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Anti-GMO activists petition FDA on Nutrition Facts labeling

By Rex Graham An online anti-GMO petition aimed at pressuring the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include GMO warnings in Nutrition Facts labels has gained…

Biotech green revolution: clothing, plastics from biomass sugars

By Rex Graham Stretchy, high-performance athletic clothing can be much more environmentally friendly thanks to Genomatica, a San Diego biotech company. Think eco-friendly Spandex. Genomatica scientists have tinkered…

Drought-tolerant corn reveals plant biotech promise in parched Midwest

By Rex Graham Growing up in Iowa, the sarcastic saying we overused was something was about as exciting as watching the corn grow. But this year’s massive drought…

‘Green’ industrial enzymes focus of Verenium’s new R&D center

By Rex Graham Verenium Corp. (Nasdaq: VRNM), a developer of high-performance ‘”green” industrial enzymes used to produce ethanol and increase efficiency and lower pollution in animal feeds and…

Algae researchers create edible vaccine against malaria

Algae researchers at the University of California, San Diego have engineered potential edible vaccine candidates for malaria. The proof-of-principle experiments could pave the way to the development of…

Verenium buyout offers arrive amid strong financials, debt restructure

By Rex Graham Verenium buyout offers have appeared as the San Diego biotech company that produces grain-processing enzymes and other high-performance enzymes reported strongly positive results. On March…

Heart

Gene therapy of coronary disease patients yields increased blood flow in the heart

By Rex Graham Gene therapy for heart disease may be available sooner than most of…

San Diego biotech executives speaking at Biotechnology Industry Organization conference

By Rex Graham   New gene-therapy treatments, personalized medicine and biotech entrepreneurship will be just…

Cardium Therapeutics reports advance – gene therapy process technology

By Rex Graham Blood vessels that grow as tiny “tubes” from tissue-culture cells are part…

Cardium’s heart disease gene therapy advancing with new discoveries

By Rex Graham While tiny startups making smartphone apps can turn hot ideas into sizzling…

Emory study: 100-fold delivery boost in heart disease gene-therapy

By Rex Graham Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) on May 16 announced experimental results showing…

Transplanted stem cells restore ventricle output in heart attack patients

By Rex Graham Transplanted ischemic tolerant mesenchymal stem cells (itMSC) developed by San Diego-based Stemedica…