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November 17, 2008

15:56
Recommend OA to Obama's new Chief Technology Officer at Open Access News

ObamaCTO is a new site for recommending ideas to Obama's CTO and voting on the ideas submitted by others.  (It's independent of the Obama transition team.)I just submitted this idea:  Require open access for funded researchRequire open access to the

Tell Obama administration about Open Access at A Blog Around The Clock : ObamaCTO (independent of the Obama transition team) is a site for recommending ideas to Obama's new Chief Technology Officer. You can go and suggest ideas or vote on ideas already there.I just voted for this suggestion - "Require open access for publicly-funded

Recommend OA to President Obama at Open Reading Frame : Via Peter Suber and Bora: Obamacto is a new site where you can make recommendations to Obama's Chief Technology Officer and vote on recommendations made by others. Peter's suggestion was this:Require open access for publicly-funded researchRequire open access

15:15
carnivalia at Dynamics of Cats

Carnival of Space #79 at One Astronomer's NoisePraxis #4 at The Lay Scientistgo browse.Read the comments on this post...

CoS 79 at Astroprof's Page : I have been buried in paperwork of late, so there hasn’t been much blogging going here at Astroprof’s Page. However, you can still read a lot of good blog entries for the past week collected over at this week’s Carnival of Space, the 79th

13:18
Workshop on new iron arsenide superconductors at nanoscale views

This weekend is a big workshop at the University of Maryland on the new iron arsenide high temperature superconductors. Since it's not really my area, I didn't go. Anyone want to give a little update? Any cool news?

Nobody Cares About Superconductivity at Uncertain Principles : Nobody reading blogs, anyway. Doug Natelson asked for comments on a recent workshop on iron arsenide superconductors yesterday, and the count of comments still stands at zero. The under-representation of condensed matter physicists among bloggers and blog readers,

12:50
Prop 8 Contributors Shocked by Boycotts at Dispatches from the Culture Wars

In the aftermath of the passage of Prop 8 in California, some gay rights groups are calling for boycotts of those businesses that donated money to the campaign to stop same sex marriage in that state. And suddenly, the religious rights is shocked - SHOCKED

Mad that people are mad at The Greenbelt : Back in June we read about businesses that were refusing to cater, etc, for gay weddings but didn't want publicity, afraid that they'd lose business if their homophobia was public.Now, those who supported Prop 8 are feeling a commercial backlash - and they're

November 15, 2008

12:31
Unhappy People Watch More TV at Slashdot: Science

Hugh Pickens writes "A new study by sociologists at the University of Maryland concludes that unhappy people watch more TV, while people who describe themselves as 'very happy' spend more time reading and socializing. 'TV doesn't really seem to satisfy people

Unhappy people watch TV, happy people read/socialize at Science Blog - Think. It's not illegal yet. : A new study by sociologists at the University of Maryland concludes that unhappy people watch more TV, while people who describe themselves as very happy spend more time reading and socializing. The study appears in the December issue of the journal Social

07:59
Elsevier’s Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals at Ars Mathematica

In the comments at n-category cafe, Zoran Skoda presents evidence that the journal Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals, a peer-reviewed journal published by Elsevier, is publishing pseudo-science. John Baez collects more evidence here. The journal is included in

Chaos, Solitons and Self-Promotion at Backreaction : Recently, our attention was drawn to the Elsevier Journal Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, and its Editor-in-Chief M. S. El Naschie. Over the course of the years, El Naschie himself published about 300 mostly single authored papers in this journal, with abstracts

arunnnarasimhan at Nonoscience : El Naschie is the editor in chief of the journal Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, published by Elsevier.El Naschie is the (or one of the) author(s) of over 300 papers published in the journal Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, published by Elsevier.El Naschie has authored

07:57
AstraZeneca - Crestor: PharmaGossip starts "Jupiter Watch" at PharmaGossip

With everybody squawking about the Jupiter study and how it could boost sales of Crestor, the CEO of the company that sells the potent cholesterol medicine took a measured approach.“We’ve seen a flurry of estimates from analysts about the commercial

How Much is a Pound of Prevention Worth? at GNIF Brain Blogger : The cholesterol-lowering drugs collectively known as statins are among the top drugs sold in the United States, and worldwide. Although current guidelines only recommend the use of statins for people with elevated cholesterol, there is new evidence that these

Stephen Colbert for FDA Commissioner? at WSJ.com: Health Blog : We are soooo late to this party, but it’s such a delicious one that we just can’t resist a weekend post. On Wednesday, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, of all people, weighed in with some remarkably trenchant analysis on the results of the

Primary care as seen by the NEJM at DB's Medical Rants :  Kevin has all the links - all free text - The New England Journal of Medicine focuses on primary carePlease spend the 30 minutes to watch and listen to the video discussion.Then tell me if you learned anything that we have not discussed in the blogosphere. 

Follow the Money to Fix Primary Care at WSJ.com: Health Blog : A modest proposal for paying for primary care in America: A dollar a day.Getty ImagesHere’s an idea: primary care for $1 a day.It’s fashionable these days to lament the fact that primary care docs make a third as much as some high-paid medical specialists;

Cardiologists circumspect on stellar JUPITER results at In Sickness and In Health : The publication this week in New England Journal of Medicine of the JUPITER trial - which found that the statin rosuvastatin reduces the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events in people with normal cholesterol levels - has cause quite a stir.

Crestor: Would It Save Any Lives? at In the Pipeline : Should millions more people be taking Crestor? Thats a real balancing act. You have a decrease in heart attacks, but from a fairly small incidence rate. So at a minimum, youll need to balance the costs of those coronary events versus the cost of paying for

AstraZenecas Crestor Trial: More Hype Than Benefit at SeekingAlpha Biotech Stocks : All this hype about the preventative aspects of AstraZeneca’s (AZN) Crestor study published in Sunday’s New England Journal of Medicine. Looking at Table 3 (“Outcomes”) shows only 49 fewer people died on Crestor than taking a placebo

AstraZeneca CEO Downplays Jupiters Effect on Crestor Sales at WSJ.com: Health Blog : With everybody squawking about the Jupiter study and how it could boost sales of Crestor, the CEO of the company that sells the potent cholesterol medicine took a measured approach.“We’ve seen a flurry of estimates from analysts about the commercial

07:57
AstraZenecas Crestor Trial: More Hype Than Benefit at SeekingAlpha Biotech Stocks

With everybody squawking about the Jupiter study and how it could boost sales of Crestor, the CEO of the company that sells the potent cholesterol medicine took a measured approach.“We’ve seen a flurry of estimates from analysts about the commercial

How Much is a Pound of Prevention Worth? at GNIF Brain Blogger : The cholesterol-lowering drugs collectively known as statins are among the top drugs sold in the United States, and worldwide. Although current guidelines only recommend the use of statins for people with elevated cholesterol, there is new evidence that these

Primary care as seen by the NEJM at DB's Medical Rants :  Kevin has all the links - all free text - The New England Journal of Medicine focuses on primary carePlease spend the 30 minutes to watch and listen to the video discussion.Then tell me if you learned anything that we have not discussed in the blogosphere. 

Follow the Money to Fix Primary Care at WSJ.com: Health Blog : A modest proposal for paying for primary care in America: A dollar a day.Getty ImagesHere’s an idea: primary care for $1 a day.It’s fashionable these days to lament the fact that primary care docs make a third as much as some high-paid medical specialists;

Cardiologists circumspect on stellar JUPITER results at In Sickness and In Health : The publication this week in New England Journal of Medicine of the JUPITER trial - which found that the statin rosuvastatin reduces the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events in people with normal cholesterol levels - has cause quite a stir.

Crestor: Would It Save Any Lives? at In the Pipeline : Should millions more people be taking Crestor? Thats a real balancing act. You have a decrease in heart attacks, but from a fairly small incidence rate. So at a minimum, youll need to balance the costs of those coronary events versus the cost of paying for

AstraZeneca - Crestor: PharmaGossip starts "Jupiter Watch" at PharmaGossip : As the pharma world continues to digest data from the JUPITER study on AstraZenecas Crestor, the firms chief executive is taking a cautious line on what effect it will have on sales of the cholesterol blockbuster.In a teleconference with reporters, David Brennan

AstraZeneca CEO Downplays Jupiters Effect on Crestor Sales at WSJ.com: Health Blog : With everybody squawking about the Jupiter study and how it could boost sales of Crestor, the CEO of the company that sells the potent cholesterol medicine took a measured approach.“We’ve seen a flurry of estimates from analysts about the commercial

05:33
ASHG 2008: Something I didn't know about November at Nature Newsblog

The 58th annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics is currently being held in Philadelphia. Today at 10:00AM there will be a session specifically about genetic genealogy entitled “The Social, Ethical, and Biomedical Implications of Ancestry

The ASHG Ancestry Testing Statement and Recommendations at The Genetic Genealogist : Today at 1:15PM, the American Society of Human Genetics released the “ASHG Ancestry Testing Statement and Recommendations (pdf)” during a press briefing session entitled “ASHG Ancestry Testing Statement and Recommendations: Guidelines for

Concerns about ancestral DNA testing, by genetics society at Genetics and Health : Did you know that Angelina Jolie is a distant cousin of Camilla the Duchess, Madonna, Shania Twain AND Hilary Clinton? Man has an innate itch to find out where he came from, be it by evolution or ancestry. In a way it helps us connect with people from

New autism loci is "protective" at Genetics and Health : It’s not too often in genetics that we hear about finding evidence that a gene lowers the risk of disease. This latest news must have been greeted with cautionary hope at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Philadelphia. According to the

Genome Medicine Announcement Reception at BioMed Central : Yesterday, Genome Medicine, BioMed Central's premier medical journal, announced its upcoming January 2009 launch at a special reception held at the 58th Annual American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting, Philadelphia, USA.The reception, sponsored by

ASHG 2008 Kicks off at Nature Newsblog : Last night the American Society of Human Genetics meeting started in Philadelphia and kicked off with a crowded mixer featuring classic Philly fare (hoagies and pretzels). I asked Aravinda Chakravarti what he thought the major themes of the meeting would...

Genetic Genealogy at the ASHG Meeting in Philadelphia at The Genetic Genealogist : The 58th annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics is currently being held in Philadelphia. Today at 10:00AM there will be a session specifically about genetic genealogy entitled “The Social, Ethical, and Biomedical Implications of Ancestry