The Scientific Activist

Archives for December, 2006

A Shout Out for The Scientific Activist

The Scientific Activist received a shout out yesterday in the latest issue of the Ventura County Reporter in Sandra Sorenson’s article stressing the continued importance of blogs and how they likely contributed to Time Magazine’s recent Person of the Year announcement: However you view Time Magazine’s decision to name every somewhat cognizant citizen “Person of…

Conservative Eye for the Liberal Guy

This doesn’t have anything to do with Christmas, but it’s pretty damn funny. Enjoy!

The second paper from my undergraduate work at Texas A&M University was recently published in Molecular Cancer. The abstract can be found here, and the pdf of the full paper here. Molecular Cancer is an open access journal, so a subscription is not required to read the paper. It’s also an online-only journal that publishes…

More on Edible Cotton Seeds

Last month, I wrote a post about a research group at Texas A&M University that reported genetically engineering “edible cotton seeds” by using RNAi technology to stably and specifically knock out production of the gossypol toxin in the seeds of the plant. I thought that the paper was interesting for a variety of reasons, including…

Congratulations to Daniel Rhoads

Via A Blog Around the Clock comes news that Daniel Rhoads, who writes the informative blog Migrations (and formerly A Concerned Scientist), has successfully defended his dissertation. So, after a few minor revisions, it looks like it won’t be too long before we’ll have to call him Dr. Rhoads. In good blogger form, Daniel has…