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Curing Parkinson's with Pixie Dust

I wrote a post back in 2013 that quoted the average cost of drug development: $1.2 billion over 15 years.  Four years later, it’s probably more than that, but the point is still the same: it would appear to cost way  too much and take way too long to come up with the next wonder drug to fight Parkinson’s. 272 more words

Parkinson's Research

8 Feb 2017 (AFR) - Recovery coming despite Trump, not because of him; AFR Business Summit speaker Jim O'Neill says that the world economy is very resilient

(8 February 2017, AFR, p39, by Jim O’Neill)

‘Disconcerting political developments in the United States and Britain might lead one to conclude that an already challenged world economy will struggle even more in the near term. 234 more words

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Trump's FDA Pick Could Undo Decades of Safeguards - February 5, 2017

President Trump’s vow to overhaul the Food and Drug Administration could bring major changes in policy, including steps to accelerate the process of approving new prescription drugs, setting up a clash with critics who say his push for deregulation might put consumers at risk. 96 more words

Trump Is Considering an Insane Silicon Valley Libertarian to Head the FDA

As far as tasks preserved at the top of our impenetrable administration go, the head of the Fda is quite crucial. The chief of the FDA is accountable for setting the course of a company that supervises the security and effectiveness of a substantial selection of items that Americans utilize… – #DonaldTrump, #Fda, #JimOneill, #PeterThiel, #Science – #donaldtrump, #fda, #jimoneill, #peterthiel, #Science http://htzine.net/donald-trump/trump-is-considering-an-insane-silicon-valley-libertarian-to-head-the-fda/

Trump Bump?

I am listening to talking heads on TV discussing the first debate between Trump and Clinton, and I have to shake my head in wonder.  Do these morons never learn?  250 more words


The Goldman Sachs economist who coined the term BRIC is helping tackle the antimicrobial resistance crisis

Each year, the United Nations General Assembly meets to discuss the most pressing problems affecting people around the world. In its 70-year history, public health has only been discussed three times: once each for HIV, Ebola, and non-communicable disease such as obesity and diabetes. 895 more words

antibiotic resistance

Since their discovery, antibiotics have proved to be extremely successful in curing disease and illnesses. Those illnesses and diseases that were fatal are now easily treatable. 441 more words