Please note that this is one of the only instances in the history of this blog that I have retroactively edited a post for what I believe was an error on my part related to what I feel was overly extreme verbiage. I have also subsequently been informed confidentially of more of the facts of this case that have important bearing on the content I’ve now chosen to include in this post. In a surprising move, Governor Rick Perry of Texas just visited a …Read More
The number of stem cell clinics both in the U.S. and around the world continues to accelerate. There are in fact so many clinics that it would be difficult to keep track of them all. As a way of simply dipping one’s toe in the water of the ocean of clinics, I did a “stem cell treatment” Google search and then looked at the ads, not the search results themselves. To avoid any bias, I was not logged into Google. Here’s what I found. …Read More
What do you think of the current NIH system of funding?
I took a poll of my blog readers on how strongly they feel about open access. Is open access more than a buzzword? Are scientists willing to go beyond talk and take actions? If the results of the poll are any indication the message is that most scientists are indeed changing their publishing habits to be more friendly toward open access and less involved with closed access publishing. About two out of three respondents said that felt strongly enough to change their publishing habits. …Read More