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More on new UC Logo: UC official response, petition, and almost uniformly negative reactions

The University of California (UC), a truly wonderful organization, seems to have made a misstep with its new logo. Below on the left is the old logo and on the right is the new logo. I did a poll here that got a huge response on what people thought the new symbol represented. Just 2% …

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Peter Nygård anti-aging guru draws a crowd at WSCS2012

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Who is Peter Nygård? A few days ago at the World Stem Cell Summit prior to the awards dinner there was a social gathering. This kind of thing is usually a good opportunity for more dialogue. When I got there I noticed two very famous people having what appeared to be an intense meeting of …

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Chinese scientist sues Nobel Committee for defamation over awards to Yamanaka and Gurdon

A scientist named Dr. Rongxiang Xu has, according to the newspaper The Australian, sued the Nobel Prize Committee for giving the award to Yamanaka and Gurdon and not him. Xu is quoted in the article that he “discovered ‘regenerative cells’ in 1984. The suit filed in S. California, alleges libel and unfair competition. The Australian …

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Media’s crazy cocktails on cancer: today’s case of whole milk and soda

Yesterday was my 3-year anniversary of surgery for prostate cancer. I’m doing great in long-term remission and hopeful it stays that way. You never know. Knock on wood. Over the years, as both a cancer researcher and patient, I’ve found myself frustrated with the way the media fails at reporting on supposed risky behaviors for …

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What did Nasa Mars Rover Curiosity find? Interesting poll results

I did a poll of what people think Nasa’s big announcement that they said is coming about a history-making discovery of the Mars Rover. The results are above. The top two answers, adding up to nearly 60% of responses, represent very high expectations as both would suggest life has existed on Mars. If you take …

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Why Romney lost: lessons for needed GOP course correction

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Last night President Obama decisively won re-election over GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Democrats also won quite a number of Senate seats that only a few months ago seemed destined to go to the GOP. Why was it such a bad night for the GOP? I believe the reasons they lost give insight into a new …

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Most surprising things to know about Romney

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Think you know Mitt Romney? I don’t feel like I do. I hope those sandwiches he’s handing out are PB&J….. Here are the 10 most surprising things about Romney that you might not know. 10. He’s fluent in French. Nothing wrong with that, but his very anti-European rhetoric doesn’t seem to fit with this. See …

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Brain cancer: why histones including H3.3 are so important

Why are most brain cancers so difficult to treat leaving the unfortunate patients who suffer from them in dire circumstances so often? The short answer is that we don’t know why. This lack of understanding is like a wall standing between the cures and us for these patients. We have to climb or knockdown this …

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