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Musings of an oft-bemused former laboratory post-doc.
Is 'cloning' appropriate terminology for somatic cell nuclear transfer derivation of human embryonic stem cells?... Read more »
Tachibana, M., Amato, P., Sparman, M., Gutierrez, N., Tippner-Hedges, R., Ma, H., Kang, E., Fulati, A., Lee, H., Sritanaudomchai, H.... (2013) Human Embryonic Stem Cells Derived by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer. Cell. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.05.006
Does ‘What Doctors Don’t Tell You’ magazine, in an article entitled ‘Homeopathy is more than placebo’, inappropriately cite this paper?... Read more »
Rostock, M., Naumann, J., Guethlin, C., Guenther, L., Bartsch, H., & Walach, H. (2011) Classical homeopathy in the treatment of cancer patients - a prospective observational study of two independent cohorts. BMC Cancer, 11(1), 19. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-11-19
Is the significant link between the rate of disease risk-associated de novo mutation and increased paternal age sufficient argument for young men to consider freeze-storing their sperm?... Read more »
Kong A, Frigge ML, Masson G, Besenbacher S, Sulem P, Magnusson G, Gudjonsson SA, Sigurdsson A, Jonasdottir A, Jonasdottir A.... (2012) Rate of de novo mutations and the importance of father's age to disease risk. Nature, 488(7412), 471-5. PMID: 22914163
On the acknowledged difficulties of deriving and culturing human embryonic germ cells, in light of some informative new data...... Read more »
Pashai N, Hao H, All A, Gupta S, Chaerkady R, De Los Angeles A, Gearhart JD, & Kerr CL. (2012) Genome-wide profiling of pluripotent cells reveals a unique molecular signature of human embryonic germ cells. PloS one, 7(6). PMID: 22737227
On the marketing of homeopathy and its claimed effectiveness as treatment for infertility... Read more »
Brien, S., Lachance, L., Prescott, P., McDermott, C., & Lewith, G. (2010) Homeopathy has clinical benefits in rheumatoid arthritis patients that are attributable to the consultation process but not the homeopathic remedy: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Rheumatology, 50(6), 1070-1082. DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq234
Processed meat, pancreatic cancer, epidemiology, The Observer... Read more »
Larsson, S., & Wolk, A. (2012) Red and processed meat consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer: meta-analysis of prospective studies. British Journal of Cancer. DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2011.585
Commending science... and the reporting of it.... Read more »
Noggle S, Fung HL, Gore A, Martinez H, Satriani KC, Prosser R, Oum K, Paull D, Druckenmiller S, Freeby M.... (2011) Human oocytes reprogram somatic cells to a pluripotent state. Nature, 478(7367), 70-5. PMID: 21979046
Brazil, Botrytis cinerea, strawberry, strawberry gray mould, strawberry gray rot... Read more »
Moreira JS, Almeida RG, Tavares LS, Santos MO, Viccini LF, Vasconcelos IM, Oliveira JT, Raposo NR, Dias SC, & Franco OL. (2011) Identification of botryticidal proteins with similarity to NBS-LRR proteins in rosemary pepper (Lippia sidoides Cham.) flowers. The protein journal, 30(1), 32-8. PMID: 21210197
Are modern scientists dull? If so, why?... Read more »
Charlton, B. (2009) Why are modern scientists so dull? How science selects for perseverance and sociability at the expense of intelligence and creativity. Medical Hypotheses, 72(3), 237-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2008.11.020
Sex, theoretical biology, Frost/Nixon... Read more »
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