Girls Really Do Prefer Pink? Yes Owe to evolutionary influences

Ok I did laugh a bit at that story, but interesting ha. according to a study outlined in a report in the Aug. 21 issue of the journal Current Biology Females do have a preference for pinkish colors that males don’t.

So whats the evolutionary reason , well the same old story females used to collect food, the study says Females were the ones who gathered red fruit against a green background,” she said. “Red is healthy in faces and in fruits

so intrigued read on at USNEWS website

Google Health -health information storage

interestingly I found this image from an earlier post of Bertalan at scienceroll

The story according to the blog Google Blogoscoped, Google’s nascent Google Health product, codenamed “Weaver”, will offer consumers the opportunity to create a central repository for their health records, including medications, history, test results and allergies. The blog has a number of screenshots of the program in development.

Well google certainly has more up its sleeve, doubt it, chek the google labs page,

Passionate about these topics? You should work at Google. among others listed is interest in genetic algorithms

Pharmacogenomics has started

IT been a long time since my last post, So I thought of catching up with other blogger before going to do anything myslef. So here is what got my attention from Alla Katsnelson blog on the scientist magazine  that  USFDA approved updated labeling for the widely used blood-thinning drug, Coumadin, to explain that people’s genetic makeup may influence how they respond to the drug.

so whats going to be good for common man, the next time (not very soon) you are going to be under treatment of a controversial drug you might get to know how your genetics makeup can affect the treatment, thats going to be a good relief especially cancer patients and those who undergo HRT

while Frost&Sullivan reports in its latest industry update that  genomics platforms that are too inefficient and expensive for ultra-high throughput comprehensive genome-wide analysis are hindering the realization of personal genomics.

Is the SBIR grant program is unfairly towards small biotech companies

28 patient organizations joined BIO in asking Congress to restore eligibility to venture-backed biotech companies to “help innovative research move forward in order to foster breakthrough cures.”

Under the SBA’s new rules, companies with more than 50 percent of their backing from venture capital can’t compete for grants

 Biotech industry calls on Congress to change grant program

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