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An article that is likely to make the rounds of the science/medical blogosphere (and get the anti-vaccer trolls out of the woodwork): Researchers long ago rejected the theory that vaccines cause autism, yet many parents don’t believe them. Can scientists bridge the gap between evidence and doubt? Writes Liza Gross in the latest Feature article…

Harold Varmus is everywhere!

Look what came in the mail yesterday! The Art and Politics of Science by Harold Varmus and, since he is in some way my boss, with a very nice personal inscription inside the cover. I am excited and already started reading it. And speaking o Varmus, he seems to be everywhere. See this article in…

The World Pneumonia Day

Nicholas Kristof from the New York Times has written a blog entry about pneumonia being under recognized on the global health agenda, in the media and by people in industrialized countries. Many people don’t know that pneumonia kills more children than malaria, measles and AIDS combined: It’s been remarkable to watch how malaria has become,…

Kim is excited: It’s official! The Medbloggers are now a part of BlogWorld/New Media Expo 09! Thanks to sponsorship from Johnson & Johnson and MedPage Today, the “Medlblogger Meet-Up” is now a reality. But it is so much more than “just” a meet-up. A full day of topics, voted on by the medical bloggers themselves,…

Tomorrow’s Nature has a nice, long article about the plight of science journalism and the potential role of science blogs in filling the void as science journalists are laid off and the news-media are going bankrupt and shutting down. No commentary for me about it yet today – I hope others will start first. The…

From SCONC: Wednesday, March 25 7 p.m. “Something for the Pain: One Doctor’s Account of Life and Death in the ER,” a book reading and discussion by author Paul Austin, MD hosted by the American Medical Writers Association, Carolinas Chapter. Austin, a former firefighter who is now an emergency room physician at Durham Regional Hospital,…

World’s Biggest Scientific Fraud?

Wow! This is massive! From Anesthesiology News: Scott S. Reuben, MD, of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., a pioneer in the area of multimodal analgesia, is said to have fabricated his results in at least 21, and perhaps many more, articles dating back to 1996. The confirmed articles were published in Anesthesiology, Anesthesia and…

From Sigma Xi: NCSU molecular biologist Jorge Piedrahita has cloned pigs and explored why they are not carbon copies despite sharing the same DNA. Now he is trying to crack puzzles that could result in transgenic animals useful in human and veterinary medicine. His studies in cloned pigs led him to an unusual family of…