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Big Pharma But Not Such Big Money

However, as the revenue figures for 2014 show, the industry in not exactly rolling in dough despite claims to the contrary.
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German court rules on bizarre dispute over the existence of measles

Doctor David Bardens (pictured) took biologist Stefan Lanka to court in Germany and won in a bizarre dispute over the existence of the measles virus.
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Small Things Considered: Cheesey Microbial Communities

Small Things Considered: Cheesey Microbial Communities | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
by Daniel P. Haeusser | I have an insatiable fondness for cheese. Yes, the preparation of this post involved heavenly pungent dreams of Tarte au Maroilles and several trips to the cheesemonger’s counter. Gazing at the smear-ripened gooey perfection of Époisses de Bourgogne and the staggering price for this import, I appreciated the power that this microbial product can have over someone.
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A New Index Measures Impact Pharma Has on Infectious Diseases

A New Index Measures Impact Pharma Has on Infectious Diseases | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
A new index measures the impact that the pharmaceutical industry and its medicines for three infectious diseases are having on poor populations.
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Bacteria May Remain Dormant After UV Disinfection | Chemical & Engineering News

Bacteria May Remain Dormant After UV Disinfection | Chemical & Engineering News | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
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A Brief Overview of Classes of Antibiotics

A Brief Overview of Classes of Antibiotics | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
When we're suffering from a bacterial infection, a trip to the doctors to be prescribed antibiotics is commonplace. However, there are a wide range of antibiotics available, and they vary both in t...
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New Antibiotic from Soil Bacteria | The Scientist Magazine®

New Antibiotic from Soil Bacteria | The Scientist Magazine® | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
Researchers have isolated a new kind of antibiotic from a previously unknown and uncultured bacterial genus.  
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Teixobactina, una molécula que parece inhibir la síntesis de pared celular en Gram positivas. Su objetivo es por un lado un precursor del peptidoglicano y por otro un precursor de los ácidos teicoicos. Por eso se espera que sea difícil que genere resistencias. Se ha demostrado efectiva contra el MRSA y contra M. tuberculosis

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Press release: Positive clinical results indicate vaccine candidate is highly efficacious against bacterial diarrhea - PATH

Press release: Positive clinical results indicate vaccine candidate is highly efficacious against bacterial diarrhea - PATH | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
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Designer viruses could be the new antibiotics

Designer viruses could be the new antibiotics | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
Bacterial infections remain a major threat to human and animal health. Worse still, the catalogue of useful antibiotics is shrinking as pathogens build up resistance to these drugs. There are few promising new drugs in the pipeline, but they may not prove to be enough. Multi-resistant organisms – ...
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Vaginal microbe yields novel antibiotic

Vaginal microbe yields novel antibiotic | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
Drug is one of thousands that may be produced by the human microbiome.
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Engineered proteins stick like glue — even in water

Engineered proteins stick like glue — even in water | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
New adhesives based on mussel proteins could be useful for naval or medical applications.
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Microbial manga by former researcher generates big buzz

Microbial manga by former researcher generates big buzz | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it

An unusual new manga series by a former researcher of microbial behavior at the Tokyo University of Agriculture's Department of Fermentation Science magnifies the lives and adventures of euglena, a genus of algae-like life forms less than 0.1...


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A Contrarian in Biotech

[Technology Review Feed] Peter Thiel was the first large investor in Facebook. Now he’s turning his investing skills to biotechnology.
Peter Thiel is the investor who discovered Facebook and the author of Zero to One, a short account of the counterintuitive thinking that’s ...
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Co-founder of PayPal an investor of Facebook turns his look towards Biotechnology

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Injectable, spontaneously assembling, inorganic scaffolds modulate immune cells in vivo and increase vaccine efficacy : Nature Biotechnology : Nature Publishing Group

Injectable, spontaneously assembling, inorganic scaffolds modulate immune cells in vivo and increase vaccine efficacy : Nature Biotechnology : Nature Publishing Group | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
Vaccine efficiency is enhanced by mesoporous silica rods that spontaneously form a 3D microenvironment for immune cells.
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Five Dead As Pro- and Anti-Microbiome Demonstrators Clash

Five Dead As Pro- and Anti-Microbiome Demonstrators Clash | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
Fears mounted today as pro- and anti-microbiome demonstrators fought an all-out war on the streets of Poughkeepsie, in upstate New York.

Five have been reported killed, with dozens more wounded, ma

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Just a little of fun

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Unboiled Egg Untangles a Knotty Protein Problem

Unboiled Egg Untangles a Knotty Protein Problem | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
A new machine could help biotech with a faster, cheaper way to purify proteins
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A new method for refolding denatured protein. It could be use by the Biotech Industry in the production of protein of interest like enzymes or monoclonal antibodies. 

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Clinical Microbiology Market Worth $12,411.36 Million in 2019

DALLAS, January 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

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The True Cost Of Low Drug Prices

The True Cost Of Low Drug Prices | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
India is not, yet, a wealthy country. Nevertheless its people experience many of the same expensive-to-treat illnesses as wealthier populations in the U.S. and Europe. Therefore the country has made a series of policy decisions designed to lower the cost of medical treatments. For example, until 2005, it offered no [...]
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The cheapest things are the expensivest ones

Lo barato sale caro

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WHO plans for millions of doses of Ebola vaccine by 2015 : Nature News Blog

WHO plans for millions of doses of Ebola vaccine by 2015 : Nature News Blog | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
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Canadian Ebola vaccine to be shipped to Geneva next week, WHO says

Canadian Ebola vaccine to be shipped to Geneva next week, WHO says | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
TORONTO - Experimental Ebola vaccine that Canada has donated to the World Health Organization will be shipped to Geneva next week, the global health agency said Thursday.
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Why are scientists vilified when they choose to make money off ideas? | Genetic Literacy Project

Why are scientists vilified when they choose to make money off ideas? | Genetic Literacy Project | Industrial Microbiology | Scoop.it
In a subtle comment, a critic of biotech pointedly identified the number of companies a researcher has founded to underscore their wrong-minded participation in
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