Part of the novelty and improvement here is that the vaccine is made by growing the measles virus in a chick embryo tissue sample instead of monkey-tissue. This avoids the problem of simian viruses that are associated with those vaccines that were developed with monkey-tissue.
For the holidays our family took a trip to Arizona to visit my in-laws. On the way, I noticed a tower full of shiny vehicles off of the 10 freeway in Ontario, CA. This tower is one of Carvana’s vehicle vending machines. Car buyers can buy a car […]
In this patent – US9213947B1 – 23andMe uses machine learning to help correspond ‘phased haplotype data’ to specific ancestries.
In honor of Mother’s Day, which admittedly passed last week, I would like to present a patent by one of the richest self-made mothers in the world – Sara T. Blakely. If you don’t know, she is the founder of Spanx, the undergarment and shapewear company. US Patent […]
Beyond Meat IPO’d recently and has been going gangbusters since. As I write this today, the stock closed above $79.00, which is nuts considering that the first traded stock of the IPO was $46 less than a week ago. The stock is so hot that even though the […]
The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is well known. The company claimed to have technology for testing blood that required only about 1/100 to 1/1,000 of the blood compared to traditional blood tests, while costing far less. https://www.hematology.org/Thehematologist/Op-Ed/6540.aspx, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/12/15/blood-simpler. Theranos claimed to have a point of care […]
Happy 30th Anniversary to the World Wide Web! Now, I know that this isn’t the anniversary of the internet, but without the internet, there would be no world wide web. Thus, please allow me to present to you, an invention by the pair who are often referred to […]
I recently heard Pat Brown, owner of Impossible Foods Inc. (and inventor of the famous ‘impossible burger’) on my favorite podcast –Freakonomics. Pat, who is a vegan, wants to discontinue the use of animals as a food source. His plant-based Impossible burgers are known for tasting as good […]