Monthly Archives: April 2008

Is NIAID Focusing on the Wrong Resistant Organisms?

Needed: more focus–money–on the ESKAPE organisms.
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Posted in Antibiotics, Funding, Microbiology, MRSA, NIH | 2 Comments

An Open Letter to Chris Mooney

Do you think there’s a single evolutionary biologist who is happy with public opinion regarding evolution and creationism? But you’re not giving us concrete solutions. Perhaps the communication problem has something to do with the communicators too?
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Posted in Evolution, Framing | 26 Comments

Ben Stein: This Is What Academic Intimidation Looks Like

Prick the skin of the ‘kind-hearted’ fanatic, and you will always find the boot, the jack, and the fist.
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Posted in Civil Liberties, Conservatives, The War on Science | 6 Comments

“A New Class of Antibiotics?”: A Cautionary Tale

Moral of the story–don’t believe every breathless medical breakthrough drug development story you read.
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Posted in Antibiotics, Propaganda | 1 Comment

Alfred Lord Tennyson Led to Nazism…

or so John Wilkins tells me.
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Posted in Humor | 4 Comments

Terrorist Tularemia Attack?

Responding to bioterrorism requires a public health, not security infrastructure.
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Posted in Microbiology, Military, Public Health | 4 Comments

Some Good News About Vancomycin Resistant MRSA

It’s very hard to evolve.
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Posted in Antibiotics, Evolution, Microbiology, MRSA | 10 Comments

Senator Clinton Embraces Anti-Vax Autism Woo

Trying to have it both ways on autism and vaccines.
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Posted in Autism, The War on Science, Vaccination | 10 Comments

Liberals: Embrace Local Government?

From the wayback machine: Democrats need to support their supporters.
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Posted in Progressives, Urban Planning

While I’m Away on Vacation…

Some advice for visitors to Boston.
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Posted in Boston | 6 Comments