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Miter.Mit.Edu x Dress Head Corp. Floral Wool Skater Skirt

Miter.Mit.Edu x Dress Head Corp. Floral Wool Skater Skirt With Leather Bow Combining three major fashion components, wool, organza and leather are what make this Miter.Mit.Edu x http://www.dresshead.com/c/skater-skirts/ skater skirt a unique garment for that fashion conscious woman. The body of the skirt is made of black wool, with a sweet design of flowers made...

The Cancer “Vaccine”

The Cancer “Vaccine”

Sep 14, 2010

$93,000 is a lot of money, but this tidy sum is the cost of a full treatment with Dendreon’s new prostate cancer therapeutic vaccine, Provenge™[1].  The new treatment, recently approved by the FDA[2], is indicated for use in minimally symptomatic, hormone refractory (androgen-independent), metastatic prostate cancer.  In such seriously ill patients, this...

Recovering Entrepreneurship: ARRA

Recovering Entrepreneurship: ARRA

May 21, 2010

How the federal government’s recovery package is aiming to stimulate new technology-based entrepreneurship and stabilize our economy. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) represents an enormous one-off investment in science and technology by the federal government.  The ARRA is primarily meant to stimulate economic activity by replacing...

Eleven Solutions to Biological Problems

Eleven Solutions to Biological Problems

May 4, 2010

A personnel driven (as opposed to intellectual property driven) approach to entrepreneurship and innovation. University technology transfer officers are the gate keepers for the translation of many innovative technologies in biotechnology.  When spinning a company out of academic research, it is generally necessary to gain license of the intellectual property...

Delivering the siRNA Promise: Solutions to Intracellular Delivery and Why They Are Only Part of the Answer

Delivering the siRNA Promise: Solutions to Intracellular Delivery and Why They Are Only Part of the Answer

Apr 11, 2010

In 1989, researchers at the DNA Plant Technology Corporation in Oakland, CA attempted to over-express the enzyme responsible for the violet color of petunias.  They soon came to find that, instead of observing an even deeper violet color, their flowers had turned white.  The following years would be filled with further elucidation of a very mysterious...