Monthly Archives: October 2016

Links 10/28/16

Links for you. Science: Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections HIV’s “Patient Zero” was exonerated long ago The Answer to Zika May Be More Mosquitos Do Wind Mills “Kill All the Birds?” How Genomes Enabled Proteomics Other: ‘We’re … Continue reading

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Republicans Will Be Lost In The Wilderness Until They Take Governing In Opposition Seriously

I don’t mean that in the sense P.J. O’Rourke did (‘Republicans claim government doesn’t work, then get elected and prove it’). While I’ll never agree with most everything the Republican Party currently stands for, they still have an important role … Continue reading

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Links 10/27/16

Links for you. Science: Bacterial intra-species gene loss occurs in a largely clocklike manner mostly within a pool of less conserved and constrained genes From Texas to the Smithsonian, following a trail of sexual misconduct The Struggle of the Bighorn … Continue reading

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MCR-1 Confers Resistance To Lysozyme, Part Of Our Immune System

If you don’t know what pleiotropy means, you had better learn the word: when one mutational change confers multiple phenotypic effects. When it comes to antibiotic resistance, this is a bad thing–for us, anyway. Which brings us to mcr-1, the … Continue reading

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Links 10/26/16

Links for you. Science: Tasmanian devil milk could kill golden staph and other antibiotic-resistant bugs The Real Problem With Fusion Energy No, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead, but it is very, very sick New antibiotic mined from human … Continue reading

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If I Were A Rich Crazy Person I Would Massively Fund This

Unfortunately, I’m a not-rich crazy person (boldface mine): For everything that virologists have learned about rhinoviruses — the cause of the majority of colds — they have not invented a vaccine for them. In 2013, Moore wondered if he could … Continue reading

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