Keep Calm and Carry on! the Doctor is In!

Keep Calm and Carry on! the Doctor is In!

Here is what I am reading today:

“The sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) is an aggressive parasite that is considered a pest in many regions, including the US Great Lakes. An ancient vertebrate, its lineage diverged from that of humans about 500 million years ago. The lamprey is now our earliest vertebrate ancestor to have its whole genome sequenced and assembled. Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.”

“As politicians and academics debate the future of higher education, it is already happening — in dorm rooms, off-campus apartments and living rooms around the world.

Estela Garcia, a working mother from Menlo Park, attends class at her kitchen table after she puts her daughters to bed; Tim Barham, a UC Berkeley senior, takes statistics at home after a day at work; and Oakland teenager Sergio Sandoval studies a college course while in high school.”

“The Oxford University researchers hope that harnessing this inbuilt biological mechanism, identified in rats, could help in treating stroke and preventing other neurodegenerative diseases in the future. ‘We have shown for the first time that the brain has mechanisms that it can use to protect itself and keep brain cells alive,’ says Professor Alastair Buchan, Head of the Medical Sciences Division and Dean of the Medical School at Oxford University, who led the work.”

“- Computer engineering, $70,400
– Chemical engineering, $66,400
– Computer science, $64,400
– Aerospace engineering, $64,000
– Mechanical engineering, $62,900
– Electrical/Electronics and communications engineering, $62,300
– Civil engineering, $57,600
– Finance, $57,300
– Construction science/management, $56,600
– Information sciences and systems, $56,100″