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Humans once opposed coffee and refrigeration; Why we often hate new stuff

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Humans have a habit of stalling their own progress, writes Steven Overly for The Washington Post. From coffee to mechanical refrigeration to genetically altered food, history is littered with innovations that sparked resistance before becoming fixtures in everyday life. In hindsight, opposition to innovations such as mechanical farm equipment or recorded music may seem ludicrous. But the past 600 years of human history help explain why humans often oppose new technologies and why that pattern Read More >

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Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets: BIO Latin America

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Market entry. Trade agreements. The regulatory and commercial environment. Innovation. Tactical strategies. The road map for doing business in Latin America can be a complicated one. The BIO Latin America Conference, taking place October 26-28 in São Paulo, Brazil, will explore many of the themes addressed in the Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets track at BIO 2016 this past June. Co-hosted by BIO and Biominas, with support from ABBI, this is the must attend event Read More >

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Why Soylent is “Proudly Made with GMOs”

Soylent, a Silicon Valley food startup with a cult following, proudly makes its meal-replacement beverages and powders with genetically modified organisms.  In a detailed blog post complete with scientific references and accompanying charts and graphs, Soylent explains why.  Their report is excerpted below: As a society, we struggle to satisfy the global demand for food. One in nine people across the globe suffer from hunger, and in order to keep pace with the rate of Read More >

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The AIDS Institute Recognizes World Hepatitis Day – Hepatitis Can Be Eliminated as a Public Health Threat

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The AIDS Institute is proud to support the World Health Organization’s World Hepatitis Day, and its goal of eliminating hepatitis globally. World Hepatitis Day, created in 2010, is one of only four WHO-official disease-specific world health days celebrated each year. Millions of people across the globe are taking part in activities today, July 28th, to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, to call for better access to treatment and prevention programs, and to advocate for further Read More >

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ITIF Reports on Economic and Innovative Opportunities from Brain R&D

Biotechnology is healing the world and saving lives on a daily basis by curing and preventing an array of diseases. Yet, when it comes to mental and neurological illnesses, there still remain a great many mysteries waiting to be solved. According to Information Technology & Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) report, A Trillion-Dollar Opportunity: How Brain Research Can Drive Health and Prosperity, 50 million American adults suffer each year from neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric disorders, and other brain Read More >

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