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People in the News: Aug 24, 2010

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Sigma-Aldrich has named Magnus Borg vice president and chief information officer for the firm. In the role, Borg will run the company's global information systems from its corporate headquarters in St. Louis. Borg has already spent more than 20 years with Sigma-Aldrich in IT management in the US and abroad, and he has worked as CIO for Ericsson North America.


The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has hired Peter Ginsberg to be vice president of business and technology development. Ginsberg formerly was VP of business development and strategic planning at SurModics, and he has served as a consultant for biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device clients. He also worked at Deephaven Capital Management on healthcare equity investments, he was a managing director and senior biotechnology analyst at Piper Jaffray, and he was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.