Archives for February, 2011

The Antarctica Files: SLIDE SHOW!

Hey one of my boat buddies uploaded a slide-show Quark made for us to YouTube! Everyone on the ship uploaded their favorite pics to the ship computer, then they picked some of the best for the slide show. Please note that one of THE BEST pics is of my hot white thighs. *AHEM* (you can…

*slowclap* Woman brings measles home from London

Air travelers may have been exposed to measles WASHINGTON (AP) – Public health officials are warning travelers and workers present at four U.S. airports on two recent days that they may have been exposed to measles from a traveler arriving from London. Authorities said Saturday that a New Mexico woman later confirmed to have measles…

“Is it local?”

Oklahomans, Mid-westerners/Southerners, we get made fun of a lot in pop-culture. Thats fine. It can be funny. Sokay. I saw Fred Amerson on Conan the other day, and I just caught up with his new show, ‘Portlandia‘. OMFG– ROFL!

XMRV = Lab contaminant.

Breast Cancer Show EverTags: SOUTHPARKmore… After all the XMRV on ERV, as Wendy would say, “Im finished!” Its over. At this point, there are innumerable lines of evidence suggesting that XMRV is not a real human pathogen– from its magical ability to be spread despite no virus in any body fluid, including blood, including in…

Immunology and… obesity?

Here at ERV, Ive talked about all kinds of pathogens and all kinds of vaccination strategies against those pathogens and cancers how our immune systems respond to these pathogens and vaccines and cancers and blah blah blah. When you think ‘immunology’ you think ‘your body protecting itself’, or if you watch ‘House’, you think of…

“If we’re supposed to go out and eat nothing, if we’re supposed to eat roots and berries and tree bark, show us how… … The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn’t look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice. And then we hear that she’s out eating ribs at 1,500…

Wanna chat with Steve Novella?

Spend your lunch break with a founder of Science Based Medicine and Neurologica Blog! Journalist/Ninja Trine Tsouderos is going to be hosting a live chat with Dr. Steve Novella TODAY, NOON CENTRAL time!

XMRV and human PBMCs: DO NOT WANT!!!!!!!!

Though I am definitely (and I hope clearly) a supporter of animal research in science (plug for Speaking of Research), it is also definitely something I do not like to do. Contrary to how animal lib freaks frame us, while I fully and absolutely support and appreciate my fellow scientists who are animal researchers, I…

HAHAHAHAHAHA! For the lulz: 60 Lab Studies Now Confirm Cancer Link to a Vaccine You Probably Had as a Child Posted By Dr. Mercola | February 18 2011 | 104,627 views SV40, a cancer-causing monkey virus. The puzzle began in 1994, when Dr. Michele Carbone, a Loyola University researcher, found the virus SV40, which had…

Via Dianna Narciso, one of the funniest/most pathetic excuse for a child-star-gone-wild: Atheist community service. “Somewhere along this journey,” he says, “both mine and Miley’s faith has been shaken. That saddens me the most.” When they first came to Hollywood for Hannah Montana, the two of them would drive down the freeway together to the…