Respectful Insolence

Archives for June 9, 2007

Portrait of the artist reviewing grants

This is what Orac would look like this weekend if he were his blog mascot and if those piles of papers surrounding him were NIH grants. Yes, NIH Study Section time is coming up in less than two weeks. It’s grant review crunch time, and this is how I will be spending the remainder of…

Car alarms probably annoy you. Certainly, they annoy me. I understand the reason for their existence, but some of them seem to be so finicky that just a truck driving by will set them off. Fortunately (or, unfortunately, depending on your point of view), there’s the Orgasmalarm If you’re at work, you’re definitely going to…

No drug is without risks

Here’s a tragic story: NEW YORK – A medical examiner blamed a 17-year-old track star’s death on the use of too much muscle cream, the kind used to soothe aching legs after exercise. Arielle Newman, a cross-country runner at Notre Dame Academy on Staten Island, died after her body absorbed high levels of methyl salicylate,…