Rick Kelleher is a big, white-haired, crisply presented man who looks very much the way you’d expect a Boston Irish power broker to look. If you found yourself sitting next to him on a plane, you might notice how he kept the conversation flowing naturally and emphasized his points with the physicality of a great salesman, dramatically raising his eyebrows and cocking his head. On this morning, Kelleher is seated at a back table in the lobby restaurant of the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel, where the server knows exactly how he likes his house-smoked salmon. He carries himself as if he owns the place, and, in a way, he does. Related Links New England’s smallest colleges are struggling Former Mount Ida students sue, accusing college leaders of fraud The college debt crisis is even worse than you think Sitting across the table is a man who is also in his late 60s but who cuts a very different figure. Kumble Subbaswamy — unassuming, of slight build, with … [Read more...] about ‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university needed?
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By Jocelyn KaiserAug. 30, 2018 , 9:00 AM When molecular biologist Darren Baker was winding up his postdoc studying cancer and aging a few years ago at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he faced dispiritingly low odds of winning a National Cancer Institute grant to launch his own lab. A seemingly unlikely area, however, beckoned: Alzheimer's disease. The U.S. government had begun to ramp up research spending on the neurodegenerative condition, which is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and will afflict an estimated 14 million people in this country by 2050. "There was an incentive to do some exploratory work," Baker recalls. Baker's postdoc studies had focused on cellular senescence, the cellular version of aging, which had not yet been linked to Alzheimer's. But when he gave a drug that kills senescent cells to mice genetically engineered to develop an Alzheimer's-like illness, the animals suffered less memory loss and fewer of the brain changes that are … [Read more...] about The Alzheimer’s gamble: NIH tries to turn billions in new funding into treatment for deadly brain disease
Advertisement Editor’s Picks Cargo Industry Tests Seaplane Drones to Deliver Freight Why the Automotive Future Will Be Dominated by Fuel Cells Forget Autonomous Cars—Autonomous Ships Are Almost Here At the pier outside Amsterdam’s central train station, commuters stride aboard the IJveer 61. The squat ferry crisscrosses the waterfront, taking passengers from the city’s historic center to the borough of Noord. Beneath their feet, two electric motors propel the ferry through the gray-green waters, powered by 26 lithium-ion polymer batteries and a pair of diesel generators. Hybrid vessels like theIJveer 61 are increasingly common in the Netherlands, where officials are pushing to limit toxic air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector. Patrol vessels and work ships are turning more to batteries and using less petroleum-based fuel; so are crane-carrying boats that pluck fallen bicycles from Amsterdam’s famous … [Read more...] about The Struggle to Make Diesel-Guzzling Cargo Ships Greener
By Sam Roberts Published 2:55 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Photo: University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center / New York Times Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In an undated photo provided by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Donald Seldin sits in his office at the University of Texas. In an undated photo provided by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Donald Seldin sits in his office at the University of Texas. Photo: University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center / New York Times Dr. Donald Seldin, who put a medical school on the map, dies at 97 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Dr. Donald W. Seldin, who transformed an abandoned Army barracks in Texas into one of the nation’s leading medical schools, endowed with a faculty that would include six Nobel laureates, died … [Read more...] about Dr. Donald Seldin, who put a medical school on the map, dies at 97
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government April 10 Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the Senate's Commerce and Judiciary committees Tuesday to discuss data privacy and Russian disinformation on his social network. Below is the transcript of the hearing. [Follow Wednesday's updates here.] SEN. CHARLES E. GRASSLEY (R-IOWA): The Committees on the Judiciary and Commerce, Science and Transportation will come to order. We welcome everyone to today's hearing on Facebook's social media privacy and the use and abuse of data. GRASSLEY: Although not … [Read more...] about Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing