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Alan Kotok
Worked at Science magazine
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Materials scientists and biologists at University of Massachusetts in Amherst developed an adhesive technology that attaches heavy loads to a variety of surfaces, yet can still be easily removed and reused. #Science #Business
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A health care entrepreneur raises $7 million to invest in other new health care start-ups. Healthbox plans to open six regional health care accelerators this year.
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Researchers at University of Rochester in New York found college football players may need more than the standard six months from the end of one season to the start of the next for their brains to recover from blows to the head. #Science #Business
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Parabon Computation in Reston, Virginia is creating a crowd-sourced computer network to provide the analytical power for research studies on Alzheimer’s disease genetics and chemical activity in the brain conducted in-house and with George Mason University in nearby Fairfax. #Science #Business
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug albiglutide to help adults with type 2 diabetes control their blood glucose levels. Albiglutide is marketed in the U.S. under the brand name by Tanzeum by the global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. #Science #Business
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Thanks +Letha McGarity ... I'm not that familiar with inhaled insulin, but this new drug still requires an injection, which for some people may be a real problem. Inhaled insulin, for these patients, would offer an alternative.
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Savonas Inc., a medical technology accelerator in Sausalito, California, received a patent for a device that safely removes unwanted biological material from internal body cavities during minimally invasive surgeries. #Science #Business
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The fact that there was a need for such a device makes me all the more nervous going in for a quick patch up at any place that has one of these.
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Healthbox Global Partners LLC, a Chicago-based business accelerator in the health care industry, says it raised $7 million to fund its operations in six cities in the U.S. as well as support new business models for encouraging innovation. #Science #Business
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A clinical trial of a cancer vaccine developed by biopharmaceutical company Celldex Therapeutics Inc. in Hampton, New Jersey shows it generated an immune response which affected the growth of tumors in some patients with advanced stages of cancer. #Science #Business
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Hopefully, Perry. Cancer research is in great advancement nowadays.
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Engineers in the U.K. at University of Southampton and Chas A Blatchford & Son Ltd. in Basingstoke are designing a liner with sensors for lower-limb prosthetic devices that improve the fit and comfort of those devices for their wearers. #Science #Business  
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Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the affiliated Lincoln Laboratory developed a process for adding minute particles into materials that can be encoded and sensed by inexpensive readers to detect counterfeit goods from the originals. A drawback, however, is the use of rare earth elements, albeit in trace amounts, to encode the articles. #Science #Business  
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...which certainly SHOULD have been developed and deployed over the past 50 years, were our reigning capitalist paradigm interested in actual long-term survival. Many of the sources are already known (ocean mud mining and seawater are the ultimates, nearly infinite in quantity).
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Officially retired, but working at what I like
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  • Science magazine
    Managing editor, Science Careers, 2003 - 2010
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Writer, editor, publisher, photographer, and runner ... in no particular order
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Alan Kotok is a Washington, DC-based reporter and writer on technology, business, and public policy, and editor and publisher of Science & Enterprise, an online news service on the value chain connecting scientific discovery with the marketplace. 
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Wrote three print and two e-books books, started two companies, ran two marathons
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  • Boston University
    MSc, Public Communications, 1967 - 1969
  • University of Iowa
    Journalism, 1963 - 1967
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