July 2009

Propofol: A Dangerous Kind of Rest

July 31, 2009

The death of Michael Jackson has made its expected transition from a celebration of his life and music to an uncomfortable public autopsy of how he died. More than a month after his death, the official coroner’s autopsy has yet to be officially [Read more]

Who Gets Dibs on H1N1 Vaccines?

July 29, 2009

Much of the latest news on the H1N1 virus, colloquially known as swine flu, indicates that the next flu season has the potential to be unusually rough. In some ways the last flu season never really ended; the Centers for Disease Control and [Read more]

More blogging in the works

July 29, 2009

By Jeremy Manier Now that my new job leaves less time for blogging, we’re changing the format of this site a bit and adding more voices to the mix. The biggest change is the addition this week of Rob Mitchum, who got his PhD in neurobiology [Read more]

FOIA-ing a grant application?

July 29, 2009

By Jeremy Manier ScienceInsider, the top-notch blog by Science magazine writers, flags this case of a scientist who discovered his research grant application had been part of a Freedom of Information Act request. A physician at another university [Read more]

The passion of Francis Collins

July 12, 2009

Francis Collins, NIH chief nominee By Jeremy Manier This was a busy week for biomedical news. The National Institutes of Health got a new nominee for its director, Francis Collins; the NIH finalized new rules for funding of research on embryonic [Read more]