Good on them for establishing the endowment.
I had a problem with this sorry when I first saw it the other day. Namely that it was being sensationalized and the call to action seemed misplaced – as the geologic threat was not only out of our control but also nothing new for volcanic islands.
After some minor looks at the original 2009 discovery of this species, I found a note that they believe it to have diverged about five million odd years ago. The concern for the species was predicated around the threat of a volcano that hasn't erupted in thirty three years spoke of humanistic hubris that our timescale and awareness of the species suddenly changed it's historic risk posture.
Sure, we can take conservation steps maybe to degrees of success, as reptiles seem notoriously hard to breed in captivity, but did awareness need to be cast in such a narrow manner? No this could've been a way to educate, but we missed that eruption.
"he program applies to devices that "demonstrate the potential to address unmet medical needs for life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases or conditions." Examples include of previous devices that would meet the condition include the first drug-coated balloon catheter to treat vascular disease.
To be accepted into the program, the device must treat a condition or diagnose a condition for which no appropriate means of diagnosis exists, provide a clinically meaningful advantage over existing technologies, or be in the best interest of patients, The FDA says."
This is great. I am all for improving the turnaround time on diagnostic and niche treatment opportunities based around emerging technologies and practices.
#TED has spawned some nice stuff – but this themed list is a good sampling.
Nice list of some I hadn't seen before. A lifetime of learning online.
Hardly lost, but fading for any number of reasons. We're slowly moving out of an age where anthropologists saw and described a rich tapestry.
"Unfortunately, the number of reindeer is dwindling, and there is no program to help replenish the reindeer from nearby Siberia."
#TED on creative fiction.
Glad to see the article note that conflict remains around the function of the form.