Contract Pharma An interview with Bend Research Director Dr. Clint Pepper on MAST, a new automated sampling system in late-stage development at Bend Research that aims to eliminate the problems found with today’s autosamplers.
Government Executive The Citi Foundation and Living Cities announced on Friday the selection of Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the first three cities to participate in City Accelerator, a $3 million program that will help cities support innovation and collaboration at the local government level.
Governing The philanthropic arm of Citigroup, in partnership with the nonprofit Living Cities, has launched a new effort to understand and replicate municipal innovation. Out of an initial group of 35 cities, and six finalists, Citi Foundation and Living Cities selected Philadelphia, Louisville, Ky., and Nashville to receive $3 million in technical assistance over 18 months.
The cost of private universities has risen 28% over the decade from 2002 to 2012, while student debt in America now clocks in at around $1.2 trillion with seven million people in default, according to The Economist. Gene Wade, founder and CEO of University Now believes he has a solution to some of these issues through his online education model.
New Scientist David Lane, scientific director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in New York, and discoverer of p53 in 1979, says p53-psi has novel properties that promote cancer growth and that this opens the door to developing drugs that work by suppressing its production. "It's amazing that such surprising discoveries are still being made about p53 so many years after its initial discovery," he says.