Fast-Multiplying Lawsuits Can Stymie Medical Science, Authors Warn
Class-action lawsuits can significantly slow or halt science's ability to establish links between neurological illness and environmental //factors produced by industry, a team of scientists and lawyers warns in the journal Neurology.
The authors caution that litigation's effects could seriousl...
Lung Cancer Patients Get Blamed for Their Disease
...death rate was 13 percent, five times higher than the death rate for all hospitalized people.
However, a "blame the victim" mentality is helping to stymie
efforts toward early detection and better treatment, the experts said.
"We need earlier disease detection," she said. "We need to understand at a m...
Scientists present 'moving' theory behind bacterial decision-making
...archer Dr. Benjamin Bobay, a paper co-author, say that the findings present a new way of thinking about stopping bacteria. If a drug or antibiotic can stymie
the motion of the transition-state regulators, the thinking goes, bacteria won't be able to figure out where to bind to DNA, effectively shutting the ...
Cutting calories could limit muscle wasting in later years
...lp, say University of Florida researchers who studied the phenomenon in rats.
A restricted-calorie diet, when started in early adulthood, seems to stymie
a mitochondrial mishap that may contribute to muscle loss in aging adults, the researchers reported recently in the journal PLoS One.
In rats, t...
Regulations still stymie business investment in high-growth companies
Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin has made significant progress in improving business conditions in the state but must do much more to relieve investment restrictions if the state is to better capitalize on high-growth industries, a state Senate committee heard on Tuesday.
"Today it is easier to lega...
Ecologists propose first prevention for white-nose syndrome death in bats
...urviving bats, saving its carriers will also save the disease, they write. At present, the search for a remedy for this mysterious fungus continues to stymie
"I can't even guess what the cure or the solution to this is going to be," says Boyles. "This isn't a cure. We're going for a stopgap."...
World's most complex silicon phased-array chip developed at UC-San Diego
...n and suppressed in undesired directions. This property combined with the fact that radio waves can pass through clouds and most other materials that stymie
optical communication systems has led engineers to use phased arrays for satellite communications, and for detecting incoming airplanes, ships and mi...
Suggestions offered to foster high-growth business investment
... high-growth industries.
Their suggestions were made to a state Senate committee on Wednesday. For more on that hearing, read:
Regulations still stymie
business investment in high-growth companies
Following is a list of some of the key recommendations:
Increasing from $30 million to $60 millio...
WiCell to host new national stem cell bank
...as of drug discovery and human development, among others.
(Click here to read the WTN story on the cloning ban vote.)
The cloning ban would not stymie
the new National Stem Cell Bank, because it expects to work with established cell lines only. But Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has said he will veto the b...
Federal and global guidelines on stem cell research offer a level playing field
...ation and WiCell. Wisconsin researchers have always used stem cell lines that met the 2001 order so why impose another layer of regulation that could stymie
state and even private investment?
That question is timely now that the National Academy of Sciences, the nation's leading scientific advisory boa...
Doyle, WARF announce partnership to lure stem cell companies
...ARF and pay royalties before selling the cures.
"The agreement between Gov. Doyle and WARF is an acknowledgement that the overly broad WARF patents stymie
reserach and delay cures," the FTCR's Jerry Flanagan said in a statement. "It is absurd that WARF, or any organization, could own the rights to life, ...