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The holidays weren’t my healthiest.
By healthy, I don’t mean that I made poor choices with diet and exercise. Actually, I just stayed pretty sick over the holidays, thanks to my family swapping illnesses.
But now that the aches and coughs are gone, the time made me appreciate all that goes into the industry of keeping people healthy. So here’s my homage to a few sites that do a good job in the area of biotech.
Bioengineer.org is a site that puts health, wellness, biotechnology, and bioengineering in the forefront.
Stories that caught my eye include: £1.5 million for clinical research brings new hope in the fight against brain tumours, Plant phytolith and water content influence rate of tooth enamel abrasion in vertebrates, and Longer siesta on bright days.
Follow Bioengineer.org on Facebook.
Nature.com has a great biotech portal.
“Biotechnology is a broad discipline in which biological processes, organisms, cells or cellular components are exploited to develop new technologies,” the site says. “New tools and products developed by biotechnologists are useful in research, agriculture, industry and the clinic.”
Follow @nature on Twitter.
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) is the flagship publication of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The magazine was launched in 1980; its editorial coverage provides insight across the entire bioproduct lifecycle, including drug discovery, bioprocessing, translational medicine, and gene editing.
Posts to read right now include PATH: New Organization Fostering AI, Automation and Healthcare, Gut Microbiome–Pomegranate Partnership Reduces Colitis, and Key Life Science Industry Trends in 2019.
Follow @GENbio on Twitter.
BIOtechNow is a site of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
I like this site a lot. I found several posts incredibly interesting — it was hard to select my favorites.
But here goes: 4 Facts About Using Genetics in Pursuit of a More Perfect Christmas Tree, Using Biotechnology to Tackle Deadly Mosquito-Borne Illnesses, and Inventor Unlocks Method to Plant Sugars Into Environmentally-Friendly Fuel.
Follow @IAmBiotech on Twitter.