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WORTHINGTON — Snow and high winds may have kept attendance down for the first day of the ninth annual Regional Bioscience Conference in Worthington Thursday, but speakers still drew numerous questions in their field of expertise in topics ranging from research in cancer treatment to livestock genomics.
WORTHINGTON — The day before the annual Regional Bioscience Conference kicks off, high school students from four area high schools participated in multiple hands-on labs designed to teach them about areas of science they might not be exposed to in the classroom.
WORTHINGTON — Ongoing research in the beef industry may one day soon make it possible for producers to grow cattle that produce meat containing lean protein and good fats yet still provide the great taste today’s consumers look for at the meat counter.
WORTHINGTON — Ten years ago, the city of Worthington had a vision.
Its hope was to improve and grow the biosciences to help create opportunities within the city. Ensuing discussions, in turn, led to the establishment of the Bioscience Park, as well as the Biotechnology Advancement Center (BAC).
WORTHINGTON — Further verification of Newport Laboratories’ mission, quality and growth arrived Wednesday in the form of a new honor bestowed by the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine
Cheryl Matter is senior program director at BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota
WORTHINGTON — The campus of UCLA may be far removed from the southwest Minnesota prairie, but it’s not difficult for Cheryl Matter to draw comparisons between the two.
Research laboratory is next project slated for completion
WORTHINGTON — What began as a challenge from the Blandin Foundation nine years ago — a challenge for Worthington city leaders to identify an economic development opportunity within the community — has now grown to include a bioscience curriculum at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, development of the Biotechnology Advancement Center in the bioscience park, an annual Bioscience Conference and a heightened awareness of research and entrepreneurial opportunities that exist in the growing industry
$900,000 in funds needed for bioscience center
WORTHINGTON — Whether they help middle school and high school students develop an appreciation for science, or teach them the skills to one day work in a laboratory, those behind an initiative to complete the bioscience training and testing center in Worthington have two goals in mind — to build a science-minded workforce and the jobs to go along with it.
WORTHINGTON — If there were two messages Steven Burrill hoped to leave with the audience Friday morning at the seventh annual Regional Bioscience Conference, it’s that young people today need to embrace science, and that we all will see more changes in technology in the next decade than we’ve seen in the last 2,010 years.
Dr. Peter Vitiello, assistant scientist from Sanford Children’s Health Research Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., gives a presentation on vital molecules Wednesday during Pre-Regional Bioscience Conference Experiment Labs at Worthington High School.
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