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June 20th, 2017 - 10:42 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Major Threat To UW and Hutch By Trump

The Trump administration wants to make massive cuts in research while claiming to spend MORE money on science.   The TRUMP Government, led by The Secretary of HHS and the Director of the OMB, have previously proposed draconian cuts to the NIH budget.  Now we know the vehicle for the cuts .. an att[...]

March 22nd, 2017 - 8:13 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

TRUMP MAKES WAR ON BIOLOGY RESEARCH

Why Trump’s N.I.H. Cuts Should Worry Us By HAROLD VARMUS Last week I was in London to participate in a scientific symposium. During coffee breaks, many British colleagues asked me and other American visitors to explain the bewildering news that President Trump had announced his intention to cut th[...]

February 11th, 2017 - 1:45 am § in Misc.

Re-educating the public

Overturning Citizen’s United won’t change the electorate or outdated instruction. “Industry’s war against science isn’t limited to climate change. A host of public relations campaigns over the last five decades have spent billions of dollars with the express purpose of sowing p[...]

February 2nd, 2017 - 12:49 pm § in Misc.

Hype vs Hope in Science

Fast Company Sponsored · Say someone tried to sell you a pill that could boost your energy, improve your body’s ability to repair its DNA, and keep you healthier as you get older. It mi… See More One Of The World’s Top Aging Researchers Has A Pill To Keep You Feeling Young Elysium Health [...]

January 28th, 2017 - 1:10 am § in Misc., Repugnants, Science

Science: What to fear under Trump

Trump’s victory will accelerate the end of America’s post-war contract between science, technology, higher education and the state.  What to watch for? It is clear that humanities will be targeted as being economically irrelevant as will social-science research that is deemed too criti[...]

September 22nd, 2016 - 9:44 am § in Misc.

Kshama Sawant Plays the Trump Card: Attacks the UW for studying the $15 minimum wage

“It is professionally irresponsible to draw such a conclusion from the data at this time.”  Kshama Sawant The Seattle Times Reports: Professor Jacob Vigdor and other members of a UW team  published a preliminary study of the effects of the $15 minimum wage in Seattle. Whatever good that has d[...]

May 18th, 2016 - 12:07 am § in Misc., Science, UW

BREAKING NEWS: Fair Pay for Postdocs?

Fair Pay for Postdocs In an amazing post on the Huntington Post,  Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Thomas E. Perez U.S. Secretary of Labor have stated that post doctoral fellows, that is PhDs and MDs training to do research, MUST now receive a [...]

April 3rd, 2016 - 5:51 pm § in Jefferson, Misc.

Presidential leadership in biomedicine  should be an issue in the Wisconsin primary 

Opposing views of Clinton and Sanders on biomedical research Opinions about science matter.   This especially true in the case of stem cell biology where Republican religious views of human life have obstructed an entire  field of biology. Tomorrow’s primary is in the state where stem cell [...]

October 12th, 2015 - 1:10 am § in Misc.

Did the Koran and Crescent Get To The New World Before the Bible and Crescent?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in 2014 that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there. “Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not [...]