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Integrating the Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts through Advanced Biotechnology

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The development of bio-based products (chemicals and materials) has quickly become one of the fastest-growing segments of the biotech industry and represents a significant opportunity to advance the emerging bioeconomy. Bioproducts can be made in a single-product process; however, the co-production of bioproducts alongside biofuels offers a more efficient, cost-effective, and integrated approach to the utilization of our nation’s biomass resources. Within the context of biofuel production, the biorefinery provides substantial opportunities to capitalize on Read More >

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From BioGENEius to the White House Science Fair

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My name is Mikayla Ockels, recipient of the Practical Impact Award from the 2015 National BioGENEius Science Fair, and I am excited and honored to have exhibited at the 2016 White House Science fair this month! Seven years ago I participated in my first local science fair and was completely unaware that the experience would be the start of an extraordinary scientific journey. Research gave me an outlet to unleash my inquisitive nature and indulge Read More >

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ICYMI: One Patient’s Perspective: Having Cancer Doesn’t Make Me Worth Less

Yesterday, cancer survivor and health economist Jennifer Hinkel shared her perspective on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s Value Assessment Framework: An organization named ICER — the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review — is making big waves in health care circles. It calls itself “a trusted non-profit” despite suggestions that it takes significant funding from the health insurance industry. ICER has just released a draft report about treatment for a rare and difficult-to-treat cancer called Multiple Myeloma. Read More >

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Celebrating Earth Day and GMOs

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Today is Earth Day, and people around the world are celebrating the holiday in different ways. Whether it’s biking to work, recycling, or getting involved with a community cleanup, people are thinking about their environmental footprint. And the food that people eat is part of this effort as well.  You may not know that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are helping to create a new era of sustainability in agriculture and food production. Our Earth Day Read More >

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Patient and provider groups ask CMS: Don’t turn back the clock on rheumatic disease care

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Writing today in The Hill, Ann Palmer of the Arthritis Foundation and Joan Von Feldt of the American College of Rheumatology have a message for CMS: don’t turn back the clock on rheumatic disease care by proceeding with the recently proposed payment cuts in the Medicare Part B program. They write: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed additional Medicare Part B payment cuts that would make it exceedingly more difficult for Read More >

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