an “Intellectual Property Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation

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” Wolf was honored for his groundbreaking biotechnology patent victory for Sanofi and Regeneron at the Federal Circuit and his defense of the assignor estoppel doctrine at the US Supreme Court for Hologic. Intellectual Property practice co-chair Matthew Wolf was named as the East Coast “Intellectual Property Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation.

Engineered spinal cord implants restore movement to paralysed mice

Physics World

Courtesy: Sagol Center for Regenerative Biotechnology). Researchers in Israel have engineered functional human spinal cord implants that they say could be used to help those with spinal injuries walk again.

Arnold & Porter's Environmental Litigation Practice Named 2022 'Law Firm of the Year' by Best Lawyers

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Biotechnology Law. The 2022 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers has named Arnold & Porter as a "Law Firm of the Year" in the "Litigation - Environmental" category. The firm also received 43 national rankings and 102 metropolitan rankings (Chicago, DC, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco) in the "Best Law Firms" report.

DOE Announces Funding Focused On Reducing Aviation And Shipping Sector Emissions

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The projects target high-impact bioenergy technology RD&D to increase foundational knowledge and scale up systems to produce low-carbon biofuels at lower costs, covering five topic areas: Scale-Up of Biotechnologies; Affordable, Clean Cellulosic Sugars for High Yield Conversion; Separations to Enable Biomass Conversion; Residential Wood Heaters; and. By Lynn L. Bergeson and Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A.

New device can detect airborne virus particles that cause COVID-19, says maker

Physics World

A device claimed to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 in ambient air within 2–3 min has been successfully tested at two universities in the US. It was developed by the company Smiths Detection , which says that the test has a sensitivity equivalent to PCR testing.

Dr. Marlen Vasquez – We have overcome the most challenging issues, now we need to speed up the process #WomeninScience

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This action aims to develop the growing marine biotechnology field sustainably and responsibly. Author: Freya Wilson, Publishing Partnerships Specialist. This week, Freya Wilson talks to Dr. Marlen Vasquez, an environmental toxicologist at the Cyprus University of Technology.

Temporary pacemaker regulates heart rhythm then completely disappears

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The research team – headed up at Northwestern University and The George Washington University – describe the innovative device in Nature Biotechnology. The cardiac pacemaker harmlessly dissolves over the course of 35 days. Courtesy: Northwestern University).