This is my favorite border picture from my trip last month to Arizona-California-Sonora-Baja. You can see the old border fence on the right, one of those repurposed metal landing strip things, which as near as I can tell is where the actual border is. The big new fence is pulled back 50 yards or so ...Continue reading ‘borderlands’ »
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Happy Easter on the JOIDES Resolution! One of our co-chief scientists, Cathy Busby, had little treats for us today, Peeps and chocolate eggs! We had some spectacular core come up with excellent blue/green colors. Due to Internet limitations, I’m only able to upload one photo, but please do visit our facebook page to see images of the spectacular core! www.facebook.com/joidesresolution
XBiotech, a company involved in commercializing biological therapies, has published the results from its Phase I/II oncology study conducted at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The study describes the outcome in 52 advanced cancer patients treated with their Xilonix™ non-cytotoxic, anti-tumor therapy. The so-called true human antibody therapy was reported to have an excellent safety profile and the report describes comprehensive measures of patient performance during
Chronic pain is an unknown issue with unknown causes and a subjective definition but some people clearly have it. Researchers recently analyzed 2,721 people, all taking prescription opioid pain medications, for genes COMT, DRD2, DRD1 and OPRK1. The participants also rated their perception of pain on a scale from zero to 10. People who rated their pain as zero were not included in the study.
Low pain perception was defined as a score of one, two or three; moderate pain perception was a score of