Wednesday, March 20, 2013

3.20.13 - NYT Review - MIKE NOVA'S STARRED ITEMS


via The New York Times's Facebook Wall by The New York Times on 3/20/13
Before he became Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio navigated the politics of gay marriage by advocating that the church in Argentina support the idea of civil unions for gay couples.


On Gay Unions, a Pragmatist Before He Was a Pope
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By suggesting in 2010 that the church in Argentina support civil unions for gay couples, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio revealed himself to be a deal maker willing to compromise.

via NYT > Home Page by By JIM YARDLEY on 3/20/13
Pope Francis described the spiritual bond between Catholics and Jews as “very special” and expressed gratitude to Muslim leaders.

via NYT > World by By ANDREW ROTH on 3/20/13
A judge rejected an appeal by three members of the rock group Pussy Riot who were jailed for hooliganism after a protest in a church last year.

via NYT > Business Day by By JOHN MARKOFF on 3/20/13
A “Big Data freeway system” for science projects in fields including genomic sequencing, climate science and physics is to be announced by the University of California at San Diego this week.

via The New York Times's Facebook Wall by The New York Times on 3/20/13
Genetically altering a patient’s immune cells has, for the first time, produced remissions in adults with a deadly type of acute leukemia. In one patient who was severely ill, all traces of the disease vanished in 8 days.

“We’re creating living drugs,” Dr. Michel Sadelain said. “It’s an exciting story that’s just beginning.”


T-Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Acute Type of Leukemia
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A treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer has, for the first time, produced remissions in adults with a deadly type of acute leukemia, a new study suggests.

via NYT > Global Home by By ASHLEY PARKER on 3/20/13
Foreseeing a long battle like the one over abortion, conservatives in their 20s and 30s say they must argue in favor of traditional marriage, not against gay rights.

via NYT > World by By MICHAEL R. GORDON on 3/20/13

via NYT > Global Home by By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM on 3/20/13
The central bank affirmed that it would keep up its existing efforts to stimulate the economy, even though it expected a return to moderate growth.

via NYT > Arts by By JAMES C. MCKINLEY JR. on 3/20/13
The singer issued a statement after at least ten venues canceled scheduled performances.