Respectful Insolence

Archives for April 28, 2006

Here’s something I haven’t done in quite a while: The Friday Random Top Ten. So, let’s fire up iTunes, set it to “shuffle play” and see what comes up, shall we? Here we go: The Kinks, Going Solo (from: Word of Mouth). David Bowie, White Light/White Heat (from: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars:…

I tell ya, life just ain’t fair. I work and slave for many years to master medicine, surgery, and molecular biology because I want to be part of developing new therapies for cancer. My reward? Instead of being in the lab directly participating in experiments, I spend more of my time begging for money to…

Cure for cancer worth $50 trillion

Here’s an interesting tidbit that I came across: A new study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Political Economy, calculates the prospective gains that could be obtained from further progress against major diseases. Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel, two University of Chicago researchers, estimate that even modest advancements…