It's been a while since I've posted something substantial. My apologies to all 20 followers of TQLC. Academia and clinical cases have been taking up most of my time. However, some exciting news! My paper on variability of respiration during sleep in TBI has recently been accepted into Neurorehabilitation. In the paper my colleagues and I examined the sleep processes of individuals with TBI using polysomnography. Polysomnography is a tool used to measure biophysical changes during
At this week's On Science Blogs, Tabitha M. Powledge collects bloggers' analyses of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby case, and what she finds is--a bit of a mess.
The FDA, for example, is still requiring labels on morning-after pills and IUDs saying these methods "may prevent implantation," when the scientific consensus seems to be that they do not.
She finds a few bloggers who addressed a question I had: How will the decision affect health care more broadly? Will we now see all kinds of
In some conservative circles it sometimes seems that the Endangered Species Act along with the EPA and Fish and Wildlife Service that are its field army are philosophically just this side of, oh, Stalinism in cruel tyranny and blindness to common sense. So it is little surprise that in Kansas, perhaps the reddest of red states, a move to put the lesser prairie chicken on the endangered species list has stirred up a ruckus. This is not an obscure bird in the state - Audubon of Kansas, an
In a surprise discovery, a group of scientists from NASA and the SETI Institute claimed they were looking for Mars-like habitats on Earth when they measured a UV index of 43.3– a world record - atop a 19,432 foot volcanic peak in Bolivia. Levels of 11 or 12 are considered hazardous.
The scientists had been going through some old data and found the UV spike had occurred in 2003. They attributed it to a combination of storms and fires depleting UV locally, ozone-depleting chemicals