Revolution in personalized medicine is coming

The need for personalized therapies abound.

It is the dawn of a new age of personalized medicine.  The interpretation of the human genome will transform medicine.   We are moving into the data-driven medicine of tomorrow.  Soon, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and most importantly, prevention will be tailored to individuals’ genetic and phenotypic information.

 

 

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Foucault’s Pendulum Cable Snaps, Causing Irreparable Damage

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A grand experiment comes crashing down.

The original 1851 Foucault’s Pendulum at the Paris Technical museum fell from its cable, causing irreparable damage to the 28 kg brass bob.

The original pendulum, which was used by French scientist Leon Foucault to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth and which forms an integral part of [Umberto] Eco’s novel’s labyrinthine plot, has been irreparably damaged in an accident in Paris.The pendulum’s cable snapped last month and its sphere crashed to the marble floor of the Musee des Arts et Metiers…

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Australia Will Lose 50% of it’s Agricultural Professionals in the Next 5 Years

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50% of Australia’s agricultural professionals set to retire in the next 5 years

Australia is set to lose up to half of its agricultural science and business professionals in the next five years, industry leaders have warned.  As scientists predict the dawn of a new agricultural revolution, up to 50 per cent of the industry’s professionals are approaching retirement age.

 

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Breakthough to Unleash Solar Revolution

 Breakthough to Unleash Solar Revolution

Daniel Nocera has developed a simple method to split water molecules and produce oxygen gas

In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy for use when the sun doesn’t shine. (Video)

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A Revolution in Lithium-ion Battery Technology

A Revolution in Lithium-ion Battery Technology

A123’s battery is made from nanoparticles of lithium iron phosphate modified with trace metals

A123’s batteries will make lithium-ion technology practical for the auto industry. Instead of cobalt oxide, they use an electrode material made from nanoparticles of lithium iron phosphate modified with trace metals. The resulting batteries are unlikely to catch fire, even if crushed in an accident. They are also much hardier than conventional lithium-ion batteries: A123 predicts that they will last longer than the typical lifetime of a car.

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