Tagged: Malaria

Monday Micro – sloths a source of new drugs?! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jan 20, 2014

As a parent, I have watched the Ice Age movies more times than I care to admit. I quite like Sid the sloth but had no idea just how important his descendants could be in our fight against disease. Sloths are slow-moving tree-dwelling mammals found in the jungles of central and south America. They … Read More

ASAP Awards Finalists announced - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 02, 2013

(Cross-posted from Mind the Brain) Earlier this year, nominations opened for the Accelerating Science Awards Program (ASAP). Backed by major sponsors like Google, PLOS and the Wellcome Trust, and a number of other organisations, this award seeks to “build awareness and encourage the use of scientific research — published through Open Access — in transformative […] … Read More

Changing Planet, Changing Health - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 23, 2011

Interconnectedness is a major theme of Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens our Health and What We Can Do about It. Jeffrey Sachs describes the book in his preface as “a scientific detective story of the first order, told with brilliance and relish by one of the world’s great ecological detectives”. The [...] … Read More

Friday's Factoids and Quirky Quotes - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Aug 13, 2010

They’re fun, eh? And the staple diet of cable TV science… Yes, I’m lowering myself to this.* Sigh. It’s Friday, a good time for something digestible in one bite. Here’s a collection from recent reading: most short, a few a little longer. This is the opening paragraph of Wikipedia’s pithy and … Read More