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From the American Scientist: Our American Scientist pizza lunch talk falls later than usual this month to accommodate our magazine’s May-June issue deadline. Keep open the noon hour on March 30 and come hear Geoff Ginsburg, director of the Center for Genomic Medicine at Duke University, discuss genomic and personalized medicine. To keep you on…

From the NC Museum of Natural Sciences: OUR BODIES: The Final Frontier Tuesday, March 23, 2010 – 6:30-8:30 pm with discussion beginning at 7:00 followed by Q&A Location: Tir Na Nog 218 South Blount Street, Raleigh, 833-7795 We have come to think of the world as known. It isn’t. Even basic parts of our own…

At Pizza Lunch talks, we hear a lot about efforts to decipher the physical world. But what about psychological realms? How do you measure them, especially on a large scale among people scarred by trauma? At noon on Thursday, Feb. 18, come hear Dr. Jeffrey Sonis discuss “Cambodian Attitudes and Mental Health on the Eve…

The current forum discussion on PRI/BBC The World is Tackling the Global Organ Shortage. This week’s guest is Dr. Mustafa Al-Mousawi, past president of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. Listen to the podcast and ask Dr. Al-Mousawi questions in the forum. He’ll be checking in and responding throughout the week: Worldwide, there is…

Forum: Preventing Future Bhopals

It was 25 years ago yesterday that thousands dies in the Bhopal disaster. Yesterday, Rhitu Chatterjee did the story about it (listen or read the transcript) on PRI The World. Also yesterday, Rhittu and Elsa Youngsteadt interviewed Henrik Selin of Boston University about the topic (download the MP3 of the podcast here) and you can…

You can follow the event virtually in Second Life – just click here and teleport.

World AIDS Day and Techie Tuesday in RTP

TECHIE TUESDAY “Celebration of Life” Research Triangle Global Health Excellence & World AIDS Day Date: December 1, 2009 Time: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm Location: RTP Headquarters – 12 Davis Drive Catering By: Nantucket CafĂ© & Neomonde Did you know the Triangle region is a center of excellence in global health? Help celebrate World AIDS…

You can listen to the Friday episode of Skeptically Speaking here. I am at the beginning, first 10 minutes or so, explaining what ScienceOnline2010 is all about. But the rest of the show with Paul Ingraham is very interesting as well.

If you follow me on Twitter or peruse the links in my daily Tweetlinks summaries, you may have noticed I posted several links to a new Collection at PLoS. This one is not a PLoS ONE Collection, but a PLoS-wide one, spanning six of the seven journals in the house. The Collection Genomics of Emerging…

On Speaking of Medicine: PLoS Medicine turns 5 years old on October 19th, 2009. To highlight the crucial importance of open access in medical publishing we’re holding a competition to find the best medical paper published under an open-access license anywhere (not just in PLoS) since our launch. Vote for your choice from the 6…