Archives for August, 2010

WE DIDNT LISTEN! WE DIDNT LISTEN!

NOH MY GAWD. *calms down* Okay, back story: I dont watch ‘True Blood‘ until Monday nights. My weekends are super busy, so I just crash Sunday nights, and since there is nothing good on Monday nights until new ‘Big Bang Theory’ in a few weeks, I catch up on ‘True Blood’. Last night… Last night,…

ERV LIVE, 1011 am central

EDIT– TIME ZONE FAIL! 11 am Central! LOL!!! So this weekend there is a live blogtv blogathon to raise money for HIV Research! I am not a member of the blogtv culture, so I have no idea whats going on, LOL, but you can watch it here! devchelle2- Broadcast your self LIVE And you can…

HuffPo FAIL boat: Salmonella edition

Me: HAI GUYS! U NEED TO EAT GUD FUDS LIKE EGGS! EGGS ARE GUD AND CHEEP! LOL! YAY EAT EGGS U GET ABS LIKE ABS LOL! News: Salmonella outbreak in eggs, Massive recalls Me: FUUUUUUUUUU…… News: lol. But thats not the only reason I bring this up. SciBlogs ‘special’ friend, HuffPo, scavenged an article from…

Epigone is glad PZ isnt gone

Ive gotten some fun nicknames from people on the internet. You all have heard the ‘PZs pitbull’ one. But my favorite nickname EVER I got on the SciBlogs back-channel: ‘PZs epigone‘ It was meant as an insult, but I really like ‘epigone’. I pronounce it ‘eh-pee-go-nay’ in my head, like I pronounce ‘paradigm’ ‘pair-uh-dig-um’ or…

Yesterdays post got me so annoyed and flabbergasted– I needed to read a nice MLV paper to cheer me up. And nothing cheers me up like using gene therapy on kids with genetic diseases, allowing them to live pretty much normal lives: Efficacy of gene therapy for X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency. Most readers of ERV…

So, a while back, there was HUUUUUGE DRAMA. BIG HUBUB. Because a study that CONFIRMED the initial findings regarding XMRV and CFS was being HELD UP by TEH GOVERNMENT! Conspiracy, conspiracy, yada yada yada. Apparently, this was that paper: Detection of MLV-related virus gene sequences in blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy…

I dunno whether this guy is a troll or not, but he asked a question I would love to answer, as it is very, very relevant to things Ive written on this blog before: Finally, if your children have been vaccinated against xyz disease, why would you care if others are NOT vaccinated, surely your…

Montys project was officially funded, so he is spending today on Ustream, thanking his supporters with videos and songs and getting a chocolate cake smashed in his face at 7 pm Central: Online TV Shows by Ustream Thank you all so much for spreading the word and donating, guys! EDIT 4.55 pm– One of my…

We only have until midnight Saturday– August 21st– to get another $1,860 for an amazing project. Songs From the Science Frontier A different way to get kids excited about science. A way YOU can help reach kids everywhere, from East LA to rural Georgia– anywhere kids might not be getting the best science education. Monty…

Hey, remember back in 2008, when I wrote a post on a neat idea in herpes vaccine design? That paper was all ideas. Well, they just published a paper where they test some of the science of those ideas: Herpes Simplex Virus 2 ICP0− Mutant Viruses Are Avirulent and Immunogenic: Implications for a Genital Herpes…