With only a cotton swab from their patient’s nose or mouth, the new diagnostic panel will allow physicians to make better decisions about which medications will be effective. Some drugs, such as Tamiflu (oseltamivir), only work on certain types of viruses.
“Today there is no patient money in Silicon Valley,” he says. “And that means that there isn’t enough time to make a similar kind of breakthrough.”
Teams struggling to raise money to compete in the Google Lunar X Prize may get an influx of cash from proposed new prizes worth a combined $14 million.
*Disclosure: I sometimes write for Nature Publishing Group and have friends both there and at PLoS.
Gates cashes in: Microsoft chairman Bill Gates sold 1 million shares of Microsoft stock last Friday at prices ranging from $26.155 to $26.38 each, the company said in a series of regulatory filings.
Attaining the American dream is a function of intelligence, capability, personal choice, work ethic, achievement, upbringing and luck. And it should come as no surprise that those born into wealth have a better chance than those born into poverty. But that is by no means the only or determining factor. It’s simply a headwind, no more, no less.
Russia’s National Security Council has made public plans to create a new Arctic military force to defend the country’s interests in the disputed polar region.
Nuhu Ribadu, head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, says cash and assets worth more than $700 million were recovered from suspects between May 2003 and June 2004. More than 500 suspects have been arrested, more than 100 cases are before the courts and 500 others are under investigation, he said.
__Beyond DVD: __The Japanese unit of Microsoft said the company’s next-generation operating system, Longhorn, would be compatible with HD DVD, an advanced form of DVD technology.
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In case you missed GameStorm this past weekend and you’re wondering whether to register for next year’s event (March 21-24, 2013: mark your calendars!), I thought I’d give you a run-down of what my weekend was like. It’s certainly a much smaller venue than, say, Origins or GenCon, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth attending (particularly if you live in the Pacific Northwest). There are fewer vendors and publishers here: it’s not primarily about showing the latest and greatest board games. Instead, GameStorm is really focused on, well, playing games.