Archives for September, 2006

E. coli outbreak traced to tainted spinach An outbreak of E. coli in eight states has left at least one person dead and 50 others sick, federal health officials said Thursday in warning consumers nationwide not to eat bagged fresh spinach. The death occurred in Wisconsin, where 20 others were also sickened, said Dr. David…

Last call for September Animalcules!

For all you micro-oriented folks, don’t forget that the latest edition of Animalcules will be up Sunday the 17th at Viva la evolucion!. Send your enties to me (aetiology AT gmail DOT com) or Salva (vivalaevolucion AT hotmail DOT com) by tomorrow (Saturday).

The new vaccine against the human papilloma virus is something I’ve discussed a time or ten here. Reaction to the vaccine by many religious groups has morphed with time, from outright resistance to a more common stance right now that they’re accepting of the vaccine, but don’t want it to be mandatory. Well… Michigan legislation…

Skeptics’ circle has gone to the dogs

Janet hosts the latest edition of the Skeptics’ Circle. Don’t let the cuteness dampen your critical thinking skills.

Semmelweis: ID hero

You may or may not be familiar with the name Ignaz Semmelweis. It’s not one that’s typically taught to school children, like Koch or Pasteur may be. He even tends to get glossed over in upper-level biology courses. But Semmelweis was an important figure in the history of microbiology (indeed, I picked his work as…

Newest Tangled Bank is up!

It’s fun, games, and science blogging over at The Hairy Museum of Natural History, where the latest Tangled Bank is hosted.

Grand Rounds 2.51

The best of this week’s medical blogging can be found at Diabetes Mine, with a “back to med school” theme.

Another gaffe from Hank Barnes


It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style. –Oscar Wilde It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since the collapse of the twin towers. In…

Pediatrics Grand Rounds 1.11

The newest edition of Pediatric Grand Rounds is up over at Breath Spa for Kids. Additionally, don’t forget that the latest edition of Animalcules will be up later this week at Viva la evolucion!. Because of some scheduling issues for this month’s host, it’ll be up on Sunday the 17th instead of Thursday the 14th.…