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Radio silence…please stand by…

I know I have many promised posts, and I’ll get to them one day. Alas, the family and day job come before blogging, and I’ve been swamped with ongoing projects, grant applications, and manuscripts. I’ve been so busy, in fact, that revere over at Effect Measure beat me to the punch on my own upcoming…

For the jump haters…

Thomas asks in the comments: “More after the jump…” WTF? Why must people insist on using this trite, meaningless phrase? Don’t they know it immediately makes people hate them for using it? I’m pretty sure people know how to scroll down to see if the article continues. And when all that “jump” is is a…

ASM anyone?

Back from Mongolia (photos here for anyone interested), but heading off across the country this weekend for this year’s American Society for Microbiology general meeting in Boston, then down to Connecticut for some reunion-ating. I just wanted to draw your attention (especially those of you planning to head to ASM, or already in the Boston…

On Hiatus

May and the first week of June bring an R01 deadline and 2 weeks of travel, and I’m trying to get 2 more manuscripts out the door by the first of June. To minimize distractions, I’m closing up shop here for about 5 weeks. I’m also mulling about a new comment moderation policy; I’m tired…

Student posts, assignment #2

My students are back with their second writing assignment, which I’ll be posting for the next few days. As I mentioned previously, constructive comments on their posts are appreciated, but keep in mind that they’re students doing this as an assignment and still learning–and comments that I feel are over the top (or attacking me…

Off to Atlanta

Technically, I was supposed to be in Atlanta a good 3 hours ago, but our plane’s broken down here in Moline (where I’ve been for 7 hours and counting now). For the next few days, I’ll be at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID). Just scanning the schedule, there’s a ton of interesting…

A note of thanks

Just wanted to say how appreciative I am to those of you who took the time to read and/or comment on this week’s guest posts from my students. Though a few of them did take part in the comments section (something I didn’t require), I know that they were all following along and appreciated the…

Introducing…

…my grad students. My spring semester course is on infectious causes of chronic disease, looking at the role various infections play in cancer, autoimmune disease, mental illness, and other chronic conditions. Since I’ve often discussed the importance of having scientists communicate with the public, I decided to assign each of them to write 2 blog…

Medblog awards open for voting

Every year, the folks over at Medgadget.com host the Medical Weblog Awards. I’ve been nominated a few times, and even did OK in the best new blog category a few years back. This year, I’m apparently nominated in the Best Clinical Weblog category–which, honestly, I don’t think I fit into. So I won’t ask for…

Aetiology–live from LA

No, I’ve not dropped off the face of the earth. I’m currently here in rainy Los Angeles for a meeting with the WIRED SCIENCE/Correlations people, where I met up with fellow Correlations bloggers Clifford Johnson, Michael Tobis, and Sheril Kirshenbaum, as well as WIRED SCIENCE producer Damon Gambuto and a number of other folks who…