Archives for January, 2012

Last fall, a bizarre but interesting paper was published in Nature Cell Research: Exogenous plant MIR168a specifically targets mammalian LDLRAP1: evidence of cross-kingdom regulation by microRNA (subsequent correction after they duplicated images in their figures LOL!!!! Nature/Science, you so crazy!) What they suggest, is that when humans eat Oryza sativa (Asian rice), a microRNA highly…

I think the unofficial Favorite Journal of ScienceBlogs has got to be the journal, Medical Hypotheses. It used to be, you could take two different approaches if you wanted to publish in Medical Hypotheses. 1– Smash your face into your keyboard for 15 minutes. Submit for publication. Or, the less expedient 2– Leave your laptop…

The very first sign Judy Mikovits was not just a little ‘off-her-rocker’ kook-coo, but full on ‘off-the-rocker-set-it-on-fire-and-dancing-around-the-flames-nude-while-using-feces-as-war-paint’ kook-coo, was this comment she made about XMRV, vaccines, and autism, before her shit paper was even published: “On that note, if I might speculate a little bit,” she said, “This might even explain why vaccines would lead…

Oh my gawd this is so fun! You know how we are always screaming online about some stupid thing Jenny McCarthy or Bill O’Reilly has said/done? A group of folks at Sense About Science have gotten together some of the stupid, if not outright dangerous ‘potentially misleading’ things celebrities have said about earth science/heath/diet/etc and…