Posts by Akshay Nanavati


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Micromet’s New Cancer Treatment Kills Chemo

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The battle against cancer finds a new weapon that may revolutionize treatment of the nightmare disease.

Micromet Inc., a 17-year-old biotechnology company has created a method to fight cancer without the use of toxic chemicals.

Their technology unleashes T-cells, the Spartan elite of our immune system, to combat malignancies within the body. The drug, blinatumomab, is nothing more than a jacked up antibody.

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Endangered Vaquita Struggles To Recover From The Edge Of Oblivion

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Remember the Chinese river dolphin?

No?

That’s the problem. The “goddess of the Yangtze” went extinct just this decade with a barely a whimper from major media.

And now another marine mammal is on the brink.

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Does reading this blog post make you stupider? Nicholas Carr Says So In His New Book, The Shallows

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As you read this post, you probably have your email open in another window, your smart phone sitting next to you, and, of course, your Twitter and Facebook accounts opened up as well. Sure, this information-laden world of ours has made us all multitasking maniacs, but do these skills actually help us in the long-run?

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Pop Cult

Homer Simpson Named The Greatest Television Character In 20 Years

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Beer, donuts and unbridled stupidity have won the hearts of Americans.

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Handshake Discovers The Power Of Poo

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Handshake recently travelled to the anaerobic methane digester at Morrisville State College, a State University of New York, to understand the process of converting poo to energy.

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Gadgets

Here Is Your Chance To Play 007: The Aston Martin DB5

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James Bond lives the dream. Fast cars, gorgeous women, and badass weapons. Now, it’s your turn to play 007, if you have about $5 million lying around.

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Dell Streak Brings New Competition for iPad

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Watch out, Apple.

Dell plans on releasing its worthy rival to the iPad, the Streak, sometime this summer. CEO Michael Dell previewed the device at a conference in San Fancisco two weeks ago, and on Tuesday he revealed it to the public with a promotional video.

Unlike the 9.7-inch iPad, the five-inch Streak will be able to fit in your pocket while offering all the features of the revolutionary iPad and more.

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