Archives for August, 2011

It gets lonely here in virus town. Its like me… and Vincent… and… me… So Im always happy to stumble across another virology blag, especially ones written by fellow grad students! Rule of 6ix :uncovering the science behind viruses, vaccines and what it means for us Bamford doesnt post super often, but check out the…

EMAIL! (technically, a paraphrased really great question from someone at FreeOK!) Dear ERV– Is there any reason why I, a young healthy adult, really *need* to get the flu shot every year? Even if I do get the flu, wont that just make my immune system stronger? Blech. Flu shots. Every damn year people are…

lol, WUT?

This is, quite possibly, the biggest science journalism fail in the history of ever. IN THE HISTORY OF EVER. *heavy sigh* OKAY, when we discover new drugs and antivirals and such, we usually dont build these pharmaceuticals from scratch. We steal them from evolution, and try to make them *better* for *our* purposes in the…

Q&A: Pregnant mothers vs unvaccinated kids

EMAIL! Dear ERV– If I work with kids who are not immunized and I get pregnant, is my fetus at risk? This is a question I got from an audience member post-FreeOK, and it was too good not to share with everybody!! First, a disclaimer I dont normally have to state– I iz not an…

Antibodies: Evolution in action

I did a little experiment on the audience at FreeOK on Saturday (will be posted when The Thinking Atheist gets it up! Should be good quality, hes got all kinds of fancy stuff/tricks!). *squint* It wasnt really a matter of ‘will they get this?’, cause atheists/skeptics/freethinkers are smart. It was more of ‘will they even…