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Papayas in Paradise: Super powered fruit!

Lorie Farrell

As I drive into the fields in Keaau, I’m struck by the peaceful surroundings, the fields filled with growing papaya trees loaded with fruit. You can tell their age by how tall they are. At two years old, they’re about 10 feet tall and will grow another 10 feet per year until they reach approximately 40 feet tall; a height that is too tall to pick safely. The Rainbow papaya is a beautiful tree that Read More >

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Celebrating a Life-Saving Biotech Solution on World Mosquito Day

Mosquito pupae. World Mosquito Day.

Odds are the world’s deadliest animal is living in your home and you don’t know you are at risk. We do our best each day to make smart decisions to protect ourselves, our friends, our families and our neighbors from serious harm. But there is one danger lurking in many of our homes which is going unchecked. The Mosquito.  It beggars belief how a creature so small can be so dangerous, but mosquitoes kill one Read More >

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Got psoriasis? Get healthier with the National Psoriasis Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation

This August, the National Psoriasis Foundation encourages people with psoriatic disease and those who love them to get healthier with our Psoriasis Awareness Month Wellness Challenge. If you have psoriasis, you’re already aware of its effects. You already know that psoriasis is not just a skin condition, but that’s it’s a systemic autoimmune disease that puts people at increased risk for heart disease, heart attack, obesity and depression, among other health risks. The good news Read More >

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Integrating Personalized Medicine into Health Care: PMC/BIO Solutions Summit

PMC/BIO Solutions Summit

While issues in science, regulation and reimbursement are still the focus of most stakeholders in personalized medicine, an increasing number of providers are integrating personalized medicine into the health care system despite obstacles. The 2nd Annual PMC/BIO Solutions Summit will convene representatives from industry, patient groups and payers as well as the increasing number of academic health centers and community health care systems that are already delivering personalized care to discuss those obstacles and, more Read More >

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Synthetic Biology Products: Cost Competitive and Performance Driven

science lab technician

The Monday morning BIO World Congress session, commanded an overcrowded and enthusiastic attendance, and one of the few times where presentations involved the importance of synthetic biology technology for the production of consumer products, which drew more attention than ever before. The session was kicked off by the CEO of Modular Genetics, Kevin Jarrell, who spoke about the production of glycinate an ultra-mild surfactant made by using engineered microorganism which converted underutilized agricultural waste material into useful renewable chemicals found Read More >

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