I 4 scienziati più famosi italiani

L’Italia spesso, anzi quasi sempre viene nominata per le bellezze artistiche, per le architetture rinascimentali, per i grandi poeti e scrittori Dante, Boccaccio e Petrarca, lasciando in secondo piano personalità e scoperte legate all’ambito scientifico. Eppure ce ne sono tanti, tanti sono i progetti di ricerca in Italia e tanti sono i ricercatori Italiani, anche
Category: Biotechnology

Biotechnology in the Future

Though biotechnology has already been incredibly successful in matters such as food production and curing disease, many people believe that the technology has the ability to do far more. Here we will look at some of the ways in which it could be used to make more progress in the world of medicine. As the
Category: Biotechnology

The Discovery of Penicillin

Perhaps the most famous outcome of biotechnology is penicillin. It was discovered or invented, depending on the point of view, by Alexander Flemming in 1928. However, the story of the discovery actually goes back many previous decades before this. The French doctor Ernest Duchesne found that glaucum, from which penicillin is derived possessed healing properties,
Category: Biotechnology

Biotechnology and Morality

It seems that biotechnology is, in essence, a wonderful thing. We can help cure disease, create enough food to feed large populations and even made the food we eat taste even better. However, from a moral perspective the matter is not that simple. In fact, it is very complicated. Many people object to the use
Category: Biotechnology

Biotechnology in Agriculture

One of the most successful uses of biotechnology is in agriculture. Though this term is used widely, since agriculture can include a diverse number of things, including the cultivation of crops not only for food but also for naturally occurring materials such as wool, cotton and other plant based derivatives. Agriculture also includes animals which
Category: Biotechnology

Biotechnology in Medicine

There are several ways in which biotechnology is used in the world of medicine and health. However, there are a few primary applications where the technology has been most successful and these include pharmaceutical drugs discovery and production as well as gene therapy. First, let’s take a look at the developments regarding drugs production. This
Category: Biotechnology

How Biotechnology Helps Us

How, and even if, biotechnology assists us in society, largely depends on who you ask. However, it is safe to assume that without it there would less food, more disease and our quality of life would be greatly reduced. Though it is important to understand that if biotechnology had not been developed we may have
Category: Biotechnology

A Short History of Biotechnology

The history of biotechnology dates back thousands of years, much longer than the use of the term which was only introduced a little over 100 years ago. The first evidence of biotechnology is in the use of agriculture. This early type of biotechnology has been occurring since the neolithic era when farmers would select the
Category: Biotechnology

What is Biotechnology

Biotechnology is constructed of two common words, bio and technology. Bio comes from biology and therefore can be considered to be anything which is living, in this case, it is more specific to an organism or other micro living systems. Therefore biotechnology can be broadly understood as the use of these organisms in technology and
Category: Biotechnology