POSTDOCS UNITE » Check out our annual survey of the Best Places to Work for postdocs here. Then register for the 2007 National Postdoc Association Annual Meeting in Berkeley, California, from March 30 to April 1. For more information go to www.nationalpostdoc.org.
ANTI-AGING » The strategies described here meant to create the everlasting human still belong to the future, but there are plenty of ways to make humans appear ageless now. In Monaco, from March 22-24, physicians will present the latest techniques in anti-aging, from vascular aging prevention to surgical treatments for aging nails to total facial reconstruction. See www.euromedicom.com/ for more.
GENETIC DIAGNOSTICS » Through March 5 the Food and Drug Administration is taking public comments on a proposal to regulate in vitro multivariate index assays, which calculate genetic risk for a number of diseases. Let the agency know your opinions at http://tinyurl.com/33x8vr.
20 YEARS OF AZT » On March 20, 1987 the FDA approved zidovudine, more commonly known as AZT for azidothymidine. AZT, a thymidine analogue, was first developed in 1964 under an NIH grant. Its toxicity and lack of efficacy shelved it until 1985, when scientists began using it to treat HIV. It is now available in several generic formulations.