• The use of genetic information in actuarial decision-making is not an entirely objective but an arbitrary product of the current state of research
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [genetech](http://delicious.com/djdunc/genetech))
  • Should genetic information be disclosed to insurers?
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [genetech](http://delicious.com/djdunc/genetech))
  • he technique involves inserting nanomagnets into monocytes – a type of white blood cell used to carry gene therapy – and injecting the cells into the bloodstream. The researchers then placed a small magnet over the tumour to create a magnetic field and found that this attracted many more monocytes into the tumour.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [nbic](http://delicious.com/djdunc/nbic))
  • Europe spends nearly twice as much as US on nanotech risk research
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [biorisk](http://delicious.com/djdunc/biorisk))
  • Computational neuroscience is an interdisciplinary science that links the diverse fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, electrical engineering, computer science, physics and mathematics.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [neurosystems](http://delicious.com/djdunc/neurosystems))
  • The use of biological weapons for terror is ancient. Assyrian politicians (c. 650 B.C.) dumped fungus from rye into their opponents' wells, giving them fatal ergot poisoning. Armies besieging a town relied on increased disease among the defending populace and threw dead animals into water supplies to encourage it. Fourteenth-century Tatars spread bubonic plague by catapulting diseased corpses into towns.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [bioterrorism](http://delicious.com/djdunc/bioterrorism))
  • The region accounted for 44 percent of global nutraceutical sales in 2006, compared to 32 percent for North America and 14 percent for Western Europe.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [nutraceutical](http://delicious.com/djdunc/nutraceutical))
  • It is estimated that global nutraceutical market is valued at over US $ 80 billion. USA holds a significant share (35%) in world nutraceutical market followed by Japan (25%). The nutraceutical market size in European Union is estimated to be US $ 8 billion, a share of 10%
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [nutraceutical](http://delicious.com/djdunc/nutraceutical))
  • This study analyzes the $11.7 billion world nutraceutical industry. It presents historical demand data (1995, 2000, 2005) and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by nutraceutical product (e.g., nutrients, minerals, vitamins, herbal and non-herbal extracts), by world regional market (e.g., Asia/Pacific, Western Europe, North America) and for 36 major national markets.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [nutraceutical](http://delicious.com/djdunc/nutraceutical))
  • Many consumers perceive these products as completely safe because they are often sold with labeling, suggesting that they are all-natural alternatives to prescription drug products that have been approved by FDA for treating ED," she says. "But these products may be laced with potentially hazardous ingredients that aren't noted on the label."
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [biotech](http://delicious.com/djdunc/biotech))
  • ndustry sources value the nutraceutical segment in India at roughly $400 million (Rs 1,750 crore) and expect it to grow at approximately 20% per year.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [nutraceutical](http://delicious.com/djdunc/nutraceutical))
  • As a research area, wireless sensor networks have been investigated for number of years, primarily for military purposes. However, there is increasing interest in developing such technology for civilian and commercial applications.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [spimes](http://delicious.com/djdunc/spimes) [wsn](http://delicious.com/djdunc/wsn) [survey](http://delicious.com/djdunc/survey))
  • On World of Warcraft's Elune server, two players recently bought out the entire contents of the Auction House in Ironforge, with the exception of premium-priced high-level weapons and armor (e.g., they bought all the trade goods) and then resold all of what they bought at a higher price.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [rss](http://delicious.com/djdunc/rss) [mmog](http://delicious.com/djdunc/mmog) [worldofwarcraft](http://delicious.com/djdunc/worldofwarcraft) [economics](http://delicious.com/djdunc/economics))
  • Instead "farming" is jargon for those that stay in one area of the game world and repeatedly kill particular monsters just to get at the coveted loot, be it arms or armour, that they drop. In Warcraft many farmers repeatedly go through the game's "instances" – stand alone dungeons – because the monsters in them are guaranteed to drop rare items. Stocked up with this loot, the farmers travel to an auction house and flog their gear for gold.
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [rss](http://delicious.com/djdunc/rss) [worldofwarcraft](http://delicious.com/djdunc/worldofwarcraft) [economics](http://delicious.com/djdunc/economics))
  • Can you make a real living buying and selling goods which only exist in the virtual world of an online fantasy game?
    (tags: [convergence](http://delicious.com/djdunc/convergence) [rss](http://delicious.com/djdunc/rss) [virtualdesignplatform](http://delicious.com/djdunc/virtualdesignplatform) [finance](http://delicious.com/djdunc/finance))