February 26, 1989 |
If some bioengineers have their way, cows, goats and sheep could become drug factories of the future, producing pharmaceutical products from their milk at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. Integrated Genetics Inc., a leader in this area of research, has already produced the costly drug, tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), in the milk of mice and is now experimenting with goats. If the Framingham, Mass.
September 12, 1985 |
Vegetable protein sources have proven effective in reducing cholesterol levels and lowering the risk of arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, according to a recently published report. The findings were discussed this week by researchers from the Wistar Institute at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting in Chicago. A team composed of David Klurfeld and David Kritchevsky studied two sets of laboratory animals.
November 9, 1989 |
Imagine you work for the water company and you are called on to find the single leaking faucet in the United States. That, says molecular biologist Francis Collins of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is the magnitude of the task he faced when he set out in 1985 to find the defective gene that causes cystic fibrosis, a fatal disease that is characterized by a buildup of mucus in the lungs.