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Geek of the Week: Software engineer Jesse Johnston is making medicine smarter

Can ResearchGate really be the Facebook of science?

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Ijad Madisch, the CEO and co-founder of Berlin startup ResearchGate, likes to work with hard evidence. Perhaps it’s no surprise for the Harvard-trained virologist, who traded in a promising medical research career to launch the social network for scientists. But still, in a world where the impact of social networks...
Can ResearchGate really be the Facebook of science?

Long-shot distributed data center project in Canada like SETI for mobile

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A California company has an ambitious plan to capitalize on all the idle compute cores in the small Canadian city of <a href="“>Stratford, Ontario, and make them work together as a distributed data center, according to an article that appeared Thursday on VentureBeat. The concept of distributed computing is not...
Long-shot distributed data center project in Canada like SETI for mobile

Google Fiber's Next Stop: Austin, Texas

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We know that your time is valuable and so we’ve always focused on speed — from search to Gmail, Chrome to Android. Two years ago, we announced that we’d be bringing Google Fiber to Kansas City to show what’s possible with super fast Internet access, and since November we’ve been...
Google Fiber's Next Stop: Austin, Texas
Bill Gates joins $35M round in ResearchGate to make science more open
Early treatment sometimes lets the body keep HIV in check

Clinical trials startup TrialReach doses up on $3.1m funding led by Octopus Investments

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TrialReach, a startup focused on making clinical trials more accessible for members of the public who may want to take part in them, has today announced a £2 million ( $3.1 million) funding round in order to further develop its product. TrialReach is designed to help medical research firms recruit...
Clinical trials startup TrialReach doses up on $3.1m funding led by Octopus Investments

Peter Thiel: Death Is A Problem That Can Be Solved

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Venture capitalist and billionaire Peter Thiel is financing medical research that would possibly extend the human lifespan to 150 years or more. "There are all these people who say that death is natural, it's just part of life, and I think that nothing can be further from the truth,"...
Peter Thiel: Death Is A Problem That Can Be Solved

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
We're all mutants now
Site plagiarizes blog posts, then files DMCA takedown on originals
New algorithm maps cancer cells like nodes on a social network

How everyday people can help fight disease with data

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In the 21st century, data will likely drive medical research as much as lab work — if not more — and citizen volunteers might just be the best data sources around. Another example of how citizens can help came to light on Monday with a partnership between the online health...
How everyday people can help fight disease with data

The Next 'Megatrend' In Startups

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Social commerce and wearable tech are just a couple areas where entrepreneurs have been innovating. Now another big trend is emerging in tech. SV Angel, an early stage investor in hundreds of startups, says it's going to start investing  heavily in a "Health Informatics," the intersection of biology and software....
The Next 'Megatrend' In Startups
Facebook, Apple, Google moguls found massive award for research into 'extending human life'

Researchers develop cell spray to repair hearts, healthy dose of electricity included

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Spray-on solutions have found a place in green technology and even in transmitting radio waves, and they're no strangers to medical research, either. Researchers at the British Heart Foundation are working on a bioelectric spray composed of heart cells to help mend that most vital of organs. Because the...
Researchers develop cell spray to repair hearts, healthy dose of electricity included

Chemical Patent Searches? There's an API for that!

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When I think of APIs, I tend to think of mostly end-user data being passed back and forth between consumer websites and various client apps. Automated uploading to Flickr, for example, or consuming Twitter data in some way. I don’t think of chemical patent searches. SureChem just announced an API...
Chemical Patent Searches? There's an API for that!

Robots, part III

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Robots continue to grow in their importance amongst law enforcement, military use, medical research and care, space exploration and entertainment, among other tasks. Robots recently in the news include Russia's decades-old Lunokhod rovers - recently photographed from Lunar orbit, the naming of "Curiosity", NASA's next Mars rover, and a robotic...
Robots, part III

NHS patient records to revolutionise medical research in Britain

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Scientists to hunt for lifesaving information buried in cradle-to-grave data collected by GPs and hospitals A revolution in medical research in Britain is to give academics and the life sciences industry unparalleled access to the cradle-to-grave health records of about 52 million people in England.Studies of NHS records first revealed...
NHS patient records to revolutionise medical research in Britain
It's alive! Researchers use 3D printer to create human-like cells

Booting Up: Sheryl Sandberg is Leaning In on Women, Work and Leadership

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Former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once asked Sheryl Sandberg if she was a “pom-pom girl.” If Mr. O’Neill were alive today, the Facebook COO would tell him she’s “a pom-pom girl for feminism,” she writes in her forthcoming book.  [WSJ] Talk about chutzpah. An Indian website plagiarized...
Booting Up: Sheryl Sandberg is Leaning In on Women, Work and Leadership
Gene research in the cloud could help cure diseases in the lab
How the Sequester Will Affect Science and Technology
Could phantom limb therapy lead to more sensory video games?

NYU loses lab mice, years of medical research to Sandy

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Because of power outages and flooding, the school has reportedly lost biological material stored in coolers, and lab mice kept in the basement of one of its animal research facilities. [Read more]...
NYU loses lab mice, years of medical research to Sandy
Motif Investing rolls out social, do it yourself stock investing

Donated genetic data 'privacy risk'

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Researchers have identified people in the US who anonymously donated their DNA for use in medical research - raising concerns about privacy....
Donated genetic data 'privacy risk'
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison buys small Hawaiian island, reportedly for $500-$600 million
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