Archives for April, 2008

I don’t understand how some segments of the population believe that “natural” always equates to “better.” I certainly get the appeal of being close to nature; the romanticism of living simply and from the earth. I grew up and live currently in a rural area where people are close to animals and the land. But…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 2 years since Iowa’s 2006 mumps outbreak (more background and details on that here, here, here, and here). By the time the outbreak ended, 8 states had been heavily affected (and 45 reported at least one case), with a total of 6584 cases of mumps and 85 hospitalizations…

I spent all day yesterday in Madison, Wisconsin, at a conference on Landscape Ecology and infectious disease. I’ll discuss a few of the talks and issues below, but I wanted to start out with a bit of an introduction and explain just what landscape ecology (LE) is. The introductory talk, which covered this ground, was…

Shocking. Truly.

The Expelled producers lied about canceling a movie showing in Tempe. Anyone surprised?

Early this week, grant application; yesterday and today, IRB and IACUC for another project. But once again, fellow Sbers are keeping me busy reading about stories I’d like to be writing on; see yet again Mike on E. coli O157:H7–everything old is new again; Ed on a new study showing yet again how amazing bacteria…

Elsewhere…

Sent off yet another grant, so I’m still (once again) catching up on everything. Meanwhile, some posts for you to check out: I thought I was self-sacrificing by submitting myself to Kentucky’s creation museum for your amusement. Guess I could have stayed home and wasted 2 1/2 hours of my life as Drek did, live-blogging…