Operation Condor was a violent and widespread right-wing initiated campaign to suppress political oppression throughout South America, during which the “Dirty War” of Argentina occurred. Members of the Batallón de Inteligencia 601, a special intelligence division of the Argentine Army that existed between 1973-2000 infiltrated and gathered data on groups that were to be oppressed; [...]
Link to mp3 This is the first episode of the TTH Podcasts series, hereby known as ScienceRX (our daily prescription of science news). Thanks to our two hosts Ved Topkar and Siddhartha Jena, the Co-Executive Directors of Science Policy, for developing this series!
In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted that processing power should double every eighteen months.1 Traditionally, this rapid growth has been achieved by shrinking distances between transistors and shortening the distance that information needs to pass through.1 However, the miniaturization of processors and transistors will soon reach a physical barrier.2 With this knowledge, researchers have begun searching [...]
Finding new ways to improve cancer therapies has presented opportunities and challenges to biomedicine and biotechnology. After learning that telomere length might serve as an effective predictor of cancer risk and survival, scientists have looked to these chromosomal ends for purposes that go beyond their use as signals of cell deterioration. By inhibiting telomerase, a [...]
NASA held a press conference on December 2, 2010, about their discovery of a bacterium researchers claimed was able to use arsenic, instead of phosphorous, as part of its DNA backbone. This press conference was extremely well advertised and promised the existence of something extraterrestrial. But the organism in question, GFAJ-1, is far from extraterrestrial [...]
An article analyzing the future potential of DNA based vaccinations.
By Rohit Patil, George Washington University Ulysses S. Grant once explained that the “art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.” Cancer is a war, on its own. The patients have to [...]