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SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 03.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

How Biotech Can Help Feed the Planet

Techonomy | Posted 03.05.2015 | Science
Techonomy

It's going to be a big global challenge to feed our growing population without destroying the environment, but modern biotechnology can play an important role in meeting our future food demands in a sustainable manner. Biotech can increase crop yields, help develop new crops, and adapt existing crops to be cultivated on marginal lands with reduced fresh-water inputs.

Ubiquitous Biotech in a Time of Ignorance

Techonomy | Posted 02.19.2015 | Science
Techonomy

This is just the beginning of the golden age of ubiquitous biotech. I wish the American public understood the promise all around them.

Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute: A New Attempt at Bridge-Building for Childhood Cancer Research

Jonathan Agin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

We live in an era of immense hope for the future of cancer research and the quest for new and promising treatments. The identification of new genetic mutations as viable markers for therapeutic development is driving researchers and clinicians to focus on specific pathways for targeted therapies.

5 Biotech Trends to Watch in 2015, According to Five Top Biotech Experts

Mark Fidelman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Mark Fidelman

After a 2014 that saw countless biotechnology and biopharmaceutical product advancements and biotech stocks blowing away the overall market, can 2015 be as exciting? Will our experts' predictions come true? I look forward to watching the developments in the coming year.

6 Social Media Tips from the Top BioTech and BioPharma Social Experts

Mark Fidelman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Mark Fidelman

If there is any undertaking whose fruits should be freely accessible, that undertaking is surely access to public information about life sciences. Ethically, patients and physicians who wish to should be able to find and read about advances in life sciences with minimal effort.

5 Things High Net Worth Individuals Need To Know About Medical Marijuana

April Rudin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
April Rudin

This is a development to watch - and one with many upside opportunities. But right now it feels like a green rush, so be careful you don't get caught up in the weeds.

The Vagina Bio-Hack That Wasn't: How Two 'Startup Bros' Twisted the 'Sweet Peach' Mission

Jessica Cussins | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

There's nothing inspiring or empowering about two male CEOs taking credit for a young woman's work while twisting the entire purpose from being about reproductive health to being little more than a joke. But a 20-year-old ultrafeminist scientist who's about to launch her own company? That will be something to watch.

Sweet Peach Actually Does Not Want Your Vagina To Smell Like Ripe Fruit

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.22.2014 | Women

If you've ever suffered from yeast infections or UTIs, Sweet Peach could help you. But if you're hoping this probiotic will make your nether regions s...

Fear Mongering Could Keep Life-Saving Drugs Out of Reach for American Families

Jessica Stone | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Jessica Stone

Biologic creators have disingenuously argued that it's a matter of safety and "sound science" that biosimilars should have unique names. This couldn't be further from the truth.

Why Big Pharma Probably Won't Cure Ebola

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business

The Ebola virus may be getting closer to Americans than ever, but don't expect big American drug companies to come to the rescue. Instead, small bi...

'Teaching People to Fish' Through Biotechnology

Richard Ha | Posted 09.09.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Can you imagine: Local Kohala boy Dennis Gonsalves working with the Gates Foundation to help save lives of the poorest of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa?

I-Corps @ NIH - Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We've pivoted our Lean LaunchPad / I-Corps curriculum. We're changing the order in which we teach the business model canvas and customer development t...

Biotech's Assault On Balanced Journalism

Ken Roseboro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Home
Ken Roseboro

GMO proponents pressuring Reuters to remove journalist who presents both sides of GMO debate

Science May Make Eternal Life Sentences a Reality (VIDEO)

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime
Gabriel Mizrahi

While some researchers are looking for the fountain of youth, others are thinking that life extension will change the way we punish criminals. Philosophers and engineers are now exploring the possibility of making a life sentence in prison last hundreds -- and theoretically thousands -- of years.

April Showers Hit Markets: Bring an Umbrella to Trade

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Forces at work from Tokyo to Kiev have been roiling the U.S. stock market for a couple of week. But the financial sushi that is now on the menu in Japan, and Russia's "Crimea of the Century" are only part of the story.

High-Profile Stocks Come Crashing Back To Earth

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business

By Angela Moon NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) - After their worst week in several years, high-flying stocks that defied gravity throughou...

President's Manufacturing Institutes Are a Good Idea: Now Let's See About the Other 90 Percent

Dr. Sheldon Schuster | Posted 04.30.2014 | Education
Dr. Sheldon Schuster

From an educator's perspective, my experience is that on a small scale, a partnership which involves industry, educators and innovative thinking can lead to great things.

Big Island Cuts Off Nose, Spites Face

Richard Ha | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

According to Hawai'i Rural Development Council surveys, food security is Hawai'i's number one priority. "Difficulties faced by local farmers" is number 3, and "GMO agriculture" is number 5.

How Things Work: A Disconnect on the Big Island

Richard Ha | Posted 01.08.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Take a look at this survey of "Hawai'i's Food and Ag Challenges Ranked in Order of Importance." Between October 2012 and December 2013, while the ...

Four Key Obamacare Questions (and the Event Where They Might Get Answered)

Brian Reid | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Brian Reid

What was once, three decades ago, a small gathering of brave souls trying to lift the biotechnology industry off the ground has become a four-day celebration of the intersection of money and health care.

Was 2013 Year of the Hawaii Farmer?

Joni Kamiya | Posted 02.16.2014 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

Earlier this year, 2013 was deemed the "Year of the Farmer" on the Dodge Ram Super Bowl commercial, "So God Made a Farmer." Was it really a year for t...

'La La La La La' Anyone?

Richard Ha | Posted 02.09.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Farmers and other Ag and business people on the Big Island are in disbelief - to put it mildly - that Mayor Kenoi signed Bill 113, the anti-GMO bill, last week, without first putting together a group to research the science and investigate the serious, unintended consequences we know will result.

Hawaii Mayor Signs Biotech, GMO Ban Into Law

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 12.05.2013 | Green

HONOLULU -- Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 into law on Thursday, prohibiting biotech companies from operating on the Big Island and banning farmers...

Big Island's Anti-GMO Bill 113: It's Not 'Who' Is Right, It's 'What' Is Right

Richard Ha | Posted 01.31.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

All of this hullabaloo about the Big Island's Hawaii County Bill 113, the anti-GMO bill - What it's really about is that we need to take a little more time, so we can be sure we are making good and informed decisions.