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1032
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Biotechnological research with tobacco plants can provide an alternative market for North Carolina's tobacco farmers as well as cheaper drugs used in the treatment of cancer and cheaper foods for consumers.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 11 Issue 14, Apr 1993, p9, por Periodical Website
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28471
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Life-sciences companies are using the smallest organism to improve North Carolina’s largest industry, agriculture. The magazine and the N.C. Biotechnology Center assembled a panel of experts who discuss where research on the microbiome stands, how it is being implemented, and what the results will be. Research could make it easier to cultivate crops in harsher conditions, making it easier to feed the world.
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28386
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Cylindrotheca closterium is a diatom commonly found in neritic waters of the Newport River estuary in North Carolina. This study measured diatom growth rates and motility. The results have implications for using diatoms in a variety of biotechnological and commercial applications that would require industrial-scale production including abalone culture.
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28749
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Scientists are genetically modify pigs to contain enough human genes to make their organs available for human transplant. Smithfield Foods Inc. employs many workers on hog farms in the state and is looking to develop hog byproducts for transplantation, medical, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical uses. The current work being done by Smithfield Bioscience and how the new scientific advances might change the industry are discussed.
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29769
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The Research Triangle in North Carolina is composed of 13 counties and is the number one region in country for high-tech and biotechnology area in the country. More than 500 life-science companies from large pharmaceutical giants to small biotech startups make the Research Triangle their home.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p26-27, por, map
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32954
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Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc., located in Raleigh, began operations in 1982 as the only United States plant with the technical capabilities to produce a wide variety of pharmaceutical amino acids. The Japan-based company first developed monosodium glutamate (MSG), is a leader of research, and currently holds sixty-five percent of the world’s amino acids market. Before opening in Raleigh, all amino acids were imported from Japan.
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33578
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Scientists at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have been conducting laboratory research on pollutant biodegradation in subsurface soils for several years. They are investigating aquifer contamination in eastern North Carolina, and testing biotechnology for cleaning up groundwater pollution.