viruses more contagious than occur in nature are easy to find. They all work on wall street.
In a newly disclosed incident, CDC scientists contaminated a weak bird flu strain with a vicious strain that promptly killed a group of lab chickens
Four of the scientists had signed a petition raising alarms over fears that research into flu viruses could lead to deadly release
The biosecurity board does not approve particular experiments but offers policy advice on, among other things, oversight of ‘dual use’ studies, meaning research that could be used for biowarfare or bioterrorism as well as for legitimate purposes.
In 2012, for instance, the board recommended that details of experiments on an especially deadly form of avian influenza, H5N1, not be published. They feared the information could be used to create a strain that, unlike the natural form, is highly transmissible between infected people.
One of the dismissed board members expressed surprise that the purge included virtually all of the people with experience of the H5N1 debate and included experts known for communicating openly with fellow scientists and the public on biosafety issues.
Dr. Arturo Casadevall of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, for instance, co-authored a 2012 editorial in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology on the H5N1 debate, calling for ‘a clear scientific rationale’ for studies that enable pathogens to be more deadly or contagious than they are in nature. Casadevall was dismissed from the advisory board on Sunday night.
yellin has massive roids and she was in a foul mood
does she have any comment about the true value of a US dollar? As opposed to a share of a biotech with something real happening? Which is more fake and hollow?
Nothing surprises me anymore. This is a game for the rich and informed. If you are not on the inside, you are on the outside.
I would like to see the talking heads discuss whether it was ethical for her to make comment on the market.
The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. The Fed is exclusively a banker's bank and does not conduct commercial banking activities. Its goal is to attain stable economic growth in the nation, and through its actions, influence the flow of money and credit in the economy. Specifically, the Fed is responsible for:
formulating monetary policy;
acting as lender of last resort for the nation's banks and depository institutions;
facilitating the collection and clearance of checks;
regulating and supervising banks and other financial institutions;
acting as fiscal agent for the United States Treasury;
distributing coin and currency to the public through depository institutions; and
implementing certain regulations of consumer credit legislation.
where does it say "give valuations on certain sectors"?
yellen, you just blew it...
the fed chair has NO business giving valuations. what she just did is border line illegal.
someone just made a ton of money…and they should go to jail for it...
On this one I agree with you Yui. I wonder why there is a Fed opinion on biotechs that needs to be expressed publicly! That said, if it provides an opportunity to get cheaper shares from the shaken tree, why not take advantage.
The good news is, it should give us a nice pullback. Under 11 and I'm grabbing more.
What the hell? First Waxman comes out in March of this year attacking GILD for their HepC cure pricing which was a complete joke considering it was fractionally more expensive than the drugs that came before it which had terrible side effects and a much lower cure rate which conveniently sent the IBB/XBI into a death spiral and now the Fed chair says that biotechs are overvalued? Since when does the Fed provide say when a sector is overbought/oversold, especially small biotech? We're considered small biotech, yet we're hardly overbought considering all that we have now.
It's all crooked as hell.
With a fatality rate upwards of 90%, what brick wall would you not be willing to run through to get something that might help your loved one?
My question, how many deaths will it take until the pressure to try experimental medicine is accepted. I understand the ethical issues both ways but there is a tipping point if they think Ebola is going out of control.
WHO: West Africa Ebola Death Toll Hits 600 as Virus Kills 68 in Four Days (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES)
The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now reached over 600, with 68 deaths reported in just four days.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the epidemic trend in Sierra Leone and Liberia "remains serious" with 65 deaths reported in the two countries between 8 and 12 July.
WHO said there are "high numbers of new cases and deaths being reported", and that the trend suggests a high level of transmission among communities.
STICK A FORK IN ME. What a shame that our country is in the shape it is in. My father is spinning in his grave. A country that he and so many risked their lives and futures for. These are sad times.