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Archive for June, 2008

Interview with James Hamilton

The Berkeley Electronic Press’ Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics journal has a video interview with James Hamilton, a UCSD economist and one of the best instructors I have had.

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“Flogging” Patients

How much care should doctors give to terminally ill patients in the ICU? This is a question which can be answered on many levels (e.g., societal, individual, technical). One physician gives his thoughts in an n+1 magazine article titled “First, do no harm.” While advanced medical technology has lead to greater longevity and healthier lives, […]

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Brain Tumor vaccine

Have scientists found a vaccine for brain tumors? Scientists have found that the cytomegalovirus is present in the 90% of glioblastoma brain tumors.  The Economist reports on two doctors who are attempting to create a vaccine for the cytomegalovirus which (hopefully) can greatly reduce the incidence of brain tumors around the world.

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