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  • Australia: You Can Patent Breast Cancer Genes

    A fascinating decision by the Federal Court of Australia this week, that will have some significant implications for research in coming years. The full bench of the Federal Court of Australia has ruled that private companies do have the right to control human genes. The court upheld a decision from February 2013 that ruled patents on… [Continue Reading]

    Australia: You Can Patent Breast Cancer Genes
  • Use of the Virtual Environment for Learning: Upcoming Presentation

    With thanks to Sarah Jones via the SL Health group: The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing will present a program with Dr. Dee McGonigle (SL: Houstonccn) speaking on the topic “Use of the Virtual Environment for Learning”. Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Time: 2:00-3:15 pm SLT Location: The UT Arlington Conference Center in Second Life,… [Continue Reading]

    Use of the Virtual Environment for Learning: Upcoming Presentation
  • Bruce Springsteen Gets His Own Academic Journal

    No, it’s not a joke – McGill University have launched an academic journal devoted purely to the work of Bruce Springsteen. The brief is to publish scholarly works looking closely at Springsteen’s creative output in context of wider society. The first issue is available for free now, and here’s an example of one article’s title… [Continue Reading]

    Bruce Springsteen Gets His Own Academic Journal
  • Album Review: The Empty Hearts

    A rock band is a machine. It’s a totally unoriginal analogy, but powerful all the same. There’s a bunch of moving parts and when things are running well, a band can feel like it could go into perpetual motion. This is particularly the case where you have each member coming into the project with a decade… [Continue Reading]

    Album Review: The Empty Hearts

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