Daily Archives: May 2, 2008

Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine Awarded

I almost literally grew up in the shadow of the Albany Medical Center. Many of my family members were at one time or another employed there, perhaps cleaning the floor while in high school or in a clerical position as a part time job, etc. I have been in and out of the emergency room there countless times (though hardly ever as the patient). Some of my favorite stories begin or end at AMC.Well, I never realized it before, but the Albany Medical College (part of the center) has a thing called the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research which is, according to many, up there with the Nobel Prize in importance. And just now, the prize was awarded to two women doing important research … Elizabeth Blackburn and Joan Steitz. Continue reading Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine Awarded

‘Sodans and Sconsinites, Sharpen your Quills!

Vaccine denialism and related issues is something that I took a great interest in many years ago with the publication of Laruie Garret’s “The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance,” a book which presaged a great deal of later popular and more technical literature on diseases. My interested was piqued in connection with an interest in so called “emerging diseases” that came from my work at that time in emerging disease land (the northeastern Congo forest). (Yes, these are all linked in various ways. But my interest in writing about these issues has been dampened since joining Scienceblogs.com. Continue reading ‘Sodans and Sconsinites, Sharpen your Quills!