Monthly Archives: April 2015

29 04, 2015

Biotech: Regional Sense of Rivalry

By |2015-04-29T10:54:33+05:30April 29th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia region (MD-DC-VA) – home to federal agencies that underwrite publicly funded research and regulate the biomedical and biotechnology industries—is beset with biotech envy. Leaders from local universities and companies want it to become an entrepreneurial powerhouse within the industry, more on a par with Cambridge, Mass., San Francisco or San Diego, and they are taking steps to implement those hopes. Working together for biodiversity:Regional and international initiatives contributing to achieving and measuring progress towards the target.In adopting the Strategic Plan for the Convention, the sixth meeting […]

28 04, 2015

Pharmacist Career Paths in the Pharma Industry

By |2015-04-28T10:41:30+05:30April 28th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Recent scientific discoveries are opening up exciting opportunities for scientists in the field of personalized healthcare.Dr Maria Orr is a molecular geneticist by training and Dr Thorsten Gutjahr is a molecular biologist by training. Both of them have successfully made the transition from academia to industry and are now leading the charge to bring innovative targeted medicines to the patients who will benefit most. The pharmaceutical industry is a scientific field involved with the development and manufacture of medicinal drugs. Prescription drugs brings in hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide […]

27 04, 2015

Hubble and the cosmic sublime in poetry

By |2015-04-27T14:05:04+05:30April 27th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Twenty-five years ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope commenced its operations — following a series of frustrating setbacks that didn’t end even after it was locked into a low-Earth orbit.Design on the telescope began in 1978, with a projected launch date sometime in 1983. This had to be pushed back to 1984 and then 1986 when the project ran over budget — and when the construction of the Optical Telescope Array and the mirror inside it was mismanaged, causing the schedule to slip further and further behind. Almost a decade […]

24 04, 2015

The story behind the buyout

By |2015-04-24T12:24:45+05:30April 24th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Ananyo Bhattacharya this week brings Futures a disturbing tale of strange goings on at the stock exchange in his story The buyout. As well as being a former editor at Nature, Ananyo has appeared in Futures before, with his story about the bizarre world of expectancy theory, which also appeared in the Futures 2 e-book anthology. Now community editor at The Economist, you can find out what Ananyo’s up to by following him on Twitter. Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform based in the United States. The company’s stated mission […]

23 04, 2015

Coral Reefs at London’s Natural History Museum

By |2015-04-23T11:57:33+05:30April 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

A live coral reef and a panoramic virtual dive are just some of the amazing sights in store for visitors to the new exhibition, Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea. It runs at the Natural History Museum, 27 March, in partnership with Catlin Group Limited. The exhibition tells the story of how corals play an essential role, not just for animals that live in and around them, but also for human well-being.Two hundred and fifty specimens from the Museum’s coral, fish and marine invertebrate collection are featured, alongside stunning images […]