From the monthly archives:

August 2008

Breast Cancer, Cancer Research, and Obesity

August 28, 2008

Dr. Eva Surmacz is an internationally recognized expert in cancer biology. Dr. Surmacz is the Director of the Obesity and Cancer Program at Sbarro Health Research Organization. Her research interests include the link between obesity and cancer, crosstalk between growth factor and steroid receptors in cancer progression, and development of anti-cancer targeted strategies.
Dr. Surmacz’s research [...]

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Top Ten SciFi Books of All Time

August 23, 2008

This is a highly personal list of Top 10 SCIENCE AND SOCIETY all-time faves -

Assignment in Eternity by Robert Heinlein
The War Against the Rull by A.E. Van Vogt
The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
Dune by Frank Herbert
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Holy Fire by [...]

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Evolution and Genetic Engineering

August 22, 2008

Dr. Michael W. Deem is Professor in Biochemical and Genetic Engineering at Rice University. Dr. Deem works in the areas of evolution and immunology. focusing on biological issues involving randomness, diversity, and correlations.
Dr. Deem has developed a physical theory of the competition that allows HIV to escape from the immune system, and the first exact [...]

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Fractal Geometry – Mathematics and Nature

August 21, 2008

Dr. Benoit Mandelbrot is an internationally acknowledged and recognized mathematician. He originated the field of fractal geometry, and showed how fractals occur in many diverse places, both in nature and mathematics.
Dr. Mandebrot published The Fractal Geometry of Nature (1982), recognized by The American Scientist as one of the most influential science books of the 20th [...]

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Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy

August 19, 2008

Renewable energy – primarily in the form of solar power – may be available on a mass-produced scale within ten years or so. Nanotechnology will have a great deal to do with this breakthrough.
Nanotechnology – building very small machines from even smaller parts – is leading-edge tech at the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology, and [...]

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Climate Change – Sustainable Agriculture

August 18, 2008

Food riots. Worldwide rice shortages. Soaring commodity prices. Putting food on the table is becoming a global problem. Sustainable agriculture may have solutions for some of our most pressing and immediate needs.
Dr. Thomas Tomich is the Director of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute, and Professor of Community Development, Environmental Science, and Policy, at the University of [...]

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Global Warming – Interview with David De Rothschild

August 15, 2008

David De Rothschild is the author of THE LIVE EARTH GLOBAL WARMING SURVIVAL HANDBOOK: 77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change, the 160-page official companion volume to Live Earth, held on 7-7-07.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore was the Chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection and Partner of Live Earth.
David De Rothschild is the [...]

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Interview with Nobel Laureate Dr. Andrew Fire

August 15, 2008

Dr. Andrew Fire is the co-discoverer of RNA interference. He is the 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, and Professor, Departments of Pathology and Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Fire’s lab studies the mechanisms by which cells and organisms respond to genetic change.
The genetic landscape faced by a living cell is constantly changing. [...]

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Cancer Research – Interview with Dr. Francis Barany

August 15, 2008

Dr. Francis Barany is Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Program of Biochemistry and Structural Biology at Cornell/Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City. Dr. Barany is also Director of Mutation Research at the Strang Cancer Prevention Center. He is program director of two multi-center NCI and NIAID grants to develop new methods of [...]

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Genomic Medicine – Interview with Dr. Charis Eng

August 15, 2008

Dr. Charis Eng is Chair and Founding Director of the Genomic Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Eng’s research interests may be broadly characterized as clinical cancer genetics translational research. Her work on RET testing in multiple endocrine neoplasia [...]

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