March 2009

Just buy both books already…

March 30, 2009

By Jeremy Manier In a rare though hardly surprising development, two evolution researchers at the University of Chicago have the top two books in the “Evolution” category at amazon.com. (It’s hardly surprising because the [Read more]

A Witness to Science History

March 9, 2009

Janet Rowley, M.D. By Jeremy Manier This was a long but exhilarating day for Janet Rowley, who was at President Obama’s side as he signed the executive order creating a new stem-cell policy. I caught up with her by phone in D.C. this afternoon [Read more]

Watch the Fine Print on Stem Cells

March 6, 2009

Photo credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison By Jeremy Manier The Washington Post reported this afternoon that President Obama plans to lift the Bush-era restrictions on stem-cell research funding via executive order on Monday. Now comes the hard [Read more]

Live-streaming health care reform

March 5, 2009

By Jeremy Manier This was a great idea [NOTE: The link no longer brings up the forum; see below]. Just browsing through the sessions, it’s a very high quality discussion, with a lot of focus on improving preventive care – a huge issue in [Read more]

Finding Hope With Pancreatic Cancer

March 4, 2009

By Jeremy Manier Pancreatic cancer has made an unusual amount of news lately, with the very public struggles of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, and actor Patrick Swayze. The diagnosis can be dire news; the mean [Read more]