Tag Archives: Harvard University

Broad Institute, UC Berkeley fight CRISPR patent battle for untold $$$; hey IRS: where does nonprofit college end and for-profit business begin?

The News: The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Wednesday (February 15, 2017) ruled in favor of the Broad Institute (Cambridge MA) of Harvard University and MIT regarding certain CRISPR-Cas9 patents,… Read more »

Female doctors edge males with better patient outcomes; simmer down gentleman, and perhaps learn, then do something

New research estimates that if all physicians were female, 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year (among Medicare patients alone). But salaries for female physicians average some $20,000–eight percent–lower than male… Read more »

Survey shows one in eight pilots admits suffering from depression; doesn’t this matter, or will Google come to the rescue?

Hundreds of commercial airline pilots worldwide may be flying with untreated depression because they fear being grounded or losing their jobs, a new survey suggests. The anonymous survey of about… Read more »

Paper Disc Can Quickly Detect Zika Virus

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A paper-based rapid test for the Zika virus has been introduced by a consortium of research groups, according to The New York Times. The core of the test kit is… Read more »

Suicide in the United States Has Surged to the Highest Levels in Nearly 30 years

Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults…. Read more »