More on the OSU quashing of NIH-approved research [DrugMonkey]

Following up my recent notes on the OSU situation (wherein the President decided to block a research project apparently at the behest of a wealthy donor) Speaking of Research has additional thoughts.

They also point out that the research is part of a much larger investment made by the state of Oklahoma and other funding sources that contributed over the past several years to construct state-of-the-art biosafety laboratory facilities at OSU. The facility was built with the express intent of supporting nonhuman primate research and under the condition that it would also be accessible to researchers at other Oklahoma institutions.

This makes this a much larger problem than the blocking of a single grant. The NIH frequently partners with the local University to build long-term infrastructure (yes, including major building renovations) with the intent of supporting a certain type of research. To accept this money and then refuse to subsequently conduct the intended research is a whole new level of bad on the part of the University.

If this is really the situation, that the baboon studies were a major part of the reason the original infrastructure award(s) were made...well, I think the NIH should be seeking cost recovery from OSU.

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10,000 XO Laptops to Mali via OLPC Europe

Are you wondering the progress of One Laptop Per Child in Mali, West Africa? Well according to Walter De Brouwer, OLPC Europe found a Swiss sponsor to donate 10,000 laptops to Mali, and will begin a deployment in the region of Timbuktu this December:

Happy for future XO's

"We're starting a big project in Mali, where there are 10,000 kids with nothing," he said. "We're not just selling them a laptop, together with the Government we've electrified the schools; we see that teachers are trained and that classes go down from 100 kids to 40. It's a laptop project and an education project, but it's becoming a transformation project, because the aim is to transform a society."

According to Nathalie Avidar of OLPC Europe, the initial order for a pilot of this kind with between 10,000-12,000 laptops costs between US$2-2.4 million. This sum covers the machines and the training of all the relevant personnel and 1% of the purchase price covers repair or replacement of machines in event of major failures.

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Schizophrenia and Autism: The Two Cultures. | The Mouse Trap http://ff.im/ckaYo

EvoMRI: Schizophrenia and Autism: The Two Cultures. | The Mouse Trap http://ff.im/ckaYo

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The hazards of oversimplifying cap + trade [The Island of Doubt]

A two-hour PowerPoint/Keynote presentation isn't enough time to explain the science of climate change, the political forces governing our response to it, and the economics involving in reducing greehouse gas-emissions. Oversimplification is an unavoidable hazard. Just imagine how much trouble you're going to get into if you try to compress all that into 10 minutes? Is it even possible to make a meaningful contribution in such a format?

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@drbhooshan I guess parkinsoniam and other EPS are due to prolonged use of anti-psychotics in schizophrenics..do they co-occur in 1st ep.?

sandygautam: @drbhooshan I guess parkinsoniam and other EPS are due to prolonged use of anti-psychotics in schizophrenics..do they co-occur in 1st ep.?

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10,000 XO Laptops to Mali via OLPC Europe

Are you wondering the progress of One Laptop Per Child in Mali, West Africa? Well according to Walter De Brouwer, OLPC Europe found a Swiss sponsor to donate 10,000 laptops to Mali, and will begin a deployment in the region of Timbuktu this December:

Happy for future XO's

"We're starting a big project in Mali, where there are 10,000 kids with nothing," he said. "We're not just selling them a laptop, together with the Government we've electrified the schools; we see that teachers are trained and that classes go down from 100 kids to 40. It's a laptop project and an education project, but it's becoming a transformation project, because the aim is to transform a society."

According to Nathalie Avidar of OLPC Europe, the initial order for a pilot of this kind with between 10,000-12,000 laptops costs between US$2-2.4 million. This sum covers the machines and the training of all the relevant personnel and 1% of the purchase price covers repair or replacement of machines in event of major failures.

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Woo Me Wonderment

One of today's Weird Things blogs rips Deepak Chopra a new one. Hey, that's nice, but its not why I bring it up. The blog's author makes a harsh criticism of woo, or fluff science if you will, that I strongly agree with in my own flighty parameters.
First of all, it is of the utmost [...]

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One article displayed via multiple journals? http://ff.im/ck4SF

EvoMRI: One article displayed via multiple journals? http://ff.im/ck4SF

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