Life Science

Information-based medicine a la IBM

When you think about major healthcare system players does the name IBM come to mind? Probably not, but maybe it should at least as we move into the future. Four years ago Big Blue opened a department on life science to develop the growing market for high-power computing in research. Now they’ve consolidated it with their medical care branch, and, ...

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New journal on nutrition and physical activity

A new “open access” journal (ie, no subscription fees to greedy publishers) is starting up focusing on nutrition, physical activity and behavior. It’s a peer-reviewed publication with quantitative research. Not surprisingly it’s called: The International Journal of Behvioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. It’s purpose statement: The IJBNPA is an open access, international and peer-reviewed journal devoted to furthering the understanding ...

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Clinical trials going to India

I’ve mentioned a couple of times before that drug companies are beginning to move their clinical trials to India and that India is eager to get the business. An article in today’s Wall Street Journal give some insight into this emerging practice.

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Here's a big one: Human Clone Produces Stem Cells

Wired News is reporting that it was announced at the AAAS meeting that an article to be published in the Feb. 13 Science will show that researchers have managed to produce a human clone by nuclear transfer that is the first one reported to have produced hundreds of stem cells. No sperm, no embryo from fertilization. This is a huge ...

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