Innovation: Don’t Be Afraid To Question The Accepted Theory

Apparently the gyroscopic and caster effects are not the only mechanical forces working on a bicycle to keep it upright as it rolls along.   According to a Cornell University based team a bicycle with a high center of gravity at the rear and low center of gravity up front can keep itself upright while rolling … Continue reading Innovation: Don’t Be Afraid To Question The Accepted Theory

J and J Battles Fallout Of Quality Slump

Bloomberg Businessweek recently published an article on the woes that Johnson and Johnson is having as a result of quality issues. Quality products are the hallmark of a successful company. A good reputation for quality is what keeps customers coming back. Whenever a company takes its eye off of the of the quality of its … Continue reading J and J Battles Fallout Of Quality Slump

R and D: Ultra Low Oxygen Permeability MultiLayer Film In The Works

Oxygen is a double edged sword for all living organisms and a lot of drugs. Although  life sustaining but it degrades many biochemical molecules including those that make up human beings.  That is why patients are rarely given 100% oxygen.  All living organisms have systems to defend against oxidation because of its corrosive effect on … Continue reading R and D: Ultra Low Oxygen Permeability MultiLayer Film In The Works

Biotechnology: Messenger Triphosphate

About a year and a half ago Scientific American published an article called "The Double Life of ATP".  It is a fascinating review of how ATP's dual role was determined and how it functions as a messenger molecule impacting long term and short term responses in the nervous system, during fetal development, as an epigenetic … Continue reading Biotechnology: Messenger Triphosphate

Heritage Provider Network Offers $3M Prize For Health Predicting Algorithm

Following the example of the X- Prize and the Kremer Prize the Heritage Provider Network (HPN) has offered a $3,000,000 prize to anyone or group that can create an algorithm that will predict health status and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations within a year of the evaluation.  This formidable task is expected to use patient medical records, … Continue reading Heritage Provider Network Offers $3M Prize For Health Predicting Algorithm