Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pancreatic Cancer: Good News and Bad

It appears that a high-school student may have come up with an inexpensive, accurate and early method for detecting pancreatic cancer:

This is pretty important stuff: the disease kills over 95% of its victims, usually because it's difficult to detect in its early (more treatable) stages. Being able to catch it early on would be a real boon.

That's the good news.

The bad news, of course, is that The ObamaTax promises to severely limit additional research, let alone development of this new tech:

And since we're already seeing med-tech companies rapidly downsizing as a result of that tax, it's no sure thing that young Jack's new invention will ever see the light of day.

Too bad, that.
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