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The Benefits of Thanks

The Benefits of Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving – a day to relax, take a step back, and honestly express gratitude. Gratitude. By definition, it is the state of being grateful or thankful.

November 24, 2011 — Christie Wilcox
Molecules to Medicine: Pharma Trumps HIPAA?

Molecules to Medicine: Pharma Trumps HIPAA?

This past week, I was jolted out of my chair by news that a Pfizer-led group plans to buy access to patient data in hospitals. My initial reaction was anger, on a variety of levels: as a researcher, as one who is increasingly wary of the reach of huge corporations, and as an individual...

November 22, 2011 — Judy Stone
Lilly's Shocker, or the Post-Marketing Blues

Lilly's Shocker, or the Post-Marketing Blues

Just last week, I mentioned that Eli Lilly and Company, as a condition of approval for their blockbuster drug, was required to conduct post-marketing studies of Xigris.

November 2, 2011 — Judy Stone
Molecules to Medicine: From Test-Tube to Medicine Chest

Molecules to Medicine: From Test-Tube to Medicine Chest

We looked briefly at why drug studies came into being; now let's look at how a drug is developed, from test tube to your tissues. Every government approved drug goes through the same sequence of testing anywhere in the world...

October 19, 2011 — Judy Stone
Molecules to Medicine: Clinical Trials for Beginners

Molecules to Medicine: Clinical Trials for Beginners

Have you ever wondered about the medicines you take—how they are developed and produced? We'll explore that in "Molecules to Medicine." This new series could be described as "medicine for muggles," intended to take the mystery out of clinical research and drug development and to provide background information so that both patients and physicians can [...]..

October 6, 2011 — Judy Stone
Damage from Extreme Weather Increasing

Damage from Extreme Weather Increasing

Hurricane Irene is part of a worsening trend. Weather disasters have grown more frequent and more costly over the past 30 years in the U.S.,

September 1, 2011 — Christine Gorman
Making bacteria visible

Making bacteria visible

For a microbiologist, viewing bacteria is rarely a problem. When I look at bacteria in the lab they are samples that I have grown specially, in aseptic conditions to stop any other bacteria getting in...

July 25, 2011 — S.E. Gould
When viruses and bacteria unite!

When viruses and bacteria unite!

Illnesses have a tendency to clump together. An attack of the flu can bring on bacterial lung infections; in the USA almost half of all cases of bacterial sepsis occur following viral infections in the lungs...

July 21, 2011 — S.E. Gould
The Crossroads of Evolution and Ecology

The Crossroads of Evolution and Ecology

Penicillium makes Penicillin by Ryan Somma of Ideonexus. About EvoEcoLab Natural history is about observation and long, deep thinking. The best natural scientists have spent lots of time thinking about what they are witness to...

July 5, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio
My New Home!

My New Home!

As I look down the list of amazing bloggers joining this SciAm network my guess is that I fall into the category of bloggers labelled "who's that guy and what’s he doing here?" Well, let me introduce myself...

July 5, 2011 — James Byrne
Welcome to Creatology

Welcome to Creatology

Creatology is an experiment in blogging about creativity and science. Welcome to our first post on the Scientific American Blog Network, which is crammed with brilliant science writers.

July 5, 2011 — Christine Ottery
Welcome to PsiVid

Welcome to PsiVid

Your PsiVid hosts, Carin Bondar and Joanne Manaster, will be watching the world of science film and video, and sharing our great finds with science enthusiasts like you.

July 5, 2011 — Carin Bondar
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