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Science Policy Around the Web - July 10, 2015

By: Daniël P. Melters, Ph.D.

Big, big data

Big Data: Astronomical or Genomical?

Computing power increases according to Moore’s law, which states that the number of transistors in central processing units (CPUs) double every two years or so. 994 more words


Science Policy Around the Web - June 9, 2015

By: Cheryl Jacobs Smith, Ph.D.

Drug Policy

FDA Backs Experimental ‘Female Viagra’

Amidst previous accusations that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains a gender bias when it comes to treating sexual dysfunction, there may finally be a drug on the market intended to treat… 794 more words


Whole genome sequencing found to rapidly enhance infection control

(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 8 June 2015) Whole genome sequencing can quickly isolate the specific strain of bacteria causing an outbreak, identify the source of contamination, and enable rapid infection prevention to stop the spread of infection, according to a study published today. 43 more words

Clinical Pathology

Aggressive cancers and rapid autopsies

Radio National Health Report Norman Swan, David Bowtell 1 June 2015

Australia has some of the world’s leading ovarian cancer researchers and last week they published an important study in Nature, one of the world’s top science journals. 58 more words

Forensic Pathology

Genomic sequencing technology advances make food poisoning outbreaks easier to control

ABC News | The World Today Will Ockenden 1 June 2015

Advances in the field of genomic sequencing technology mean scientists are able to track listeria food poisoning outbreaks better than ever before. 31 more words

Food Science

New online tool to predict genetic resistance to tuberculosis drugs

(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 27 May 2015) A new TB-Profiler tool, developed by scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, analyses and interprets genome sequence data to predict resistance to 11 drugs used for the treatment of TB. 47 more words