Archives for July, 2006

I’ve not commented on the whole stem cell controversy. Though I follow the literature (and the news), others are much better-versed in the science (and the politics) than I am, so I’ve left it to them to comment on both aspects of the unfolding story. However, I saw this comment over at Framing Science, and…

Grand Rounds 2.44

This week’s Grand Rounds, a roundup of the week’s best medical blogging, is up over at Medical Humanities with a unique garden theme.

I’ve mentioned previously the potential role that mild or asymptomatic infections with influenza may play in transmission and evolution of the virus. Right now, most of our reports of H5N1 have been due to serious infections that caused a patient to seek medical care. These cases are the tip of the iceberg in a normal…

Evolutionary biologists sometimes think we microbiology people have it easy. “No one doubts the germ theory!,” they claim. Au contraire, mes amis: Do some research Tara. Then you will be ready to start from scratch again, forget the germ theory nonsense and become a real scientist. And I bet this insult will sound familiar to…

I see Janet has a post series going on family + academic career. (Part 1; Part 2). I’ve written a bit on my own experience at the old blog (and I do mean “a bit;” it’s much more of a Cliff notes version of events than Janet’s), so I’m re-posting it here for another view…

Gallagher discussion elsewhere

Just wanted to point y’all to PZ’s post on Gallagher’s editorial (as he notes, he’s much less generous than I am) and make a few clarifications:

New Mendel’s Garden

The lastest edition of Mendel’s Garden, a genetics carnival, is up at Viva la Evolucion!

Via the Christian Science Monitor comes an article about the “Iron Science Teacher:”

This week’s Ask a science blogger question is: If you could have practiced science in any time and any place throughout history, which would it be, and why?… Discussion after the fold…

Programming note

Just a note, since yesterday’s post on Gallagher generated a lot of comments. I have a few posts on tap today (well, really tomorrow, as I’m writing this Thursday evening), but they’re all scheduled and I’m not near a computer (and won’t be until late this afternoon). So should there be some blow-up or comments…