Archives for March, 2011

ERVs and ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gherigs disease. Pretty much sounds like hell, to me. Your mind is fine, while your body is collapsing around you– slowly but surely paralyzing you, taking away your ability to eat and breathe, while your mind is fine and dandy so you are acutely aware of what is happening to…

As a scientist and a blogger and a science communicator, I luvs me some open access publishing! I can link to a paper everyone can read, people can leave questions or comments or ideas in my comment section– its interactive and educational and a lot more fun for everyone (I end up learning a lot…

“The Stoning of Sally Kern”

According to the ‘Christian Martyr’ Wikipedia page: * Saint Stephen, Protomartyr, was stoned c. 34 AD. * James the Great (Son of Zebedee) was beheaded in 44 AD. * Philip the Apostle was crucified in 54 AD. * Matthew the Evangelist killed with a halberd in 60 AD. * James the Just, beaten to death…

InCROIable conference coverage!

Scientific conferences are so cool It s bunch of really smart people getting together to pow-wow about a common interest, sharing their newest data, brainstorming new ideas, trouble-shooting, arguing, finding new collaborators– its just so friggen cool Unfortunately, us smaller labs can only budget for one/a couple of these a year, so I am missing…

VIPDx took this down from their website, but this is the internet. The internet remembers everything. VIP Dx Laboratory is highly regarded in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and neuro immune disease testing. VIP Dx also tests for intestinal gut dysbiosis by means of the Immunobilan test, the same test used in BioRay’s CytoFlora…

Question for the hivemind: Allergy meds

I love Oklahoma… except for one thing. You might think that one thing has something to do with insane Christian Evangelicals or creepy perverted ‘Conservative’ Republicans, but really, you just get used to those sorts of things. I think I would genuinely miss them if they were gone. No, the ‘one thing’ is… allergies. As…