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The Wednesday Post (10/11/10)


We try to not be alarmist here at Disease of the Week but two papers were brought to my attention by a PhD student in the discipline (this one and this one). The first response to a new paper should be that the researchers have moulded the current understanding and made some new insights. I have never approached reading papers this way, to my own detriment it must be noted. I always expect each and every paper to have changed the world.

With that preamble I present two papers WHICH CHANGE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF IMMUNOLOGY AS WE KNOW IT! Continue reading



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(Lack of) Self Preservation in Biomedical Research

Not going to be about diseases this week. Instead I wanted to look at the extremes of personality, genius and confidence that some researchers take into biomedical research.

This is what come up first if you do a Creative Commons Search for Biomedical Research pictures. I don't know if this makes me happy or sad. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/john-norris/3509352904/)

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