Archives for July, 2011

ERV and HIV-1 on Skeptically Speaking

Just in case you missed it on Sunday, you can now download/stream my talk on HIV-1 with Skeptically Speaking! #122 HIV and AIDS BONUS: This recording includes a chat with Dr. Peter Leone on HPV too!

Science Media: Why do I even bother…

Me, about three weeks ago: Super Awesome influenza antibodies: Slightly more helpful than Super Awesome HIV antibodies This morning: Scientists hail the prospect of a universal vaccine for flu One antibody to bind them all– An antibody that recognizes all strains of influenza A could be a universal vaccine blueprint. Universal flu vaccine a ‘step…

HIV-1: 360 degrees, inside and out

This has been out for some time, but I was just linked to it by my Facebook friend, Brian– a really cool model of HIV-1, inside and out, based off of “more then 100 latest scientific publications in the fields of virology, X-ray analysis and NMR spectroscopy. The depicted spatial configurations of 17 different viral…

In a world…

Dear Hollywood– GET OUT OF MY HEAD! GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!! Might suck. Might be an awesome combination of ‘Evil Dead’/’Army of Darkness’ and ‘Sean of the Dead’. We shall see. *putsonmybadasscapejustincase*

Chicken pox deaths plummet

One of my very first memories was chicken pox. I was like 3 years old– I had these damn itchy spots on my stomach, so I was standing in front of the kitchen sink, showing them to my mom like “WTF???” Mom: Oh honey, youve got chicken pox! Me: But I dont *WANT* chicken pox.…

ERV LIVE and IRL! HIV-1 and Vaccines!

I suck! Desiree Schelle has been trying to get me on Skeptically Speaking since, like, last December, and I keep getting busy and putting it off and then I was like “GHA I SUCK NAME A DATE!” So Im going to be on her show this Sunday to talk about HIV-1! We record live with…

The simplest, simplest definition of evilution: Change over time. Your children are different from you. You are different from your parents. Your parents are different from their parents. And so on and so on and so on. But if Person A is older than you and has different DNA, that doesnt automatically mean Person A…

Part I: HPV Part II: Measles Part III: More Measles Its July 18th. A little over half-way into 2011. And in Ethiopia, about 18,000 people have gotten measles, with a touch over 100 dead. There has also been an outbreak in Somali refugee camps in Kenya, with almost 500 sick and 11 dead. Meanwhile, here…

NOOOOO!!! ALL HOPE IS LOST!!! Gov. Fallin is asking Oklahomans to turn to a higher power this Sunday, July 17, 2011 and pray for rain. “I encourage Oklahomans of all faiths to join me this Sunday in offering their prayers for rain,” Fallin said. “For the safety of our firefighters and our communities and the…

Green terrorists destroy GM wheat

This is why we need science blogs like Tomorrows Table, Biofortified, GMO Pundit, and James and the Giant Corn**. “I’m sick of being treated like a dumb Mum who doesn’t understand the science. As far as I’m concerned, my family’s health is too important. GM wheat is not safe, and if the Government can’t protect…