Articles to read….

Posted: September 10, 2012 in Ethics, Events, Policy, Science

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019068219_molecularlab05m.html

“A new, $77 million molecular engineering building at the University of Washington is the centerpiece of a new institute that is working to find new ways to cure diseases and create renewable energy.”

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/09/05/160599136/scientists-unveil-google-maps-for-human-genome

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/09/fighting-about-encode-and-junk.html

“Scientists unveiled the results of a massive international project Wednesday that they say debunks the notion that most of our genetic code is made up of so-called junk DNA.”

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hantavirus.htm

Death count from Hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite increases.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/09/04/160395259/why-organic-food-may-not-be-healthier-for-you

“A new studypublished in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds scant evidence of health benefits from organic foods.”

http://www.npr.org/2012/09/04/160393303/as-temps-rise-cities-combat-heat-island-effect

“More than 20,000 high-temperature records have been broken so far this year in the United States. And the heat is especially bad in cities, which are heating up about twice as fast as the rest of the planet.”

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/09/uk-government-re-allocates-10-million-of-science-budget-to-push-for-open-access.html

“British science minister David Willetts today announced that he had found £10 million (US$16 million) from assorted crumbs of unused science budget, which he would give to research-intensive universities to help make their research findings freely available.”

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/09/biomarker-predicts-recovery-from-a-type-of-depression.html

“People who live with clinical depression must also suffer the ‘trial and error’ approach that psychiatrists take when prescribing antidepressants. Now, a studypublished this week signifies the beginning of the end of guesswork. In it, a blood test predicts who will respond well to a novel treatment for depression, and who might even fare worse.”

http://blog.ucsusa.org/oregon-my-oregon-leading-the-way-on-reducing-oil-use-through-a-clean-fuels-program/

“Hats off to Oregon – the land of locally sourced chicken, a frightening number of ghost towns, and now – a model low carbon fuel program.”

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Comments
  1. argylesock says:

    Thanks for giving us this summary. Reading it it like watching the news headlines on television – quick but informative.

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