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Stoppard's new play lifts the lid on brain science

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Altaf Hussain British playwright Tom Stoppard (R) speaks as British director David Hare watches during the annual Literature Festival in Jaipur, capital of India's desert state of Rajasthan in this file photo taken on January 22, 2012.

Stoppard's new play lifts the lid on brain science

reuters.com — "The Hard Problem" is a 100-minute gallop, with no interval, through neurobiology, religion and improbable "black swan" events in financial markets that is both contemporary and timeless. Along the way there are tales of altruistic vampire bats and some good jokes.

AstraZeneca bets on gene editing for broad range of new drugs

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Phil Noble A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014. The academic and commercial tie-ups will allow British-based AstraZeneca to use so-called CRISPR technology across its entire drug discovery platform in areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, respiratory and immune system medicine.

Liberia Ebola vaccine trial "challenging" as cases tumble

af.reuters.com — By Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - A steep fall in Ebola cases in Liberia will make it hard to prove whether experimental vaccines work in a major clinical trial about to start in the country, the head of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Saturday.

Nations’ plans to rein in Web pose free trade risks

dispatch.com — DAVOS, Switzerland - Business leaders pushing for frictionless free trade have something new to worry about: the potential breakup of the Internet, which forms the backbone of the global economy. The issue was a hot topic at last week's World Economic Forum in Davos, and the forum tried to provide a platform for debate over ways to maintain an open, cross-border Web in the face of pressures for national regulation.

Liberia Ebola vaccine trial ‘challenging’ as cases tumble

theglobeandmail.com — A steep fall in Ebola cases in Liberia will make it hard to prove whether experimental vaccines work in a major clinical trial about to start in the country, the head of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Saturday.

Liberia Ebola vaccine trial 'challenging' as cases tumble

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Danny Moloshok Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, speaks in a panel discussion titled ''Getting From Care to Cure'' at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California May 1, 2012.

Davos bosses fret over threats to Internet free trade

torontosun.com — Business leaders pushing for frictionless free trade have something new to worry about: the potential break-up of the Internet, which today forms the backbone of the global economy.

At Davos, fears the Internet will devolve into a fragmented mess

theglobeandmail.com — Business leaders pushing for frictionless free trade have something new to worry about: the potential break-up of the Internet, which today forms the backbone of the global economy. The issue is a hot topic at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, and the forum is seeking to provide a platform for debate over ways to maintain an open, cross-border Web in the face of pressures for national regulation.

Davos bosses fret over threats to Internet free trade

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Ruben Sprich Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone Group, gestures during the session ''The Future of the Digital Economy'' in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 22, 2015. The issue is a hot topic at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, and the forum is seeking to provide a platform for debate over ways to maintain an open, cross-border Web in the face of pressures for national regulation.
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Jan 30, 2015

US proposes effort to analyze #DNA from 1M people; $215M for precision medicine in 2016 budget reut.rs/1tDxLJi #NIH #Obama #pharma

Jan 29, 2015

RT @drbramwell: Nothing like a tragic local news story to make you peckish. Check the small print. pic.twitter.com/PCaZaGefqA

Jan 29, 2015

New #Stoppard play lifts lid on brain science: "If you want something cuddly, try business studies" reut.rs/1zgtXNx @nationaltheatre

Jan 29, 2015

#AstraZeneca bets on 'genetic scissors' for range of new drugs in latest endorsement of #CRISPR by Big #Pharma reut.rs/15TqE4h $AZN

Jan 27, 2015

#GAVI hits $7.5B funding target with $40M to spare as Bill Gates and UK take lead in pledge for children's vaccines reut.rs/1z63GS4

Jan 26, 2015

Safety concerns cloud early promise of powerful new #cancer drugs (CAR-T and bispecific antibodies) reut.rs/1z0sVVW



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