IBM Unveils Innovations That Will Change Our Lives In The Next Five Years

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Unveiled today, the third annual “IBM Next Five in Five” is a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years.

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Combo Pills: Treat Several Ailments In One Medication

Combo Pills:  Treat Several Ailments In One Medication 

Popping so many pills that you sometimes forget to take a medication? The drug companies think they have the answer: combination pills, which aim to treat several ailments in one medication. Indeed, dozens of combo pills are in the works to combat a range of ailments, from asthma and heart disease to arthritis and severe heartburn, by merging at least two medications into one.

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How To Detect Olympic Cheats

How To Detect Olympic Cheats 

Athletes using performance-enhancing drugs can’t stay ahead of detection methods for very long.

Athletes aren’t the only ones racing against the clock this week in Beijing. A team of skilled scientists is working 24 hours a day at a drug-testing lab in Beijing’s Olympic Sports Center, analyzing approximately 4,500 blood and urine samples for banned substances. Their work is part of an ever-evolving arms race between scientists and sports cheats who try to stay one step ahead of the latest detection methods.

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Minds Of Cells Can Be Penetrated By Little b

Minds Of Cells Can Be Penetrated By Little b 

A new computational language, which can describe biology like a biologist, has been developed by Jeremy Gunawardena, director of the Virtual Cell Program in Harvard Medical School. This would help researchers in studying drug interactions among other things, right on the computer.

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