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late last year that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) planned to pull the plug on drug discovery in some areas of neuroscience, including pain and depression, he knew he had to do something. As a senior vice president and head of the pharmaceutical company’s center for drug discovery in neuroscience, Ratti oversaw work at two centers that were targeted for closure, one(More)
386 C R E D IT : © R A N D Y F A R IS /C O R B IS IMAGINE YOU’RE AN EXECUTIVE AT A PHARMAceutical company and your scientists have just briefed you on a promising new drug for Alzheimer’s disease. Dollar signs are no doubt swirling before your eyes. Alzheimer’s afflicts 4 million people in the United States alone, and burgeoning elderly populations in(More)
In an effort to reduce information asymmetry, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has mandated that financial statements be filed using eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). The SEC contends that this new search-facilitating technology will reduce informational barriers that separate smaller, less sophisticated investors from larger, more(More)
Chlorpyrifos is the most common organophosphate compound registered for agricultural use in Vietnam. The aim of this study was to evaluate chlorpyrifos exposure to rice farmers in Vietnam, using a probabilistic approach. Urine samples on a 24-h basis were collected from farmers before and post application of pesticide. Samples were analysed for(More)
York Times, which typically airs political controversies, managed to create one of its own. It published a column describing a study in which 20 undecided voters had their brain activity scanned by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while viewing photographs and videos of the major candidates in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. The(More)