Life Science

Personal Genome Project recruiting

I found the web site of the Personal Genome Project (PGP) while I was looking for genome research that could be applied to cancer prevention and treatment someday. I tried to look deeper into who sponsors the site and why, and discovered that the Harvard Molecular Technology Group & Lipper Center for Computational Genetics is promoting this effort. The Harvard ...

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Oops! How To Correct A Mistake On Your Corporate Blog

Shel Holtz writes in his blog, A shel of my former self, about how two companies used corporate blogs to react to mistakes they made. The example of how Barbara Krause responded should be required reading for anyone interested in corporate blogging.

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Nanotechnology and cancer

Wired Magazine covers nanotechnology and cancer. It states that "the National Cancer Institute, which recently announced two waves of funding for nanotech training and research, sees nanotechnology as vital to its stated goal of ‘eliminating suffering and death from cancer by 2015.’" Wired continues with, "The first cancer nanotech applications will likely involve detection. Nanoparticles could recognize cancer’s molecular signatures, ...

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Biologically inspired design

Take a look at this group that is linked to Georgia Tech – and the Bioneers Southeast Forum coming to Atlanta this week: An interdisciplinary group of scientists and engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently formed the Center for Biologically Inspired Design with "the goal of capitalizing on the rich source of design solutions present in biological processes. ...

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