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  • Sea of dreams

    05/04/2004 4:00:30 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 1 replies · 220+ views
    The Economist ^ | Apr 29th 2004
    Biotechnology Sea of dreams BBSR Apr 29th 2004 | ORLANDO From The Economist print edition Genetically modified microbes will lead to a revolution in industrial biotechnology CRAIG VENTER, the man who led the privately funded project to sequence the human genome, is someone who likes to mix business with pleasure. And for a geneticist whose passion is sailing, there can be few more satisfying ways of doing so than sampling genes in the Sargasso sea, near Bermuda. The samples he took there last year yielded a surprise. The sea had looked as though it was the oceanic equivalent of a...
  • Indian scientists claim to have found 'cure' for diabetes

    01/07/2004 1:04:15 AM PST · by TheConservator · 16 replies · 506+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 1/07/2004 | Press Trust of India
    Indian scientists claimed to have developed a "cure" to diabetes from a plant found in West Bengal's Purulia hills. "The drug - 'ICB201' - has been derived from a plant after it was noticed that people in Purulia hills used it in case of diabetic problems," Dr S Bhattacharya of Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, whose team developed the drug, said at the Science Congress on Tuesday evening. Bhattacharya, while delivering the BC Guha Memorial Award Lecture on "Confronting Diabetic Type II: A global Epidemic", claimed — "probably the answer to 'Type-II' diabetes has been found". Asserting that earlier...