#EBOLA The Public, The Media, The Epidemic, The Real Risks Ebola has been a sweeping health concern this summer. Not since the H1N1 outbreak of 2009, where President Barack Obama declared the virus a national emergency, have we seen a…

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read this small contribution to InfoEdge. A bit of an introduction is probably in order (some of you know me well, some of you know me a little and some…

A recent law passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton requires that dog and cat adoption should be attempted before euthanasia following experimentation. The colloquial name of the law is “The Beagle Freedom Law”,…

Many of us probably received an email from APHIS this morning. The Presidents advisors have declared a “Safety Stand-Down” for those “that possess, use, or transfer human, animal, or plant infectious agents or toxins”. What this means for Federal Departments…

In the spirit of encouraging entrepreneurship, the Government Law Center at Albany Law School is organizing a day-long event that will offer free legal workshops and free legal consultations to Capital Region entrepreneurs. The event will be held September 12,…
When is a Giraffe merely a Giraffe?

University Research & Economic Growth I recently ran across an article that stopped me in my tracks with this statement: A United Nations report on Asian higher education has questioned the widely held belief among policymakers that investment in university research…
It Doesn’t Just Run Downhill

It runs sideways too We all know the expression that waste runs down hill but I can attest that it runs sideways too… The other day I woke up to a real mess in my family room. There were streaks of…
Nothing Attracts Our Attention Like Blood

Several recent articles called my attention to a story out of the United Kingdom. Just over 30 years ago, a researcher named Ian Shanks produced a report on “new opportunities offered by product sensors” including “monitoring glucose, insulin or immunoglobulin…

Recently I attended the Cooperative Research Centres Association Conference (CRCA 2014). The theme of the event was Innovating with Asia. The key speakers provided a very interesting and thought provoking insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist in Asia…

Why did the chicken cross the road? Why is there a mouse in my house? Where did the sheep go on vacation? Have you ever pondered these important questions? Most animals never venture far from where they grew up. Some…