Posts Tagged: scientific research


NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe to Study Formation of Solar Winds and Near-Sun Environment

In the early morning hours of Saturday, August 11th, NASA plans to launch the Parker Solar Probe, a spacecraft that is outfitted with various scientific instruments meant …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

VRC01 and broadly neutralizing antibodies are increasing options for HIV/AIDS treatments

Proteins like VRC01 are referred to as broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs), a type of broad spectrum antibody which is effective in treating against infections of viruses with …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Debunking the myth that the government built the iPhone

Only someone who is completely indifferent to the truth, and who has intentionally put on blinders so they don't see the truth, could ever say that the …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 4

Why is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation under attack for funding the drug of the year?

Cystic fibrosis creates a thick, sticky mucus that builds up in the airways, causing infections, and making it difficult to breathe. Chronic pain is a common problem …
By Joseph Allen
7 years ago 8

Do Scientists Read Patents?

I think these results show that the disclosure function of patents is working to at least some extent, at least in nanotech: patents can be a useful …

Abbott’s HIV/AIDS Drug Patents Challenged by PUBPAT

I am skeptical about the prospects for invalidating patents on drugs, particularly important or blockbuster drugs. I also question whether anti-patent do-gooders in the biotech and pharma …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 31

United States Risks Losing Global Leadership in Nanotech

For now we can be thankful that the U.S. enjoys dominance in an important and growing field like nanotechnology. Even though China does not receive high …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 0

Emotion and Anecdotes Should Not Drive Patent Policy Debate

Who among us likes monopolies? Monopolies charge super competitive prices and consumers have no leverage, which leads frequently to inferior goods or services that consumers are forced …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 4

Obama Pledges 3% of GDP to Science Research

Just about 10 days ago, on April 27, 2009, President Barack Obama gave a speech at the National Academy of Sciences.  In this speech the President pledged “3 percent of our …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 4