J. Craig Venter’s Corporate Strategy? The Scientific Method - NYTimes.com

At Synthetic Genomics, he wants to create living creatures — bacteria, algae or even plants — that are designed from the DNA up to carry out industrial tasks and displace the fuels and chemicals that are now made from fossil fuels.  As a fellow sailor in the waters of SD you know he knows how to tact into the wind too!

J. Craig Venter’s Corporate Strategy? The Scientific Method - NYTimes.com

Cancer Diagnostics – New Ways of Looking at Cancer Progression and Treatment | Biocompare.com

As cancer drugs and other therapeutics become more targeted, which makes them more effective and helps minimize side-effects, it becomes even more crucial to use the right one. New ways to help with that selection ...

Cancer Diagnostics – New Ways of Looking at Cancer Progression and Treatment | Biocompare.com

Scientists find new compound with anti-cancer properties - South India - Kerala - ibnlive


The scientists at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) along with the scientists at the Mayo Clinic, have found that the compound Plumbagin from common ‘koduveli’ plants (Plumbago species) has enough anti-cancer properties to be developed into an effective anti-cancer drug. They found that plumbagin cuts off new blood vessels to cancer cells, affecting its growth and proliferation.  This (I think) is another reflection on the historic work of Dr. David Baltimore and angiogenesis.


The findings have been published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Cancer.

Scientists find new compound with anti-cancer properties - South India - Kerala - ibnlive

Empirical antibacterial treatment of infection with Chlamydophila pneumoniae in Multiple Sclerosis

Link of Chlamydia to Multiple Sclerosis

http://www.davidwheldon.co.uk/ms-treatment1.html

How a virus might make you diabetic later in life

New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Immunity and Ageing shows that CMV infection is a significant risk factor for the type 2 diabetes in the elderly.

How a virus might make you diabetic later in life

Atrial Fibrillation and Dementia: An Association Beyond Stroke?

Recent studies have suggested that Atrial Fibrillation itself is a risk factor for dementia even in the absence of clinical stroke.

Atrial Fibrillation and Dementia: An Association Beyond Stroke?

New all in one HIV pill (4 meds in 1) approved

FDA approved Gilead Sciences' Stribild as a once-a-day treatment to control the virus that causes AIDS.
News from The Associated Press

Doctors envision the day when every patient will have therapy precisely matched to the genetic bull’s-eyes of their own cancers

We are not there yet and today's targeted therapies cost a lot of $

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/08/26/the-cancer-breakthroughs-that-cost-too-much-and-do-too-little.html

With Rise of Gene Sequencing, Ethical Puzzles - NYTimes.com

In laboratories around the world, genetic researchers using tools that are ever more sophisticated to peer into the DNA of cells are increasingly finding things they were not looking for, including information that could make a big difference to an anonymous donor.

With Rise of Gene Sequencing, Ethical Puzzles - NYTimes.com

Human Evolution

More sophisticated wiring, not just a bigger brain, helped humans evolve beyond chimps http://t.co/Zw8oxzk4

What's all this about abortion and rape?

Yikes, I live in a country where a delusional idiot can get elected?

http://www.theonion.com/articles/poll-reveals-you-live-in-country-where-mentally-il,29274/

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