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  • Unlikely TSMC (Computer Chip Giant)will soon build in US

    05/11/2020 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 22 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | Tue, May 12, 2020 | unattributed
    It is a risky bet for US President Donald Trump’s administration to push for building advanced semiconductor factories in the US due to growing fears about the US’ heavy reliance on Asia for chip supply and potential disruptions from uncontrollable factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The US government is in discussions with chipmakers, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), to build new fabs in the US to create a self-sufficiency in chips, the latest in a slew of Trump’s renewed “Make in the US” efforts, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Even before the pandemic, the US had...
  • The Challenge of Decoupling from China: Getting the Chinese out of our research and tech institutions presents a host of complications

    05/05/2020 6:53:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2020 | David Solway
    I would re-name the malaise from which we suffer CHINA-19. The acronym might stand for something like Chinas Highly Infectious National Arsenal -- readers can supply their own candidates -- though the 19 is only a very specific temporal designator. The problem of China dates from the time of Nixons reopening of diplomatic relations in 1972 to the present moment. One recalls the Bushes preoccupation with Iraq when the menace was always Jimmy Carters Iran. Similarly, the media and Democratic obsession with Russia Russia Russia! was not only wrong and meretricious but completely beside the point; the political and economic...
  • Replicating Covid variants in culture without BSL4 protections.

    04/21/2020 1:31:04 PM PDT · by neverevergiveup · 18 replies
    Osong Public Health Res Perspect ^ | 4/21/2020 | nevergiveup
    Virus isolation The virus was isolated from nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal samples from putative COVID-19 patients. Oropharyngeal samples were diluted with viral transfer medium containing nasopharyngeal swabs and antibiotics (Nystadin, penicillin-streptomycin 1:1 dilution) at 1:4 ratio and incubated for 1 hour at 4C, before being inoculated onto Vero cells. Inoculated Vero cells were cultured at 37C, 5% CO2 in 1 Dulbeccos modified Eagles medium (DMEM) supplemented with 2% fetal bovine serum and penicillin-streptomycin. Virus replication and isolation were confirmed through cytopathic effects, gene detection, and electron microscopy. Viral culture of SARS-CoV-2 was conducted in a biosafety Level-3 facility according to laboratory...
  • The Intellectual and Moral Decline in Academic Research

    04/14/2020 2:20:28 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | 1-29-20 | Dr. Edward Archer
    For most of the past century, the United States was the pre-eminent nation in science and technology. The evidence for that is beyond dispute: Since 1901, American researchers have won more Nobel prizes in medicine, chemistry, and physics than any other nation. Given our history of discovery, innovation, and success, it is not surprising that across the political landscape Americans consider the funding of scientific research to be both a source of pride and a worthy investment. Nevertheless, in his 1961 farewell address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned that the pursuit of government grants would have a corrupting influence on...
  • China Restricts Research On The Origin Of The Coronavirus; All research papers on the topic must pass through Chinas Education Ministry

    04/13/2020 9:25:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/13/2020 | John Sexton
    After spending weeks attempting to obscure the origin of the coronavirus, the government of China has now issued an order that all research papers on the topic must pass through Chinas Education Ministry before they can be submitted to journals. The directive was supposed to remain quiet but was published online by at least two Chinese Universities. The increased scrutiny appears to be the latest effort by the Chinese government to control the narrative on the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed more than 100,000 lives and sickened 1.7 million people worldwide since it first broke out...
  • Facts about Covid-19: Fully referenced facts about Covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help readers make a realistic risk assessment (April 12, 2020 Edition)

    04/12/2020 7:16:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Below you will find regular, but not daily, updates on medical and political developments.April 12, 2020 New studies Stanford professor of medicine John Ioannidis concludes in a new study that the risk of death from Covid19 for people under 65 years of age, even in global „hotspots“, is equivalent to the risk of a fatal car accident for daily commuters driving between 9 and 400 miles.In a serological pilot study, the German virologist Hendrick Streeck comes to the interim result that the lethality of Covid19 is at 0.37% and the mortality (based on the total population) at 0.06%. These values...
  • REVEALED: U.S. government gave $3.7million grant to Wuhan lab at center of coronavirus leak scrutiny that was performing experiments on bats from the caves where the disease is believed to have originated

    04/11/2020 11:12:23 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/12/2020 | FRANCES MULRANEY and GLENN OWEN
    The Chinese laboratory at the center of scrutiny over a potential coronavirus leak has been using U.S. government money to carry out research on bats from the caves which scientists believe are the original source of the deadly outbreak. The Wuhan Institute of Virology undertook coronavirus experiments on mammals captured more than 1,000 miles away in Yunnan which were funded by a $3.7 million grant from the US government. Sequencing of the COVID-19 genome has traced it back to bats found in Yunnan caves but it was first thought to have transferred to humans at an animal market in Wuhan....
  • NIH failed to test coronavirus drugs, studied drunk monkeys, soap operas, and tailgating instead

    03/27/2020 8:14:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Just the News ^ | March 26, 2020 | John Solomon
    Expert warned agency as much as 87.5 percent of biomedical research was wasteful. On a steamy summer day inside the lecture auditorium of the storied National Institutes of Health headquarters, Dr. Michael Bracken delivered a stark message to an audience that dedicated its life, and owed its living, to medical research. As much as 87.5% of biomedical research is wasted or inefficient, the respected Yale University epidemiologist declared in a sobering assessment for a federal research agency that spends about $40 billion a year on medical studies. He backed his staggering statistic with these additional stats: 50 out of every...
  • Crowdsourced Virtual Supercomputer Revs up Virus Research

    03/22/2020 5:00:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | MARCH 22, 2020 | Rob Lever
    Gamers, bitcoin "miners" and companies large and small have teamed up for an unprecedented data-crunching effort that aims to harness idle computing power to accelerate research for a coronavirus treatment. The project led by computational biologists has effectively created the world's most powerful supercomputer that can handle trillions of calculations needed to understand the structure of the virus. More than 400,000 users downloaded the application in the past two weeks from "Folding@Home," according to director Greg Bowman, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Washington University in St. Louis, where the project is based.
  • U.S. Offered Large Sum to German Company for Access to Coronavirus Vaccine Research, German Officials Say

    03/16/2020 2:08:02 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/16/20 | Katrin Bennhold and David E. Sanger
    The United States says it will share any vaccine breakthroughs with the world, but German officials appeared rattled by its reported overture to a biotech firm. BERLIN The Trump administration attempted to persuade a German firm developing a possible vaccine for coronavirus to move its research work to the United States, German officials said, raising fears in Berlin that President Trump was trying to assure that any inoculation would be available first, and perhaps exclusively, in the United States.
  • Widespread Support for Pro-Innovation Bayh-Dole Law

    03/13/2020 10:56:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2020 | Stephen Tepp
    As the coronavirus threat grows, we are all hoping to limit its spread, or even better, invent a vaccine. Yet, at the very same time we need new treatments some people are proposing to abandon decades of proven success in innovation policy. Fortunately, there is widespread support and mounting evidence in favor of keeping the pro-innovation approach that has always defined the American spirit. The American bio-pharmaceutical industry leads the world in innovation. Americans have access to newer treatments, sooner. And that's not all. A recent report highlighted that sector of our economy supports more than 4 million American. A...
  • University Of Tennessee Professor Arrested For Hiding Connections With China

    02/27/2020 8:00:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2020 | John Sexton
    Last month a professor at Harvard University was arrested for failing to disclose that hed been receiving $50,000 per month from China. Dr. Charles Lieber had been recruited by something called the Thousand Talents Plan which pays foreign experts to share their knowledge at Chinese universities. However, professors are not allowed to accept research grants from federal agencies while also teaching in China. Lieber allegedly hid his China connections when applying for grants from the National Institutes of Health. Today, a professor in Tennessee has been charged for hiding similar connections to China: Anming Hu, an associate professor in...
  • Instagram Pulls Account Impersonating US Government Agency (Soleimani's Daughter not a US citizen)

    01/08/2020 8:27:26 AM PST · by Arones · 7 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Jan. 7, 2020 | AP (Amanda Seitz)
    An Instagram account that was impersonating that of a U.S. government news agency has been closed down after it was used to spread misinformation about the unfolding situation in the Middle East. The account wrongly claimed that the daughter of slain Iran Gen. Qassem Soleimani is a U.S. citizen. -------------------------- CHICAGO (AP) An Instagram account masquerading as a U.S. government news agency was used to promote misinformation about potential fallout from America's targeted killing last week of Irans top general. The fraudulent Instagram account had nearly a half-million followers and used the name as well as logo of the...
  • Secret Service Agent With Stage 4 Lung Cancer to Race Javelina Jundred 100K

    10/26/2019 11:47:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 25, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    A year ago, Secret Service Special Agent Rod Wellman never thought hed be tapering for a 100K race. The distance was never something he thought would cross his path. He thought the same thing about lung cancer. Yet, on October 4, 2018, Wellman found himself at an urgent care center for a cough that hadnt gone away after several weeks. Some scans and X-rays revealed the cause. Ive never been that sick before, Wellman told Runners World. I thought it was just a chest cold. Then, they told me I had stage 4 cancer in my lungs. By the time...
  • I Basically Just Made It Up: Confessions of a Social Constructionist

    09/30/2019 11:08:02 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 19 replies
    Quillette ^ | Sept. 17, 2019 | Christopher Dummitt
    If I had known, 20 years ago, that my side in the ideological wars over gender and sex was going to win so decisively, I would have been ecstatic. Back then, I spent many evenings at the pub or at dinner parties debating gender and identity with other graduate students; or, really, anyone who would listenmy mother-in-law, my relatives, or just a random person unlucky enough to be in my presence. I insisted that there was no such thing as sex. And I knew it. I just knew it. Because I was a gender historian. This was, in the 1990s,...
  • [2017] Americas hidden role in Chinese weapons research: Many scientists have returned to China

    08/27/2019 8:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 3/29/2017 | Stephen Chen
    Chinas efforts to lure its scientists back from overseas institutions have been paying off militarily, with more than a little help from the United States. Military projects they have been involved in include Chinas development of hypersonic weapons capable of penetrating missile-defence systems and the design of new submarines able to patrol quietly along the US west coast, researchers familiar with the programmes told the South China Morning Post. For more than a decade, China has been ramping up efforts to lure back talented scientists working at laboratories in the US linked to Americas nuclear weapons programme and other military...
  • Man learns moms body was sold to US military for blast testing

    07/31/2019 6:39:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 78 replies
    Fox 6 ^ | 30 July 2019
    .... Doctors worried the disease may have mutated, and hoped to study her brain after her passing to find out more. When the time came though, her neurologist couldnt accept the body. Her son hoped reaching out to other donation facilities could lead to the same result. Days later, he received a wooden box with his mothers information and an ID number. Inside, he was told, was a majority of her ashes. Years went by before Stauffer learned what he was told, wasnt the case. She was then supposedly strapped in a chair on some sort of apparatus, and a...
  • Chinese scientists guilty of researching while Asian in Trumps America

    06/29/2019 7:02:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 06/29/2019 | Peter Waldman
    The dossier on cancer researcher Wu Xifeng was thick with intrigue, if hardly the stuff of a spy thriller. It contained findings that shed improperly shared confidential information and accepted a half-dozen advisory roles at medical institutions in China. She might have weathered those allegations, but for a larger aspersion that was far more problematic: she was branded an oncological double agent. In recent decades, cancer research has become increasingly globalised, with scientists around the world pooling data and ideas to jointly study a disease that kills almost 10 million people a year. International collaborations are an intrinsic part of...
  • TRUMP CANCELS GOVERNMENT CONTRACT FOR FETAL TISSUE RESEARCH

    06/05/2019 8:19:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/2019 | amber athney
    President Donald Trump is canceling a contract that provides government funding to the University of California, San Francisco for research that issues fetal tissue harvested from elective abortions. The Trump administration first focused its sights on the contract this past September, with the National Institute of Health (NIH) warning UCSF that its $2 million annual contract for fetal tissue research would be curtailed to 90 days and possibly canceled altogether. Senior administration officials told The Daily Caller that the contract will be officially terminated Wednesday. The cancelation stems from a 9-month U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) review...
  • Why Do So Many Researchers Still Treat Race as a Scientific Concept?

    06/02/2019 12:09:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    Slate ^ | May 30, 2019 | Tim Requarth
    In 2003, the anthropologist Duana Fullwiley spent six months observing a team of biomedical research scientists. The team wanted to find out whether genetic variation could affect how different people respond to drugs, and to do so, they recruited a group of racially and ethnically diverse research subjects. They were a diverse team themselves, with good intentions to address a worthy problemits well known that different races suffer from health problems at different rates and can respond differently to treatments. If they could trace these discrepancies to genetic differences between races, the team reasoned, they could explain, and perhaps start...