Researcher Creates Super-Virus

Researcher Creates Super-Virus

Doctor Tipster is running a story about a Dutch researcher who created a super-flu virus, right out of a horror movie. They followed up with an article debating not only whether the research should take place, but whether the research should be published. The reasons...
Fish Evolve Immunity to Toxic Sludge

Fish Evolve Immunity to Toxic Sludge

The Economist is a running a story today about fish adapting to live in toxic environments. For years we dumped PCBs into oceans and rivers all over the world, until it was banned in most countries, because of its damage to aquatic life. We banned it here in 1977....
The Secret Life of Cells

The Secret Life of Cells

If you don’t know about Ted Talks you’re missing out.  Whenever you want to give yourself a moment of satori or inspiration just jump on over to the Ted Talks website and randomly pick a video or two.  They only last 12 or 13 minutes.  Most of the time...
What if we could cure any virus?

What if we could cure any virus?

MIT researchers have uncovered a viral signature that all viruses share which just might let us kill any virus.  Past approaches to attacking diseases have focused on fighting each disease individually.  This is an expensive and ultimately unscalable approach, as any...