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- Justices dodge decision on patent
- ASIAN POP Warrior Women
- Leading stem cell expert moves to UK
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San Francisco Chronicle – Jun 23, 2006
These doctors will, instead, spend hours getting to know patients, understanding lives, tapping into ancient ideas of medicinal arts; these are doctors who will harness the formidable power of nature and spirit and time-tested human wisdom to help smack illness upside the head and, hell, after all that if you still need some Prozac and a surgical rearrangement of your spleen, then by all means, they can recommend that, too. I know, it sounds crazy. Integration and balance and the honoring of nature and ancient medicine? Mutual respect for all healing arts, from tincture to scalpel, herb to chemical? What a thing. What a thing to watch new healers of this ilk enter the world. It’s almost enough to give you a dose of that most rare of healing inoculations: hope. Thoughts for the author?.
Justices dodge decision on patent
nwsource.com – Jun 23, 2006
The court, on a 5-3 vote, ended what could have been a landmark patent case with a one-sentence opinion saying it made a mistake by agreeing to resolve a dispute over a test for diagnosing vitamin deficiencies. In a dissent, Justices Stephen Breyer, John Paul Stevens and David Souter said their colleagues were dodging an important case. “Those who engage in medical research, who practice medicine, and who as patients depend upon proper health care, might well benefit from this court’s authoritative answer,” Breyer wrote. Chief Justice John Roberts recused himself, apparently because his old law firm represented Laboratory Corp. of America, a medical testing company that brought the appeal. The company had been ordered to pay about $5 million to patent holders Metabolite Laboratories Inc. and Competitive Technologies Inc… “All nine justices will be able to participate in a future case, which might come soon. Under federal law, patents cover broad subject areas but can’t be used for abstract ideas or laws of nature. But applying such a law of nature through a test or process can be subject to a patent.
ASIAN POP Warrior Women
San Francisco Chronicle – Jun 23, 2006
)The role was a novel experience for Sacramento-native Song, but not for the reason you’d guess. “That whole ‘popular crowd’ thing, I never was a part of that when I was in school,” laughs Song, a self-proclaimed “total dork. ” “I got the role, and I was like, ‘OK, homecoming queens — so how do they act?’” The martial arts aspect of the film, on the other hand, was almost second nature: Song is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, having trained in the fighting discipline since the age of 8. “I actually originally wanted to take ballet, but my brother was doing Tae Kwon Do, and things were just so crazy back then that my dad was just like, ‘I don’t want to be driving you guys to two places — just go along with your brother. ‘ And I ended up loving it. My brother quit, but I did it six days a week for the next 10 years. Of course, the kung fu-inspired action seen in “Wendy Wu” is tremendously different in feel and form from Tae Kwon Do… “The school’s owner saw me and said, ‘Hey, do you want to come up here?’ My mom had no idea what he was talking about and didn’t want me to do it. But I wanted to go. And because I’d been sick that week — I dislike medicine with a passion: You have to get three people holding me down for me to take it, and I’ll still spit it out — I told my mom and grandmom that if they let me go to the school, I’d take my medicine. And when we got home, I did. So what could they do? They promised! That was the deal!”At the time, Song’s family was struggling financially. The cost of the school was $500 a week, much more than they could easily afford. But Song’s parents knew how much their young daughter loved to perform — “Our family is Hmong, and so I’d always dress up in our ceremonial costumes and make my grandpa videotape me — I just loved entertaining people” — and so with parents, grandparents, great-aunts and other relatives digging into their savings, they came up with the funds to give Brenda her chance at breaking into the world of showbiz.
Leading stem cell expert moves to UK
EurekAlert – EurekAlert (press release) – Jun 23, 2006
Prof Nayernia joins from the Georg-August University of G