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Archives for October 5, 2006

Tigers win!

Woo-hoo! The Tigers just won Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees 4-3! Time to go to Detroit with the series tied! The odds are still against them, but at least they’re not lying down and dying. I suspect they’re going to make it interesting, and, who knows, they might even take the series.…

Curcumin for cancer?

Abel Pharmboy has posted the second part of his series about the use of botanicals, specifically curcumin, for cancer, and how the altie crowd misrepresents what can be achieved. Basically, the dose of curcumin that would be required to have any effect is so high that, as Abel put it, you’d have to “shovel” it…

Nobel Prize predictions vindicated?

Over the last week or so, several of my fellow ScienceBloggers made predictions about who would win the Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology. The prize, as we know now, was awarded to Andrew Fire and Craig Mello for their discovery of RNA interference (known as RNAi, for short). I also share some of Jake’s questioning as…

Apparently not. The Westboro Baptist Church is at it again: A Kansas church group that planned to demonstrate at the funerals of five Amish girls killed in an attack on their one-room schoolhouse has dropped the picket plans, a reversal that came hours after Pennsylvania’s governor offered the Amish police protection. Members of the Westboro…

Change of Shift time

Change of Shift, the nursing blog carnival, has beenposted at Emergiblog.