Monthly Archives: September 2015

Links 9/30/15

Links for you. Science: Do human extraintestinal Escherichia coli infections resistant to expanded-spectrum cephalosporins originate from food-producing animals? A systematic review. The art and science of the scatterplot This virus could be used to treat HIV Genome-editing find may improve … Continue reading

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Empty Dupont

Dupont Circle Station at 7:30am on a Sunday:

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Clear-Cut Fishing

A few years ago, in a post about a reconstructed fish weir–a fence used to trap fish–I noted that, historically, this was a good strategy: Every year, a fishweir is reconstructed on the Boston Common (more information is available here). … Continue reading

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Links 9/29/15

Links for you. Science: The Folly of Mars: Space travel for a new millennialism (the most recent iteration of people versus robots) Should Martin Shkreli be allowed to play the Good Samaritan defense? Antibacterial Soap Is a Wash, Study Finds … Continue reading

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Do This

Flu season is starting, so protect other people from you–get your flu shot:

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It’s William Gibson’s World–We Just Live In It

This, from Japan, is utterly surreal: “There has never been a gang war with drones available to drop bombs into the offices of rivals,” a detective with the Hyogo Police Department told VICE News on condition of anonymity. “In recent … Continue reading

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Links 9/28/15

Links for you. Science: Birds of a feather… This startup thinks it can speed up a cure for cancer by bringing scientific research into the YouTube era Vaccine Clears Some Precancerous Cervical Lesions in Clinical Trial DNA sequencing to improve … Continue reading

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Observed on R Street, between 15th and 16th NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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NCBI To Rename Incorrect Genomes…

…microbiologists everywhere rejoice. I spent part of last week at the ASM Conference on Rapid Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines for Enhanced Molecular Epidemiologic Investigation of Pathogens, which for obvious reasons is also referred to as ASMNGS. Lots of good … Continue reading

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Links 9/27/15

Links for you. Science: Dramatic rise seen in antibiotic use: New report provides the most comprehensive picture yet of antibiotic use and resistance worldwide. Union Rescue Mission CEO Will Never Walk Again Thanks to Bacteria Crawling on Skid Row Don’t … Continue reading

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