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Daily Archives: August 17, 2014

The Bionic Man – National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

“The mission of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. The Institute is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care. This is achieved through: research and development of new biomedical imaging and bioengineering techniques and devices to fundamentally improve the detection, treatment, and prevention of disease; enhancing existing imaging and bioengineering modalities; supporting related research in the physical and mathematical sciences; encouraging research and development in multidisciplinary areas; supporting studies to assess the effectiveness and outcomes of new biologics, materials, processes, devices, and procedures; developing technologies for early disease detection and assessment of health status; and developing advanced imaging and engineering techniques for conducting biomedical research at multiple scales.”

  • The Bionic Man – Browse a selection of technologies and interventions being developed by NIBIB supported researchers. These advancements may one day prevent, heal and cure injuries and diseases.

A Broader View of the Cathedral: The Significance of the Liability Rule, Correcting a Misapprehension

Calabresi, Guido, A Broader View of the Cathedral: The Significance of the Liability Rule, Correcting a Misapprehension (August 15, 2014). Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 77, No. 2, 2014. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2481211 “Recent years have seen a resurgence of Torts viewed as a purely private legal arrangement: whether described in terms of compensatoryContinue Reading

The Next Generation of Trade and Environment Conflicts: The Rise of Green Industrial Policy

Wu, Mark and Salzman, James, The Next Generation of Trade and Environment Conflicts: The Rise of Green Industrial Policy (August 15, 2014). Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 108, No. 2, 2014. Available for download at SSRN:  http://ssrn.com/abstract=2481209 “A major shift is transforming the trade and environment field, triggered by governments’ rising use of industrial policiesContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Case Law in an Era of Heightened Scrutiny

Via LLRX.com – Case Law in an Era of Heightened Scrutiny – Ken Strutin’s documents the scope of sources that encompass a critical issue that has recently repeatedly surfaced in mass media and the legal press – the fact that judicial decisions are believed to embody legal reasoning, societal values and support the foundations of our legal system. ForContinue Reading

ABA Draft Report on Stand Your Ground Laws

American Bar Association National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws, Preliminary Report and Recommendations, August 8, 2014. “This report represents the culmination of the Task Force’s analysis of a substantial compilation of information: testimony from experts and stakeholders received at five regional hearings, extensive legal research on each jurisdiction’s self-defense regime, quantitative assessments ofContinue Reading

HIV Or Anti-HIV Drugs Unexpectedly Protect Against Multiple Sclerosis

Neomatica: “A team of an Australian doctor and British researchers analyzed the medical records of over 5 million individuals and discovered that either HIV or anti-HIV drugs have a protective effect against multiple sclerosis (MS).  AIDS patients or people with HIV receiving treatment have a 60% less likely chance of receiving a diagnosis of MS.  Deeper analysis found thatContinue Reading

Europe’s Greater Depression is worse than the 1930s

Washington Post, Matt O’Brien: “Europe hasn’t recovered, because it hasn’t let itself. Too much fiscal austerity and too little monetary stimulus have, instead, put it more than halfway to a lost decade that’s already worse than the 1930s. It’s a greater depression. And as the latest GDP numbers show, it’s not getting any less so. Indeed, the eurozone as a whole didn’tContinue Reading

Investigative Report into the lucrative world of debt collection

Jake Halpern, New York Times Magazine: Paper Boys: Inside the Dark, Labyrinthine, and Extremely Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection: ‘From 2006 to 2009, … the nation’s top nine debt buyers purchased almost 90 million consumer accounts with more than $140 billion in ‘face value.’ And they bought at a steep discount. On average, they paidContinue Reading

1000 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Via Open Culture: “Get 1000 free online courses from the world’s leading universities –  Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.”

Energy Department launches portal for access to research papers

ScienceInsider: “The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today unveiled its answer to a White House mandate to make the research papers it funds free for anyone to read: a Web portal that will link to full-text papers a year after they’re published. Once researchers are up to speed and submitting their manuscripts, that will meanContinue Reading