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Entries for September 2014

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Many scientists are leaving their fields as funding for biomedical research continues to dwindle.  More conservative thinking is safer to get funding and we are losing some "outside of the box" thinking that has led to many breakthroughs in science in the past.  To read more or listen to this NPR piece, copy and paste the following URL:  http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/09/09/34...

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Retta Beery posted on September 11, 2014
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AbbVie and Calico, a life science company created by Google, are spending $1.5 billion for discovery, development, and treatments for cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, and other age-related disorders.  To read more, copy and paste the url from Businessweek's piece:  http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-09-03/google-joins-abbvie-in-1-dot-5-billion-aging-disease-effort

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Retta Beery posted on September 04, 2014
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Fantastic story of a Colorado boy who was wheelchair bound, was finally diagnosed with Dystonia, had a brain implant, and is now walking and functioning!  To read more or see the story, copy and paste this link to your browser:  http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/09/02/surgery-unlocks-muscles-for-boy-trapped-in-his-own-body/

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Retta Beery posted on September 02, 2014