Archives for November, 2006

Microbiology pioneer dies

Esther Lederberg dies at 83 Stanford University microbiologist Esther Miriam Zimmer Lederberg, a trailblazer for female scientists and the developer of laboratory techniques that helped a generation of researchers understand how genes function, has died at Stanford Hospital. Professor Lederberg, who lived at Stanford, was 83 when she died Nov. 11 of pneumonia and congestive…

Pediatrics Grand Rounds #16

Welcome to the newest edition of Pediatric Grand Rounds. Grab a chair, get comfortable, and take a gander at the latest blogging in the field of pediatrics.

This is just too cute not to mention

Via Dynamics of Cats comes notice that two frequently-cited bloggers on, Sean Carroll of Cosmic Variance and Jennifer of Cocktail Party Physics, are gettin’ hitched. Two bloggers in love…could anything be cuter? A collective “awww” is in order, I think–congrats!

Pediatrics Grand Rounds–last call!

I’m traveling tonight and tomorrow to take the kids and myself back to Ohio for Thanksgiving (props to U of Iowa for not having any classes next week), so my internet access will be limited. So this is the last call for submissions for Pediatrics Grand Rounds, which I’ll write up Saturday afternoon (probably during…

The war on women’s health continues

PZ and others have already blogged about this, but since it deals with public health in a big way, I thought I’d give it a mention here as well. Seems Bush has made yet another highly questionable appointment in the Department of Health and Human Services. Shocking, I know. The Bush administration has appointed a…

November Animalcules is up!

Check it out over at Bamhaus, and much thanks to Andreas for hosting this month’s carnival. If anyone wans to volunteeer for future months, be sure to drop me a line; next edition will be Thursday, December 14th and is looking for a good home.

North Korea has more than nukes

I was just lecturing yesterday on streptococci, and discussing how the diseases caused by the group A streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes). This is the bacterium that causes diseases as varied as “strep throat,” streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, and necrotizing fasciitis (aka the “flesh-eating disease.”) It’s also caused historical epidemics of scarlet fever, a major scourge in…

The November edition of Animalcules will be up tomorrow–so get your links in ASAP to abaeumer at gmx dot de.

Grand Rounds 3.08

The latest edition of Grand Rounds is up, Monty Python-style, over at The Rumors were True.

It’s that time again. The November edition of Animalcules will go live this coming Thursday, and is being hosted by Andreas. Send your links to him (abaeumer at gmx dot de) by Wednesday, and go ahead and include more than one if you like since we missed the October round. Second, I’ll be hosting the…