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Archives for February, 2008

Brief Super Tuesday Update

On the morning after Super Tuesday, the dust has mostly settled, although all results aren’t set in stone quite yet. There weren’t any huge surprises last night, so there’s no need to go into a detailed accounting here (at least not right now), but for a little more, The New York Times has a nice,…

Although Hillary Clinton has been the perceived favorite to win the Democratic nomination since the 2008 presidential race began, Barack Obama has been picking up momentum continuously for the last week and a half, starting with his unexpectedly large win in South Carolina and leading up to today’s Super Tuesday vote. Twenty-two states will hold…

Just Like Old Times….

For one reason or another when I was a student at Texas A&M University, I seemed to find myself in the student paper, The Battalion, fairly frequently–whether I was writing a letter to the editor, being quoted in a story, or reporting science news (as I did during my last semester there). It’s been a…

A few interesting items have recently come up in the news and in the scientific literature about various methods for preventing the transmission of HIV. First up is a study (1) published in PLoS Medicine this week that demonstrated the effectiveness of a combination of antiretroviral drugs in preventing viral transmission in a monkey model…

Science Debate 2008 Is Gaining Steam

Since the movement for an official presidential debate focused on science was launched in December 2007, Science Debate 2008 has gained momentum continuously. For evidence of this, just check out its news page, or take a look at the long lists of influential organizations and individuals, bloggers, and signatories in general supporting this initiative. And,…

Pro-Test March this Saturday

Pro-Test, Oxford’s pro-animal research organization, will be holding its third major public demonstration this Saturday, 9 February: 09.02.08: Pro-test marching on two year anniversary On Saturday 9th February 2008 Pro-Test will march for a third time in support of animal research. We march to: Defend – the rights of researchers to work in peace Celebrate…