Respectful Insolence

Archives for July 2, 2007

Great resource for cancer researchers

I thought I knew all the good websites to get information about cancer research and research funding opportunities. Perusing Medical Writing, Editing, & Grantsmanship, I found I was wrong. Check out the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Research Portfolio. It lets cancer researchers search quickly for funding opportunities, what cancer-related projects are already funded, and peruse…

When you have $500 to throw away

Some people just have too much money and too much time on their hands. I mean, why on earth would you do this after purchasing an iPhone, the cheapest of which is $499? This is just sheer stupidity; it doesn’t even show very well how the thing is put together because they basically just destroy…

Homeopathy in the–cringe–ICU

About a month ago, I did a facetious throwaway piece about “homeopathic enchantments” being used by one of my favorite comic characters (who, alas, no longer has his own comic series), namely Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme. Given that it was not intended as anything other than a lark, I was rather surprised when it…