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Seeking victory against viruses

Friday, 08 August 2014 18:00
Reddit✉-CommentsThis electron micrgraph is from the first isolation and visualization of Ebola virus in 1976. In this case, some of the filamentous virions are fused together, end-to-end, giving the appearance of a "bowl of spaghetti.
This Weekend's #MuckReads: Toxic Tobacco Bonds and More
Thursday, 07 August 2014 16:05
The 1998 tobacco settlement was supposed to net state and local governments billions for smoking prevention programs. But nine states have turned their settlement money into toxic time bombs of debt — with billion-dollar balloon payments that threaten to put the deals in default and cause taxpayers to lose out on even more future tobacco monies. —ProPublica via @cezary DNA research may have saved this town from collapse.
Toxic Tobacco Bonds and More in Muckreads Weekly
Thursday, 07 August 2014 08:42
The 1998 tobacco settlement was supposed to net state and local governments billions for smoking prevention programs. But nine states have turned their settlement money into toxic time bombs of debt — with billion-dollar balloon payments that threaten to put the deals in default and cause taxpayers to lose out on even more future tobacco monies. —ProPublica via @cezary DNA research may have saved this town from collapse.
UF, BP settle long-running dispute, though impact to university remains unclear
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 12:02
The two sides in the intellectual property suit that BP brought against UF quietly reached a settlement agreement over the disputed licensing fees and royalties for a process invented by UF researcher Lonnie Ingram that converts wood pulp into ethanol. A federal judge dismissed the suit in December, reserving the right to bring both sides into a courtroom if they don't live up to the terms of the binding settlement agreement.
Why dying kids can't get the drugs they need
Monday, 04 August 2014 01:33
Two years ago, Nathalie Traller spent her days like any seventh-grader might. She played soccer and swam and studied for classes. Then Nathalie started getting bad headaches, the kind that made it hard for her to concentrate. A trip to the doctor revealed the unthinkable: a mass the size of a baseball in her chest. Cancer. It had already spread to her brain.
10 States Where Manufacturing Still Matters
Monday, 04 August 2014 00:28
Economic activity in America’s manufacturing sector rose for the thirteenth consecutive month this June, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Manufacturing jobs have been on the upswing as well, rising for the eleventh straight month in June. Despite employment growth in the sector, manufacturing jobs appear unlikely to reach the relative share of total U.S. jobs they once held.
Amnesty threat looms over Obama lawsuit
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 05:28
President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014.AP Buzz Cut:Amnesty threat looms over Obama lawsuit Hillary: ‘Dead broke’ comments ‘accurate’ but ‘inartful’Capito points to Tennant’s anti-coal connection in new adPower Play: Peach state race turns tart for Nunn‘Preciate y’all dropping that class AMNESTY THREAT LOOMS OVER OBAMA LAWSUIT 
Mississippi Port Authority board considers projects and progress
Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:33
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A new construction contract, proposed harbor improvements and a possible new tenant. All were considered at Friday's monthly meeting of the Mississippi State Port Authority. Projects involving wood pellet exports, new buildings and harbor amenities got the board's attention. Substantial improvements are on the way for the harbor area on the west side of the port, just south of the Island View Casino hotel.
Yellen Says Weak Job Market Shows U.S. Still Needs Stimulus
Monday, 14 July 2014 11:29
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers the central bank must press on with record monetary stimulus to combat persistent job-market weakness. "There are mixed signals concerning the economy," Yellen said in response to questions during testimony to the Senate Banking Committee today. "We need to be careful to make sure that the economy is on a solid trajectory before we consider raising interest rates.
Seven days: 4–10 July 2014
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 01:50
Business | Research | Policy | Events | Facilities | Trend watch | Coming up BUSINESS Novartis charged Prosecutors in Tokyo announced last week that they would pursue charges against a Japanese subsidiary of drug giant Novartis and one of the company’s former employees, Nobuo Shirahashi. The charges concern allegations of data manipulation related to research on the blood-pressure medication Diovan (valsartan).

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