September 2012 Archive

New horizons in sexual medicine

Written By Sri Lanka Guardian on May 1, 2011 | 1:47 AM [Text of talk given by Emeritus Professor Carlo Fonseka at the International Symposium organized jointly by the Sri Lanka ...

Food additives: Take note of what you take in

Bulking agents, glazing agents, stabilizers, thickeners, artificial flavourings; these are just some of the things we maybe consuming on a daily basis, with long term negative effects, warns Consultant Dietician ...

David Morris: Corporate Crime Does Pay

September 4, 2012 With penalties laughably low, what should we expect but continued criminal activity on the part of corporations? Image from Flickr via @NYCphotos-flickr By David Morris By arrangement with On the Commons Almost ...
WARS SONGS: Rap, Hip-Hop and Youth in Eastern Congo

The Rappers of Rutshuru

Photographs by Agata Pietron for July 16, 2012 Making music in war-torn Eastern Congo. The town of Rutshuru in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been run back and forth over the ...

Building Cheap Batteries to Circumvent the Grid

Startup Aquion prepares to ramp up production of products for storing power in remote microgrids. Kevin Bullis Monday, September 10, 2012 To reduce costs, Aquion has decided to do all of its ...

From No Doctor to E-Doctors in Rural India

A telemedicine company brings $1 virtual checkups to poor countries. Emily Singer Thursday, September 15, 2011 Real medicine: Villagers wait to consult an Internet doctor. Healthpoint Services There aren't too many doctors in the village ...

Nathan Myhrvold: The Wealthy Should Fund Innovation

The former chief technology officer of Microsoft on why he's backing the nuclear energy startup TerraPower. 14 comments Nathan Myhrvold Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Dr. Yes: Nathan Myhrvold is a founder of TerraPower. Intellectual Ventures For ...

The Link Between a Father’s Age and Autism

Kari Stefansson says his genetic research company has shown that older fathers pass many more DNA mutations to their children. Antonio Regalado Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Top decoder: Kari Stefansson is CEO ...

Human Stem Cells Found to Restore Memory

StemCells Inc. hopes a clinical trial of its proprietary stem cells in rodents will lead to a clinical trial with Alzheimer's patients. Susan Young Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Neurosphere: StemCells is testing ...

Company Aims to Cure Blindness with Optogenetics

The technique would retrain cells that typically don't respond to light. Susan Young Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Kiji McCafferty One biotech startup wants to restore vision in blind patients with a gene therapy ...

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