Life Science

Stems sprouting all over

Looks like the passage of Prop. 71 here in California has kicked off a contest to see who’s #1 in stem cell research. Wisconsin just announced its commitment to a stem cell research center at UW to hang on to their researchers, and Tony Blair has said he wants the UK to be the world’s stem cell research leader. Tony’s ...

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Live long and prosper

Ray Kurzweil has published a new book, Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever. Ray is certainly a provocateur. Many of us in the Futuring and Innovation Center group saw him at the World Future Society meeting in Washington, DC, a few months ago. He firmly believes that if you can manage to hang in there another 20 years ...

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CA healthcare policy

Last Tuesday I attended the California Healthcare Policy Forum down at Stanford. It was attended by a lot of representatives of biotech and pharmaceutical companies as well as policy people from CA government.

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        DISEASE-CENTRIC INVESTING ARRIVES   Unit investment trusts take aim at finding cures Clients have long been able to dovetail their investment choices with their environmental, pacifist, SMOKE FREE, or political leanings. Now a new offering allows them to fine-tune their investments to cures of specific diseases. Five unit investment trusts, to distinguish then from open ended mutual ...

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