Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thief Steals Laptop Containing Irreplaceable Prostate Cancer Cure Research Data

This post should serve as an example of why you should always backup your work - especially when you are working on novel cancer research. A husband and wife cancer research team left their laptop in the car while they stuffed their faces at Panera. Unfortunately, they also decided to keep their valuable (potentially life-saving) data on this non-secure laptop and of course, someone jacked the laptop.

Unfortunately, most of the data was never backed up, a mistake Shin said could be a major setback in the fight against cancer.

Some of that data can never be replicated. Other parts of that research could take up to two years to do over. That's earth shattering considering 30,000 men die in the U.S. every year from prostate cancer, meaning people could lose their lives all because of a crime.

Source: (Oklahoma City)

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