Ray Kurzweil

Take The Shot

Is the so-called Novel Swine Influenza A (H1N1) a fluke? Is it about to disappear from the landscape as another 'could have been' red-herring danger like the bird flu that failed to materialize? The answer to these questions is definitely 'no!'

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Delays in UK child brain tumor diagnosis

Significant numbers of children in the UK are suffering from preventable levels of disability, particularly blindness, and premature death because of poor diagnosis of brain tumours.

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Assisted reproductive techniques alter the expression of genes that are important for metabolism

7/28/09, Portland, OR. Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds that assisted reproductive techniques alter the expression of genes that are important for metabolism and the transport of nutrients in the placenta of mice.

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Study sheds light on social brain development

The capacity to figure out what others are thinking and what they mean is an ability unique to people that's central to our lives. A new study on the neural mechanisms that govern these abilities sheds light on the relation between how people and groups interact, on the one hand, and how the brain develops and functions, on the other.

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Human genetics: One gene, twenty years

During the day, Lap-Chee Tsui and Francis Collins were attending a gene-mapping workshop. At night they were scrutinizing the pages churning out of a fax machine they had set up in a dorm room.

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