Archives for September, 2012

Audience members: Thank you for all the Qs!

Last week I gave my departmental seminar.  Im pretty sure every school does this– while you are getting your PhD, every so often you have to stand up in front of everyone and tell everyone what you are doing, and why, and what it means.  A lot of being a scientist is knowing how to…

‘New’ tick-born virus in Missouri

A new* virus was recently discovered in my parents backyard, so to speak.  Pop-sci articles: Heartland Virus: New Phlebovirus Found in Missouri Mysterious New ‘Heartland Virus’ Discovered In Missouri Actual journal article: A New Phlebovirus Associated with Severe Febrile Illness in Missouri … and its NOT MY FAULT.  Proof?  It is apparently a new phlebovirus,…

This story has been making the rounds online– Unlicensed Acupuncturist intentionally infects patients with HIV Unlicensed Acupuncturist Charged In 16 HIV Infections In Switzerland Swiss acupuncturist charged in 16 HIV infections Swiss “healer” accused of intentionally infecting 16 people with HIV using acupuncture needles – I only have the details you all can see there.…

HAPPY SUNDOG! Ive got a fever…

Ive got a fever… puppy fever… and the only cure… is MORE PUPPIES!!! My Terrible Med Student Neighbor finally moved out, and the new guy who moved in is just wonderful.  Really sweet kid, quiet, and he just adopted a homeless puppy!  The sound of puppy feet trotting around upstairs… I can barely take it. …