Archives for March, 2010

THIS… IS… SCIBLOGS!

There are only a couple things I would change. 1) Add Arnie. And Oracs pup. That would have been funny (But Orac is hysterical as is) 2) Add me saying “hehehehehe” in my first panel. Plus, one additional panel with me jumping up and down, clapping my hands saying “YAAAY!” over Nisbets unconscious body Nisbets…

Norovirus and histo-blood group antigens

Weve all heard of that stupid book/diet that tries to tell you what to eat based on your blood type. Of course thats stupid and just a gimmic to get you to buy hundreds of dollars of crap ‘supplements’ for your blood-type (oh for Petes sake…). I totally didnt know this before I read this…

Lunch with a crazy old lady

Oklahomas Christian Medical and Dental Association is such a massive joke. They brought in Donald Ewert, a clueless dork, to talk about the ‘Evolution of the Immune System’ Creationism. Brought in Mr. NOMNOMNOMNOM to talk about the science/religion/ethics behind stem cell research SCIENTISTS KILLING BABBIES! And yesterday they brought in Ellen Myers to talk about:…

LOL! We finally got Obesity Panacea on ScienceBlogs! YAY! Now. *squints eyes* I gotta question for Travis and Peter as a blogwarming gift Whats the deal with BMI? Weve talked about it a lot on SciBlogs, but now weve got some Real Life obesity/exercise professionals in the house, so I wanna get the usefulness of…

The inevitable union: XMRV and Vpu!

Two things I didnt intend on writing about on ERV more than a few times, but turned into repeat guests: XMRV and Vpu. Theyve finally come together. Susceptibility of xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) to retroviral restriction factors Know how I was talking about intrinsic immunity yesterday? Well, some scientists wondered how the heck…

HIV-1 Vaccine: Again, OH SHI-

Your immune system is like an onion ogre parfait. Its has lots and lots of layers. You have intrensic immunity– Abilities every single one of your cells has to defend itself from viruses. VpuTetherin would be a good example of this, as would APOBEC and Trim5a. Pick a cell in your body– it can make…

HIV-1 deniers– They love Orac. They love Tara. Even like haunting the Hoofnagle brothers a bit. They dont like ERV. Never have. *sad face* I really cant figure out why. (I bet its cause Im mean and kannut com00nicates scienz). Three years ago, today, I posted a challenge to HIV-1 Deniers. A simple test of…