Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for Bureaucracy

Valuable Microbiological Archive Destroyed

Because of bureaucratic infighting, a valuable repository of microbiological specimens spanning over twenty years of collection was destroyed. Researchers, including the Mad Biologist, want to know why (italics mine); you can sign the petition here:

A couple of weeks back I posted about the Office of Human Research Protections’ shutting down a highly effective infection control program. In the NY Times, Jane Brody discusses the program further. Here’s the list of the five things the hospitals used to combat hospital-acquired infections:

In Defense of Bureaucracy

I’m all for more efficient bureaucracy, but, like it or not, governance requires bureaucracy, something those conservatives opposed to universal healthcare don’t seem to get. From From the Archives: