They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
Phil Anderson’s article “More Is Different” describes how different levels of complexity require new ways of thinking. And as the virus multiplies and spreads, that’s just what the human race desperately needs...
The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention
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Hot on the heels of the 2006 Nobel for physiology or medicine for the technology behind RNAi--a procedure for at least partially blocking the translation of a gene into a functional protein--the Nobel Foundation handed out its 2007 prize for the discovery of a procedure for knocking out a specific gene altogether...
by David Dobbs
Editor, Mind Matters Bad memories can seem to have their own power, as if they are independent agents infecting our thoughts and moods...
In the October 2007 issue of Scientific American, we cover a controversial lawsuit that challenges the FDA's system of controlling access to drugs that are still in clinical trials.
From Scientific American editor Gary Stix : The August issue of Scientific American included an article entitled "Race in a Bottle," by Jonathan Kahn, which portrays the development of BiDil, the first "ethnic" drug...
As Steve Mirsky reports in today's 60 Second Science podcast (which you can listen to here -- it will literally only take a minute), preschoolers -- that's 3 to 5 year olds -- consistently reported that food tasted better when it was presented to them in a McDonald's rather than a plain paper bag...
The article "Race in a Bottle" by Jonathan Kahn supplies a critical analysis of the approval of the first ethnic drug, a heart failure medication for African-Americans.
Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor returned to Bulgaria today after serving eight years each of life sentences for allegedly deliberately infecting hundreds of Libyan children with HIV...
Artificial fertilizer was a by-product of the effort to wage deadlier warfare, and sex drives early adoption of new media technologies, so I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that the killer app that finally brings stem cell therapy into the mainstream might be, as one Australian news service so delicately put it: "Lunch break boob jobs."Using fat from the patient's own body to rebuild other areas is not a novel idea, but such reconstructions often fail as the fat is simply reabsorbed.However using fat-derived stem cells appears to overcome this problem, according to the company behind the procedure, Cytori Therapeutics.Quoth the BBC.UPDATE:A PR rep for Cytori Therapeutics, the company behind this technology, just contacted us with the information that (surprise surprise!) the original news items on this technology were a bit, shall we say, sensationalized?...
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