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Humor Music

My theme song?

When the test fits my interests, I cannot resist a fellow ScienceBlogger (although I did manage to resist this particular meme that’s been spreading through our little community). Like a lemming, compelled by Grrlscientist, I answer: Your Theme Song is Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd “There is no pain, you are receding. A distant ship’s […]

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Music

Back from the dead: The Friday Random Top Ten

Here’s something I haven’t done in quite a while: The Friday Random Top Ten. So, let’s fire up iTunes, set it to “shuffle play” and see what comes up, shall we? Here we go: The Kinks, Going Solo (from: Word of Mouth). David Bowie, White Light/White Heat (from: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Humor

Be a celebrity nutritionist, marry a porn star!

I tell ya, life just ain’t fair. I work and slave for many years to master medicine, surgery, and molecular biology because I want to be part of developing new therapies for cancer. My reward? Instead of being in the lab directly participating in experiments, I spend more of my time begging for money to […]

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Cancer Medicine

Cure for cancer worth $50 trillion

Here’s an interesting tidbit that I came across: A new study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Political Economy, calculates the prospective gains that could be obtained from further progress against major diseases. Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel, two University of Chicago researchers, estimate that even modest advancements […]

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Cancer Medicine

Reader mail: Can viruses cause tumor shrinkage?

I just have time for a short take today. (If you need more, fortunately, Bora has posted the 33rd Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle for your edification. Yes, my preamble was just an excuse to plug the Skeptics’ Circle one more time.) In the comments of yesterday’s post about a medical student who is a […]

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