The Cheerful Oncologist
After earning a BA in English from Iowa State University, Craig Hildreth went on to acquire an MD from the University of Iowa, complete a medical oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and become a partner in a five-doctor private cancer-care practice in St. Louis. In 2004, the experience of caring for a friend's parents as they both died of cancer nudged the bibliophilic doctor back to his literary roots. The Cheerful Oncologist began as a way to write about the world of cancer, both to spread encouragement and provide catharsis for its author. The blog has expanded to include commentary on medical research in a variety of areas, but it still foregrounds the singular experience of living with cancer, injecting salutary humor where appropriate.
Categories: Brain & Behavior
Written by husband-and-wife team Dave and Greta Munger, Cognitive Daily reports nearly every day on fascinating peer-reviewed developments in cognition from the most respected scientists in the field.
Greta is Associate Professsor of Psychology at Davidson College. Her research focuses on perception--how we organize and understand the world around us--and her work is regularly published in venues such as The Journal of Experimental Psychology; Learning, Memory, and Cognition and Visual Cognition. Her teaching has led to a book, The History of Psychology: Fundamental Questions (Oxford, 2003).
Dave Munger is a freelance writer and former editor who is the author of four books for college writing students. He holds a master's in science education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Master's in English from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He has contributed to Seed Magazine, Conversational Reading, Tree House Magazine, The Quarterly Conversation, and MacBytes.com. He has written a memoir, Small Journeys, for which he is now seeking a publisher. He also blogs at wordmunger.com.
Dave and Greta live in Davidson, NC, with their two kids.
The Corpus Callosum
Categories: Brain & Behavior, Medicine
"Joseph j7uy5" is the nom de blog of a psychiatrist in a small community hospital in Michigan. Far from holding any mysterious significance, Joseph's surname is the result of mashing fingertips into the center of his keyboard at random. Joseph holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology/zoology from the University of Michigan, and an MD from the same institution. The Corpus Callosum is written to develop connections between hard science and social science, using linear thinking and intuition, guided by the idea that intellectual balance should lead to a balanced and healthy life.
The Daily Transcript
Categories: Biology, Academia
Alexander Palazzo is a trained cell biologist who occasionally dabbles in biochemistry. His tools of the trade include a microscope and a joy-stick driven microinjector. He did his graduate work at Columbia University, studying the cytoskeleton of crawling cells. Currently he works at Harvard Medical School, figuring out the meaning of RNA and the endoplasmic reticulum. Because Alex resembles all crazed scientists who can't stop talking about their obsessions, these topics pop up in many posts. Howerver, The Daily Transcript is not just about science, but also art, food, music, city life, and other mental stimuli.
Categories: Culture Wars, Policy & Politics
Tim Lambert is a computer scientist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has a B Math and a PhD in computer science. Tim started blogging in January 2003 to cover the controversies swirling around John Lott. He figured he'd do it for a couple of weeks, but after six months on that topic, he decided to expand to other topics of interest to him. He blogs about science that is controversial because of its connection to public policy, like global warming and the relationship between guns and crime. He lives with his wife, two teenage sons, a cat and a dog not far from one of Sydney's beaches.
Which is to say it's a typo (or tpyo, to be consistent).
By the way, see if you can assign a two letter abbreviation (which is "abbreviation" not short?) for the periodic table graphic I'm doing...