Pro Chile invites BIO 2014 (limited spaces)

A great opportunity to show the world promoting services and projects related to the biotechnology industry.

2014 BIO International Convention

In 2014 BIO International Convention is moving to San Diego , California. Registration opens January 2014 . Convention highlights the vibrant biotechnology industry in California.

Fundación Biociencia: pioneering research of extremophiles in Latin America

More and more companies are turning to advances in biotechnology to improve industrial processes and it is being used by Chilean researchers.

Fundación Chile and AEON Biogroup, with funding from CORFO, invite you to the Second International Seminar Microalgae: A New Nutrition for Humanity.


How Much Protein Can the Body Absorb?


Scientific American presents Nutrition Diva by Quick & Dirty Tips. Scientific American and Quick & Dirty Tips are both Macmillan companies.

Nutrition Diva reader Thomas writes:
“Some people claim that the body can’t absorb more than 20-30 grams of protein at a time. Others insist that your body utilizes all the protein you take in. Who is right? Is a post-workout shake with 50 grams of protein a waste?”

This idea that the body can only utilize a certain amount of protein at one read more

Gilead Sales Double on $1,000 Hepatitis C Pills


It turns out you can make real money selling $1,000 pills. That’s what Gilead Sciences (GILD) discovered in the quarter since the debut of Sovaldi, its hepatitis C treatment that has drawn attention for both its advances over existing therapies and its high price tag.

Sovaldi sales helped Gilead reach $4.9 billion in product revenue in the first quarter, double the same period in 2013. Revenue of $2.27 billion from the drug was double analysts’ estimates, Bloomberg News reported. A 12-week course of read more

Top 10 functional food trends for 2014

Insights on the top 10 functional food trends for 2014 have been recently published, based on data from a multitude of industry resources. The article details many of the social and physical benefits of trends and choices people have when grocery shopping.

The April 2014 issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) features Contributing Editor A. Elizabeth Sloan’s insights on the top 10 functional food trends for 2014. Sloan gathers data from a read more

Researchers identify a new variant of Ebola virus in Guinea


In a new article, researchers have published their initial findings on the characteristics of the Ebola virus discovered in Guinea. Initial virological investigations enabled them to identify Zaire ebolavirus as the pathogen responsible for this epidemic.

In an article which appeared in The New England journal of Medicine on 16 April, researchers from Inserm (Jean Mérieux-Inserm BSL-4 Laboratory, Lyon) and the Institut Pasteur have published their initial findings on the characteristics of read more

For an immune cell, microgravity mimics aging


Telling someone to “act your age” is another way of asking him or her to behave better. Age, however, does not always bring improvements. Certain cells of the immune system tend to misbehave with age, leaving the elderly more vulnerable to illness. Because these cells are known to misbehave similarly during spaceflight, researchers are studying the effects of microgravity on immune cells to better understand how our immune systems change as we age.

NASA and the National Institute on Aging, read more