Monthly Archives: April 2017

Variegated

Observed on P Street NW, between 17th and 18th, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Why Silicon Valley Keeps Getting Biotech Wrong

Last week, an article about Why Silicon Valley keeps getting biotech ‘wrong’ made the rounds, and concluded (boldface mine): But the “move fast and break things” mantra that has helped Silicon Valley disrupt countless industries over the last two decades … Continue reading

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Links 4/25/17

Links for you. Science: This tech was meant to explore space. Can it also solve the mysteries of breast cancer? Federal biomedical science policy under Donald Trump, nearly 100 days in Why slashing the NIH budget is indefensible A Cautionary … Continue reading

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The Waffling On Abortion Isn’t Sanders, It’s Coming From The Democratic Party

And that’s troubling to say the least. Put another way, what is good for the gander is also apparently good for the goose (boldface mine): Top Democratic leaders said Sunday that their party welcomes people who are pro-life, despite the … Continue reading

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Links 4/24/17

Links for you. Science: Unravelling why shoelace knots fail The Knull Legacy The Medical Uses of Maggots Why the US science and engineering workforce is aging rapidly Dingo Wins Competition for World’s Most Interesting Genome Other: Living by the Girl … Continue reading

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Cherries, Close Up

Observed on 19th Street NW, between Q and Corcoran, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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What We Mean By ‘Antibiotic Resistance’: The Ciprofloxacin-Shigella Alert Edition

While the problem of antibiotic resistance is a common topic (and not just on this blog!), there is little discussion of how we actually measure it–and those details do matter. So before we get to a recent CDC alert–one all … Continue reading

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Links 4/23/17

Links for you. Science: Banning trans fats in New York prevented thousands of heart attacks, study finds Tackling genomic data corruption with a new tool Strategy of “inconvenience” may be the best way to boost vaccination rates With this new … Continue reading

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Petty People: The Mitch McConnell Edition

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, protecting the dignitude of the Senate (boldface mine): Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has apparently been ignoring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) since moving to silence her on the Senate floor in February, Warren … Continue reading

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Links 4/22/17

Links for you. Science: Sessions orders Justice Dept. to end forensic science commission, suspend review policy New paths for drug-resistant bacteria in North Carolina hog farms Trump wants to cut billions from the NIH. This is what we’ll miss out … Continue reading

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