Douglas B. Clark

Douglas B. Clark

Community Manager & Editor, ChEnected
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Douglas Clark is a copywriter and speechwriter with a healthy appetite for all things digital. He has more than 15 years' agency and independent experience in corporate and marketing communication, and his clients come from diverse industries, specializing in anything from financial products and toothpaste to software for the visualization of computational fluid dynamics data. Among his clients are Accenture, American Express, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Hewlett-Packard, and Panasonic.

ChEnected contributions

Nanoparticle versus Cancer

. by Douglas B. Clark

Whenever cancer is discussed, a familiar phrase is often heard: the earlier it's caught, the better the chances of survival. Early detection is the next best thing to avoiding cancer altogether, and now researchers are hoping to have discovered a safe, new method of detection that relies on a newcomer in the fight for early detection: the nanoparticle. More specifically, MIT's Tech Review reported last week that researchers are beginning early-stage clinical trials on infrared-emiting nanoparticles that they hope will prove effective in detecting early-stage melanoma.

Lady Gaga's "Telephone" Meets the Chromosome!

. by Douglas B. Clark

This week we were introduced to this Lady Gaga parody, thanks to the people at NPR's Science Friday and Talking Science. According to Talking Science, the star of the video is Josephine Coburn, a freshman from from UC Berkeley. As Lady Gallium, she transforms Lady Gaga's song "Telephone" into a great lesson on genetics, titled "Chromosome."

Newly Engineered Yeast Overcomes Major Biofuel Hurdle

. by Douglas B. Clark

Researchers have engineered a strain of yeast that can be used to produce ethanol far more efficiently than previously possible. The new yeast's potential lies in its ability to simultaneously consume two types of sugar—glucose and xylose—from biomass.

10 Front-runners in Water-Related Research

. by Douglas B. Clark

Is turning waste and inefficiency into profit and opportunity too much to wish for? Not if you're one of finalists competing for the Imagine H2O Prize. The competition will award the most innovative and effective water-related startups that save natural resources, particularly in the areas of sourcing, distributing, treating, and disposing of water.

Earth’s H2O Status Report

. by Douglas B. Clark

While 1.8 billion people have Internet access, nearly one billion people lack access to adequate amounts of fresh water, according to a comprehensive new Living Planet report by the WWF and Global Footprint.

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