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A Stock Market Crash and the Onset of Ice Age: Disaster Siblings?

That is indeed a strange title. But stranger are the ways of stock markets.

While financial analysts can guide you through the daily ups and downs of a stock market, accurate forecast of an imminent crash is still a dream. 973 more words


Calls and New Stuff

I’m leaving to Ireland to attend the ESSE conference in just a few hours but before I go, I thought I’d give a heads up on some interesting recent CfPs (that’s Call for Papers in Academese) and publications that have come my way, in case some of the readers are interested. 1,176 more words


Here’s a new gene editing strategy to treat genetic blood disorders

If you’re taking a road trip across the country, you have a starting point and an ending point. How you go from point A to point B could be one of a million different routes, but the ultimate outcome is the same: reaching your final destination. 920 more words

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AU/NZ: Innovations in fresh produce safety conference a resounding success

The Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia & New Zealand organised an impressive line-up of speakers to present at its third annual Fresh Produce Safety Conference at the University of Sydney on 10 August. 602 more words


New guidelines for ovarian cancer treatment from the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

A new guideline issued by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provides evidence-based recommendations on whether to use chemotherapy or surgery in the initial treatment of women with epithelial ovarian cancer. 127 more words

Back towards the Track

The last couple of blog posts have been a little negative but I thought I’d write a quick little post on a slightly more positive note. 253 more words