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Innovative Alternative to GDP Quantifies the Digital Economy

New Economic Metric “GDP-B” Includes Benefits of Zero-Cost Digital Goods and Services

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New Harvard Anticancer Molecule is a Synthetic Biology Breakthrough

Over three decades ago, Japanese researchers discovered a naturally occurring chemical in certain types of sea sponges with powerful anticancer properties called halichondrin. Sea sponges are invertebrate animals that lack true tissues and organs; they rely on water flowing through the pores of their spongy bodies to provide nutrients and eliminate waste for survival. In nature, halichondrin occurs in extremely small quantities—blocking the ability for scientists to study, test and develop it into a drug to fight cancer—until now. In a remarkable synthetic biology achievement, Harvard University chemists announced today the creation of synthetic halichondrin, a new anticancer drug candidate called E7130.

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The Kilogram Gets a Quantum Makeover

May 20th is World Metrology Day. This year, history will be made—and it will be measurable. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement—not to be confused with meteorology, the science of weather. Metrology is foundational to both science and industry—impacting economics, manufacturing and global trade. This year the units of measurement for the ampere, mole, kelvin and kilogram will be completely redefined.

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St. Jude Cloud Launches Real-time Whole-Genome Sequencing Database to Fight Pediatric Cancer

Introduced this week at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2019, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital shared the availability of real-time clinical whole-genome, exome and transcriptome data over St. Jude Cloud to accelerate precision medicine research for pediatric cancer. Founded in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center for children only.

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New Study Shows the Physics of How Breast Cancer Spreads to Bones

Globally last year, 18.1 million new cancer cases were diagnosed and 9.6 million people died from cancer according to recent statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). The American Cancer Society estimates that in the U.S. alone, there will be over 1.7 million new cancer cases, and more than 600,000 deaths due to cancer in 2019.

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