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Twitter users hit out at Jay Z and Beyonce’s ‘almost all white’ Tidal staff picture.. before realizing it was of their Norway office
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How might future visitors to Mars build shelter? NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge aims to foster an innovative, sustainable solution, says Sam Ortega (full text available to subscribers)
Australia holds its breath ahead of a Unesco decision about the Great Barrier Reef —> Read More
Archaeologists discover 2,400-year-old solid gold ‘bongs’ used by kings to smoke cannabis at ceremonies
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Much of our lives are spent waiting. We wait for our hopes, plans and actions to develop, progress and mature. Allen D. Allen is a retired medical researcher and he too is waiting. He waits for the final chapter of his innovative life work.
Allen waits for the implementation of a blood test that he discovered to identify major depression. Most significantly, he is waiting for a Phase III clinical trial of an antibody that can change how HIV/AIDS is treated. In life, it takes a great deal of work and effort to hurry up and wait.
A Medical Researcher can be found at most university teaching hospitals. Their job is to observe and ponder. In the academic world of “publish or perish,” a medical researcher is looking for an interesting topic to investigate and launch into a study. It is a job that requires equal parts hope and skepticism.
Educated at Berkeley and UCLA, Allen D. Allen eventually landed into his desired role as a medical researcher in the 1980s. “I am very curious,” says Allen, “I like to pour over random case files, because, at some time, a pattern develops and there is that “Eureka” moment of a discovery.”
Prior to this, Allen found success in two very different, yet related, fields. As a songwriter, he composed a few hits, namely “Just Married”, a famous record by Marty Robbins. Advertising jingles proved to be the most lucrative. In the Sixties, Allen worked with many ad agencies and confesses, “It really was just like Mad Men.” He wrote and produced jingles for many products, such as Toyota, Sun-Maid Raisins, Manischewitz Wine and Shilling Spices.
Later in the decade, Allen founded a computer software company, long before computers had screens and graphics, back when a paper key card was strategically —> Read More