There's some VERY interesting world-changing stuff going on in science and medicine. I can't write it - I have been sick, plus I'm moving and just
can't post much. Here are a few stories that need to be written IMO. ...Most of the links need free registration to Biomed Central Open Access
Journals - 1 or 2 need more research.. Hope someone is interested. ...If you are, maybe just post here what you're picking up.
1. Scientists protest Texaco statement
"Fifty scientists have submitted a letter to an epidemiology journal protesting a February statement from six scientists acting as consultants to
ChevronTexaco that refuted recent peer-reviewed studies showing negative health effects of oil production activities in the Amazon. ...Scientists
are "finally saying how fed up they're getting with the corporate consultants,"
he told The Scientist."
"Experts say health studies promoted by lawyers and activists are flawed, biased and inconclusive," Texaco press release, February 2, 2005.
A. McCook, "IBM data seeing light of day," The Scientist, December 20, 2004.
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
AK Hurtig et al., "Geographical differences in cancer incidence in the Amazon basin of Ecuador in relation to residence near oil fields," Int J
Epidemiol, 31:1021-7, October 2002.
M. San Sebastian et al, "Exposures and cancer incidence near oil fields in the Amazon basin of Ecuador," Occup Environ Med, 58:5127-22, August
M. San Sebastian et al., "Health of women living near oil wells and oil production stations in the Amazon region of Ecuador," Rev Panam Salud
Publica, 9:375-84, June 2001.
M. San Sebastian et al., "Outcomes of pregnancy among women living in the proximity of oil fields in the Amazon basin of Ecuador," Int J Occup
Environ Health, 8:213-9, Oct–Dec 2002.
2. FDA approves hybrid protein-nanoparticle anticancer drug
3. Microbiologists Criticize NIH: Say Funding Priorities are Skewed Against Basic Science
J.D. Miller, "Scientists: too much $$ for bioterror," The Scientist, March 1, 2005.
Richard H. Ebright
Michael M. Gottesman
Robert C. Landick
"First person: Anthony S. Fauci," The Scientist, May 5, 2003.
"Open letter in Science regarding NIH biodefense funding: questions and Answers," NIAID press release, March 17, 2005.
4. A Non-DNA Pathway for Genetic Transmission
Also: Re: Genetic Instability
5. Stem cells without embryos?
"New methods of generating pluripotent cells may placate critics, but may not work, say scientists"
On ATSNN: Sick Dog Gets $45,000 Stem Cell Transplant
6. Science and Social Responsibility: Nonprofit drug-development partnership seeks to cure the ills
of developing nations
7. Life science offshoring is increasing; what it means for jobs is still unclear
"Since the New York City life science technology-consulting firm Intrasphere Technologies opened an office in India, Samuel Goldman, cofounder and
chief technology officer, says he works fairly bizarre hours, scheduling 6:00 A.M. meetings on a "regular basis." From the looks of it, more and
more scientists should brace themselves for strange commutes, middle-of-the-night E-mails, and videoconferences with coworkers. That's right: It
appears that offshoring has arrived."