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I came home this evening after a grant submission and uploading a bunch of grant reviews hoping to open a bottle of Gruet Brut and write up my account of last week’s Friday Fermentable Live!!! at ScienceOnline’09. While sitting down, my dear PharmGirl, MD, asked me to read this op-ed essay and scrolled it such…

Two political posts in two days. Apologies to those who come here for the science but these are the issues getting my attention and energy this week. Billy Bragg is a special guy in my life and this song from 2002 was particularly prescient. In memory of those lost in the 11 September attacks, the…

It’s been a roller coaster of a week for Charles E Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina. (Wikipedia history here). As we noted earlier this week, Jordan’s Shivani Sud took first prize in the Intel Science Talent Search for her work on biochemical markers of stage II colon cancer. The Intel (formerly Westinghouse) Science…

Eve Marie Carson 1985-2008

Eve Carson | student body president | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill This photo was taken on Monday, 3 March. Eve was shot less than 36 hours later. The entire campus, community and alumni mourn her death. She had a ethic of public service so strongly symbolized in her response to why she…

“There’s no credible evidence that what’s in Airborne can prevent colds or protect you from a germy environment,” said CSPI senior nutritionist David Schardt, who reviewed Airborne’s claims. “Airborne is basically an overpriced, run-of-the-mill vitamin pill that’s been cleverly, but deceptively, marketed.” One really needn’t go any further than this money quote from yesterday’s press…

UCLA to sue animal rights terrorists

Following the second terrorist action against UCLA’s Dr Edie London and her other research colleagues, and the outcries of support that ensued, the institution is taking bold and well-justified action. This just in from Americans for Medical Progress: UCLA is suing to protect researchers from animal extremists Legal action follows attempted firebombings and harassment Phil…

Folks are probably wrapping it up in St. Augustine at this hour, but I just wanted to send out happy 91st birthday wishes to the Old Lion, Stetson Kennedy. Anastasia Books invites the community to a birthday celebration for Stetson Kennedy during the First Friday Art Walk. Kennedy, the 91-year-old civil rights activist, folklorist and…

I woke this morning to BBC reporting that the six Bulgarian nurses and doctor charged erroneously with transmitting HIV to over 400 Libyan children have been released and are safely home in Bulgaria. Orac and Revere here at ScienceBlogs covered the upholding of death sentences against the six that opened the procedural door to their…

Terrible news this morning, but not entirely unexpected given the complete ignorance of science in the case of medical personnel charged with intentionally infecting children with HIV in a Libyan hospital. The defendants have again been sentenced to death. Luc Montagnier — the French doctor who was a co-discoverer of HIV — testified in the…

Tara at Aetiology just posted a few minutes ago that today’s New England Journal of Medicine has published a free-access, Perspective article on the case of the Tripoli Six, who awaiting their 19 December sentencing.