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Nicholas Sammons
Works at Meso Scale Discovery
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This is worth keeping an eye on. A real harbinger of the pain America is going to feel relating to water resource issues over the coming decades.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers said Tuesday.
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A huge amount of effort is going to into developing an early-detection Alzheimer's diagnostic, largely b/c there would be a huge financial reward for anyone who could come up with a diagnostic that you can charge to give to virtually all seniors on a yearly basis.

It's sorta shenanigans though b/c at the moment there is no effective treatment for Alzheimer's whether it be in its early stages or not.

This is what happens when capitalism and science mix. Scientists start looking for profitable solutions. Not solutions which are actually going to help anyone.
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Give poor Maria a break.
After Maria Sharapova's defeat at Wimbledon she was asked about the sports stars in the crowd and admitted she did not know of the 'God of cricket'. Tendulkar's fans were not amused
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It would be nice if this article went a little deeper into the exact issue the FDA is raising with the drug trial.
AstraZeneca Plc's experimental ovarian cancer drug, olaparib, showed an 83 percent reduction in the risk of disease progression, but a U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff review has questioned whether the result could be reproduced. The company's shares fell 1.8 percent to 43.89 pounds on the London Stock Exchange. Olaparib, one of several cancer drugs AstraZeneca has flagged as having strong potential in its defense of a $118 billion take-ov...
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I wish this article covered the reporting methodology used to figure out which hospitals put patients at highest risks of injury and nosocomial infection. My guess is that a lot of the differences between hospitals probably has to do with reporting. If so, Medicare could just end punishing honesty with punitive measures.
Starting this fall, 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals — those with the worst records for infections and injuries — will lose 1 percent of every Medicare payment for a year.
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You are right Nicholas Sammons. Medicare means being true to one's innerself which cannot sustain contrary measures however strict.
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What a heart breaker that second goal was.
The United States is still alive in the Group of Death but hasn't escaped yet. In a thrilling group-stage clash that wasn't decided until the final seconds, the U.S. team was on the verge of sealing a spot in the Round of 16 at the 2014 World Cu...
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Anyone who works in a lab can testify to how easy it is to lose a vial in some deep dark corner then find it ten years later.
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You heart sorta has to go out to Brazilians after that one. 
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According to the Russians, Seleznev was picked up in the Maldives and shipped him to Guam to face trial. Sorta reminiscent of extraordinary rendition.
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My prediction is that the US makes it through tomorrow. Portugal to beat Ghana, and the US to get creamed by Germany but not by enough for Portugal to beat the US in a tie breaker.

#worldcup  
When it comes to the USA's chances of advancing in the World Cup, the scenario's start off pretty simple. If the US wins vs. Germany: They advance
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I was close :-|

But hey.... we're through!
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It's interesting that we've yet to identify an underlying cause to CCD. Sorta makes one wonder if honey bees represent a kind of indicator species, sensitive to multiple environmental inputs, which just happen to have simultaneously collided to create the present predicament.
The United States is launching an effort to save some of its busiest workers: honey bees.
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"One ten-millionth of the distance from the Earth's equator to the North Pole"

Funny that it's sorta based on what's ultimately an arbitrary measure. The French Academy of Sciences got it right in trying to base the meter on some kind of natural and constant unit, but the size of the earth still seems sorta weak. Meters wouldn't have much relevance to alien cultures.
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  • Meso Scale Discovery
    Researcher, 2006 - present
  • National Institutes of Health
    IRTA Fellow, 2004 - 2005
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    Biomolecular Sciences, 1998 - 2002
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Great little burger joint. Onion rings could use a little help, but overall some pretty decent chow.
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Casey's catered a social event I went to recently. Really friendly guys. Great crab, and a good setup.
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Dropped by Bhan Kanom Thai and got some the best coconut sticky rice I've ever had!
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Not all its cracked up to be. Visiting LA for the first time and being a burger fan, all of my Californian buddies told me I had to stop by In&Out. I was sorta disappointed. Don't get me wrong, not a bad burger, but I don't the it offers all that much competition to some of our East Coast burger joints. Their burgers are very inexpensive all things considered.
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Fathom Creative's gallery seemed like a great venue for small to mid size social functions. Nice patio area.
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Looking for a little K-B-B-Q? Road to Seoul is tough to beat Not the best Korean chow, but pretty darn good. A pretty extensive menu, a number of hard to find delicacies and a happening ambiance make Road to Seoul a must visit location. Environment is a bit less traditional and geared more towards a younger crowd.
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I thought you couldn't get good Greek food in Rockville. I was wrong. Located in an unassuming strip mall, Mykonos offers grade A Greek cuisine. Foodies out there will not be disappointed.
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