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This is the point.

Yesterday the European Space Agency successfully landed the Philae lander on comet 67P. Anyone can appreciate that it’s an astonishing technical achievement, but a recurring theme I have noticed on various news article comments and discussion boards is that there’s a significant proportion of the population who just don’t see the point. 778 more words


11:30AM 11/12/2014 - Personalized Medicine Coalition Award & Award Recipient Speech @10th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference at the Harvard Medical School, Boston

11:30AM 11/12/2014 – 10th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference at the Harvard Medical School, Boston

REAL TIME Coverage of this Conference by Dr. Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN – Director and Founder of LEADERS in PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, Boston… 402 more words

Personalized Medicine & Genomic Research

Helplessness Blues

Yet another reply to an attack on science and science funding. Though I disagree with the sentiment in the last sentence, this is pretty spot on. 212 more words

Science Funding

HappiLabs on Illinois Business This Week

CEO and Founder of HappiLabs, Tom Ruginis, was interviewed by Illinois Business This Week, a Chicago-based news show. Watch to learn about the history, current state, and future of HappiLabs. 37 more words


In Defense of Basic Science

Watch this.

Much of this fantastic research has been done by an alumna from my department, Dr. Patricia Brennan. Yesterday, as a culminating event of our department’s 50th anniversary weekend, she led a special discussion in defense of basic science. 358 more words


Evidence and the Marketing of the HPV Vaccine

Abby Lippman, Alana Cattapan, and Kelly Holloway argue for rigorous, conflict-free research into the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine and for a critical approach to its use. 807 more words

Public Health

The slow demise of UK science research

Sometimes I wonder about the future of British science.  There can be no doubt, that Britain has contributed a lot to the scientific world. From Isaac Newton, to Alan Turing, from Dorothy Hodgkins to Tim Berners-Lee, we always seem to be at the forefront of scientific endeavour.   1,150 more words