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February 2009 Blog Posts (30)

U.S. Economic Stimulus Bill Online Resources


As reported in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal...Here is a list of online resources that you may find useful in sorting thru information on the economic stimulus bill.


* White House backed with information on where funds are being spent:

* Recovery act overview:

* interactive site… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 27, 2009 at 8:01pm — No Comments

MIT Tech Review...Special Reports 10 Emerging Technologies 2009

A message to all members of MedTechIQ


As reported in MIT Tech Review, the 10 Emerging Technologies for 2009...

- Intelligent Software Assistant

Adam Cheyer is leading the design of powerful software that acts as a personal aide.

- $100 Genome

Han Cao's nanofluidic chip could cut DNA sequencing costs dramatically.

- Racetrack Memory

Stuart Parkin is using nanowires to create an ultradense memory chip.

-… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 27, 2009 at 10:33am — 2 Comments

Server in a wall wort

Check out this new linux server in a wall plug

Added by Mary Kratz on February 25, 2009 at 9:53am — No Comments

MedTechIQ Member, Berci Mesko...Launches "Webicina" - A Medical Web 2.0 Guidance Package


MedTechIQ member, Bertalan Mesko, author of Science Roll (#31 Global English Language Medical Blog),, has launched an exciting new endeavor, "Webicina"!

"Webicina" is a Medical Web 2.0 Guidance Package. The tools and services of web 2.0 can facilitate the work for medical professionals and help patients as well. If you would like an even more efficient medical practice; more productive research, pharma team; or… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 25, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Member Update...22 February 2009


MedTechIQ continues to attract new members. Remember, click the "Members" Tab and then use the "Search Member" box with the key words of your choice to find new contacts (

In these times of change & challenge it is always good to be connected!

Here now, the latest MedTechIQ members...


Laurel King: I am interested in knowledge creation, collaboration, innovation, social… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 22, 2009 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Former NIH director Elias Zerhouni joins Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


As reported reported in GenomeWeb...Former NIH director Elias Zerhouni joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a senior fellow, reports the Lancet. Zerhouni will be working on the foundation's Grand Challenges in Global Health program. "I have had a long-standing commitment to reducing the burden of the many diseases suffered by the most vulnerable of us across the world," Zerhouni said in a statement.

Read on at:… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 22, 2009 at 4:43pm — No Comments

1st Annual Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Biomedical Science and Engineering Conference (BSEC)


Please see update from MedTechIQ member, Barbara Beckerman on the upcoming 1st Annual ORNL BSEC conference, March 18-19, 2009, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Conference Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, near Knoxville, Tennessee in the USA.




Dear Colleagues,

We… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 22, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

Indeed Job Search Engine Added to MedTechIQ...Location Based Job Search


Just a reminder, in our continuing quest to deliver the 3C's of "Content, Community & Collaboration", we added the "Indeed" Job Search engine to the MedTechIQ homepage last week. As Wall Street Journal's, Walter Mossberg describes it, Indeed is "Simply a one-stop shop for job seekers." We like Indeed because it automatically orients to the users location. So you should automatically see job listings tailored to your location. If not, use the search box to customize… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 22, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Harvard Business School...Upcoming Healthcare Delivery Programs


Thanks to Clymer...JIR for bringing this too our attention...

As part of its mission to bring together the School's extensive research, thought leadership, and interest in the business and management of healthcare, Harvard Business School (HBS) has collaborated with the HBS Healthcare Initiative to offer two innovative programs geared toward improving the performance of the healthcare delivery system. If appropriate, I encourage you to apply for participation… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 21, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Kenya's project

Randy, please contact Maureen Levy Jones, MD, MBA, MHA at I am interested. We can discuss the details and options. Thanks.

Added by Maureen Levy Jones, MD, MBA, MHA on February 20, 2009 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Interview with MedTechIQ member, John Wilbanks; Meshing Science with the New Web Order


As reported in GenomeWeb ... O'Reilly Radar has a Q&A with John Wilbanks, who is VP of science at Creative Commons and runs the Science Commons (SC) project. He talks about SC, what gets in the way of open science, the role of SC in improving communication between scientists, and lowering the barriers to sharing information, which includes the formality of science-speak. "We think that the innate nature of science, which is publishing, which is community-based, which… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 20, 2009 at 12:49pm — No Comments

More Lawyers Anyone?

It was bound to happen. The dominant position of Google's search engine is now being challenged in the courts, not simply in the marketplace. The allegation is anything but frivolous; claims that Google has engaged in anti-competitive activities, illegal under the Sherman Antitrust Act.… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on February 20, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Eli Lilly, Cornell, and Kauffman Foundation Unveil New Web-Based Tech Transfer Initiatives


As reported in GenomeWeb Biotech Transfer Week...Eli Lilly, Cornell University, and the Kauffman Foundation's iBridge Network each unveiled separate web-based initiatives last week designed to bolster university technology commercialization by making it easier for academic and industrial researchers to partner.

The Eli Lilly tool will allow external researchers at academic institutions or small biotech companies to submit their compounds free of charge via a… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 19, 2009 at 7:54am — No Comments - check it out

The Medpedia Project is a long term, worldwide project to evolve a new model for sharing and advancing knowledge about health, medicine and the body among medical professionals and the general public. The Project provides a free online technology platform to any individual or organization that can benefit from its use, available at Users of the platform include medical and scientific journals, medical schools, research institutes, medical associations, physicians, hospitals,… Continue

Added by Cheryl on February 18, 2009 at 10:48am — 3 Comments

1st Annual Biomedical Science and Engineering Conference at Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Dear Colleagues;

Note the following changes to the Biomedical Science and Engineering Conference announncement:

1. Call for papers is now closed.

2. Registration for foreign nationals has been extended to February 28.

3. Registration for US citizens closes March 13.

Please keep checking the conference website regualrly for program updates and… Continue

Added by Barbara Beckerman on February 17, 2009 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Change of guard at DARPA


As reported in HS Daily Wire...After eight years at the helm of the Pentagon's advanced research arm, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), Tony Tether has been asked by the Obama administration to leave office by 20 February...The new parlor game in Washington, DC these past couple of days has been the guessing game about who will succeed Tether at DARPA. Noah Shachtman, a maven in this business, says several different names keep coming up. In no particular… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 17, 2009 at 2:58pm — No Comments

iPhones (For the Rest of Us) reports that Apple™ may be scheduling a Jun'09 release of an 'iPhone light' at the sweet entry price of $99. If so, predictions call for the iPhone to account for nearly 20% of the 'smartphone' market. If that alone isn't enticing, rumors suggest that Apple is also considering unlocking its exclusive AT+T arrangement… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on February 13, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

$10B Marked for NIH (National Institutes of Health) in Final U.S. Stimulus Bill for Full Vote


As reported by GenomeWeb News...The House of Representatives will soon vote on the latest draft of a $789.5 billion stimulus package that contains $10 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health. A conference agreement between the members of the House and Senate yesterday to forward a trimmed-down draft of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes $8.5 billion to fund research at NIH, and $1.5 billion to the NIH for renovations.

The $1.5 billion would… Continue

Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on February 12, 2009 at 10:49pm — No Comments

More Clouds

A late, but formidable entry into the Cloud Computing space, IBM announced yesterday that it, too, is making a substantial business commitment to providing virtual data centers for its clients. Previously services were buried deep inside the "Big-Blue" labyrinth. The importance IBM attaches to this business area is now evident through a new Blue Cloud… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on February 11, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

USC Completes Purchase of Hospitals

Added by Greg on February 11, 2009 at 12:56am — No Comments

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