Archives for August, 2008

Microbiologists: be your own media

Chris Condayan, ASM’s public outreach and media guru (and the guy behind the scenes of MicrobeWorld), has an editorial in the latest issue of Nature Reviews Microbiology. Cleverly titled “Culture media,” Condayan encourages microbiologists to get involved sharing their knowledge online (and gives examples of ways they can do so). He notes: As long as…

Anthrax–still a mess

So, after almost a week of intense media scrutiny and finger-pointing at USAMRIID scientist Bruce Ivins as the perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks, the FBI has now released its documents pertaining to the case, and declares that Ivins was indeed their man. However, a lot of unanswered questions remain–about the investigation itself, the whole…

The 2001 anthrax attacks: solved?

Real life work has once again stepped in, so I won’t have the Helicobacter posts up until next week. However, in the meantime, a big story has broken regarding the 2001 anthrax attacks–a potential suspect, and his suicide before he could be arrested. Will we ever actually get to the bottom of this? More discussion…