Ginkgo Bioworks Secures $100 Million Series C Investment
Inks Partnerships with Twist Bioscience and Gen9 to Purchase Unprecedented Amount of Synthetic DNA -- 600 Million Base Pairs of DNA to Accelerate Organism Design BOSTON, June 8, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ginkgo Bioworks, an orga... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture CapitalGinkgo Bioworks (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boston Startup Raises $100 Million To Use Synthetic Biology To Design Microbes For Industry
Ginkgo Bioworks, a Boston-based startup that says it is the biggest consumer of synthetic DNA on the planet, just nabbed a big payday. The plan: custom-design living cells for companies in the fragrance, flavor and food industries. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Nutrient for Tinnitus Treatment
If you’re suffering from tinnitus, I’m pretty sure doctors and ENT specialists have told you something like: “I’m afraid you’re just going to have to live with it” or “It’s just age-related hearing loss.” What is tinnitus? Tinnitus, the constant ringing, thundering, whooshing or whistling in the ears, is aggravating and nerve-racking. It robs you of sleep. It shatters your focus and concentration. And it drowns out your hearing, because of all the background noise in your head. Tinnitus is not a disease, but rather a symptom of some other underlying health condition. Ma...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

What's This Ginkgo Stuff You've Been Hearing...
(Source: About.com Generalized Anxiety)
Source: About.com Generalized Anxiety - March 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Living fossils: the plants holding the key to ancient and modern climate change
Despite being (somewhat surprisingly) named after a pubic triangle, Ginkgo biloba can help us understand atmosphere changes over nearly 300 million yearsAsk the average person to name a living fossil, the chances are they will think of the coelacanth, or perhaps horseshoe crabs. However, plant examples of living fossils are all around us, surviving from long before the rise of today’s dominant plants. The flowering plants, or angiosperms, are the basis of our food chain and include grasses and broad-leaved trees. But seed plants such as conifers and cycads, and even ancient spore producers such as ferns and clubmosses, c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Lydon Tags: Science Fossils Biology Evolution Plants Environment Climate change Source Type: news

Living fossils: the plants holding the key to ancient and modern climate change
Despite being (somewhat surprisingly) named after a pubic triangle,Ginkgo bilobacan help us understand atmosphere changes over nearly 300 million yearsAsk the average person to name a living fossil, the chances are they will think of thecoelacanth, or perhapshorseshoe crabs. However, plant examples of living fossils are all around us, surviving from long before the rise of today ’s dominant plants. The flowering plants, or angiosperms, are the basis of our food chain and include grasses andbroad-leaved trees. But seed plants such as conifers and cycads, and even ancient spore producers such as ferns and clubmosses, conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Lydon Tags: Science Fossils Biology Evolution Plants Environment Climate change Source Type: news

'Falling Fruit' Map Helps Foragers Find Their Next Free Meal
The ways we get our food these days sure have changed a lot, with technology dramatically affecting the way we catch or grow our next meal.  So isn't it about time foraging was changed too? An interactive crowd-sourced map called Falling Fruit allows urban foragers to map out and review locations around the world where the public can find free fruits, vegetables and herbs growing in their area. There are also listings for free markets and dumpsters that potentially contain edibles -- 2,181 dumpsters, to be exact. The volunteer-run nonprofit, based out of Boulder, Colorado, currently boasts 1,317 different types ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Falling Fruit' Map Helps Foragers Find Their Next Free Meal
The ways we get our food these days sure have changed a lot, with technology dramatically affecting the way we catch or grow our next meal.  So isn't it about time foraging was changed too? An interactive crowd-sourced map called Falling Fruit allows urban foragers to map out and review locations around the world where the public can find free fruits, vegetables and herbs growing in their area. There are also listings for free markets and dumpsters that potentially contain edibles -- 2,181 dumpsters, to be exact. The volunteer-run nonprofit, based out of Boulder, Colorado, currently boasts 1,317 different types ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot)
Title: ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/31/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 31, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FEMAIL tests Killing Kittens' 'chewable Viagra' gum that promises results in just eight minutes
KK Gum, packed with ginseng, ginkgo and Chinese wolfberry, claims to increase blood-flow to erogenous zones. Phoebe Jackson-Edwards, 24, from London, tests it with her boyfriend Sam Cook. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is in that echinacea herbal pill you are taking?
The new series of BBC2's Trust Me I'm A Doctor decided to find out whether there is actually any ginkgo inside the bottle when it says ginkgo on the lid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portland law firm takes on dietary supplement 'scams'
The Portland law firm Stoll Berne wants to hear from consumers who believe they've been scammed by herbal supplement makers, as precursor to a possible class action lawsuit. The firm is soliciting comments, as a precursor to a possible class action lawsuit over false marketing. The supplements in question include Ginkgo Biloba from Walmart, Echinacea from Walgreens, St. John's Wort from GNC and Valerian Root from Target, among many other store-branded products. The New York State Attorney General's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 19, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

High-tech’s hand-me-downs
Its well known that the regions universities and brainpower, and the flow of millions of dollars of investments, foster the vibrant life sciences community. But so do its failures.Cannibalism is rife within the biotech industry! Barry Canton, a cofounder of Ginkgo Bioworks, wrote in an e-mail. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 6, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

High-tech ’s hand-me-downs
Its well known that the regions universities and brainpower, and the flow of millions of dollars of investments, foster the vibrant life sciences community. But so do its failures.Cannibalism is rife within the biotech industry! Barry Canton, a cofounder of Ginkgo Bioworks, wrote in an e-mail. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 6, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Are There Natural Remedies for Cognitive Aging?
More than 30 countries now have a life expectancy of 80 or more, a dramatic increase over the last half century. This is good news, but it also brings challenges. The aging brain goes through predictable changes, and as a result, old age is usually accompanied by some cognitive decline, even dementia. Happily, some of the risk factors for mental aging are open to intervention. Diet, exercise and mental activity all play a role in healthy aging, but there are also natural pharmaceuticals that may be of use in staving off decline. Psychological scientists Con Stough and Matthew Pase of Swinburne University of Technology, in...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news