Conficker virus infects medical devices; Grassley investigates TX researcher's pharma ties;

> This is about as ugly as a piece of mean software can get. A "worm"--a nasty piece of code which wriggles into other machines--has invaded millions of hospital devices around the world, including MRI machines. FierceHealthIT

> Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is investigating yet another researcher's ties to the pharmaceutical industry, this time Karen Wagner of the University of Texas. FiercePharma

> Prepare to feel jealous: Here's a list of the top 15 big pharma salaries of 2008. FiercePharma

> An ambitious young MIT graduate has begun doing genetic research in her own apartment, leading observers to wonder whether genetics can actually spawn a generation of "garage" startups, a la Silicon Valley. FierceBioResearch

And Finally... What this guy did is up there with shipping yourself to jail. Article