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Scrambling Eggs to Save Lives – Alternative vaccine production systems show improvements over traditional chicken egg method

Scrambling Eggs to Save Lives – Alternative vaccine production systems show improvements over traditional chicken egg method

Oct 6, 2010

In mid-2009, as a novel influenza virus swarmed across the planet with infections arising in more than seventy countries, the World Health Organization declared that a Phase 6[i] global pandemic was underway.  Derived from swine, the H1N1 influenza spreads much like seasonal flu but has an antigenic profile largely unrecognized by existing antibodies.  A year...

Disrupting Coal with Modular Nuclear Reactors

Disrupting Coal with Modular Nuclear Reactors

May 30, 2010

Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently published an article in the Wall Street Journal advocating small nuclear reactors as a new source of electricity1.  The article emphasized that compared to traditional large reactors, small modular reactors are cheaper, use less water for cooling, and would allow utilities to buy only the capacity they need. Modular...

Security Entrepreneurs Needed? Cyber-Crime and Internet Security

Security Entrepreneurs Needed? Cyber-Crime and Internet Security

Apr 26, 2010

The Internet is the ultimate vehicle for information retrieval and transmission in modern times, providing us with an information superhighway that links individuals from around the world in real time, connecting families, businesses and governments. Yet amid this vast expanse of digital data flooding that has become known as the “cyberspace”, attempts to...