Life Science

The Ortiz de Solorzano Lab

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet with Carlos Ortiz de Solorzano, PhD, staff scientist in the Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. His research involves doing three-dimensional quantitative analysis of cellular and structural changes in breast tissue, as it progresses from normal to malignant conditions. His lab site reads: The main goal of my lab ...

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Experts say new biotech age looms

Experts say new biotech age looms Biotech a tsunami? Interesting comment: Juan Enriquez, director of Harvard University Business School’s Life Science Project, promised a tsunami wave. Enriquez proclaimed the 21st century as Biological Century. Indeed, biotechnology has surpassed IT as the leading source of U.S. patents. “You can get off the boat [ignore progress] or you can accept what is ...

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Monkey business

If you’re planning to get those Neiman Marcus bots, here’s the perfect companion: a wired monkey that can move a robotic arm with its “thoughts.” Seriously, it’s not trivial if what they claim is true. The interface between complex nervous tissue and control of devices is evidently making progress.

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Linking processes of evolution and cancer

Regions of genes may be hotspots for gentic change in evolution and in cancer. Once again evidence suggests the basic mechanisms of cancer are intertwined with the basic mechanisms of life.

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