Friday Blog Roundup

The International AIDS Conference took place this week in Mexico City, and bloggers have plenty to say about it:

Elsewhere:


Mahad Ibrahim at Technology, Health and Development informs us that one of the ads catching millions of eyeballs during NBC’s Olympics coverage will be ExxonMobil’s spot raising awareness about malaria.

Maggie Mahar at Health Beat argues against means-testing for Medicare – or, as one blogger put it, having Grandma pay for her own cataract surgery.

Ed Silverman at Pharmalot relays the results of a Duke University study that found requiring drugs to be tested on more people before approval could be a cost-effective way to reduce post-approval adverse events.

David Roberts at Gristmill analyzes the McCain campaign’s attack on Obama’s statement about the importance of properly inflated tires – and the Auto Alliance weighs in with their support of proper inflation.

Andrew Schneider at Secret Ingredients reports that an EPA Science Advisory Board has recommended against an agency proposal to change the way it determines risk from asbestos exposure, which might have helped companies hoping it would help their position in pending litigation.

Lisa Stiffler at Dateline Earth explains why environmental advocates are afraid that Bush’s legacy might not really be so great for the marine environment.

Beryl Lieff Benderly at Science Progress contends that lackluster science education isn’t the main reason our country faces a shortage of technical talent – instead, it’s the perverse financial incentives that we give would-be scientists.