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Monday, April 16, 2007

Today's Globe: Cambridge science, marathon heart, medical reservists, generic biologics, electronic records deal

From nature walks to rocket launches to the world’s first scale model of the human genome, Cambridge celebrates its best April 21 through 29 in the Cambridge Science Festival, led by the MIT Museum.

haydu100.bmpLarry Haydu (left), 56, who had a heart attack at 43 and was almost completely sedentary until last summer, will run the Boston Marathon today. He and 11 teammates are running as part of an experiment dreamed up by exercise physiologists and nutritionists at Tufts University and the television program "Nova." Check back later today to see how Haydu fared.

Also in Health/Science, meet MIT bioengineer Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, ponder cloud color, consider antidepressants and read about studies on ALS insights and a link between Tai Chi and shingles (second item).

In World news, A 350-strong US military task force of medical reservists called New Horizons last month spent two weeks bivouacked in the remote jungle in Panama, buffing the image of the United States as they help the poor.

In Business & Innovation, lobbyists take aim at generic biologics and New York City will buy electronic medical records software systems from eClinicalWorks of Westborough.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:23 AM
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