Szostak

Two retractions of human idiocy

Excerpt: …she was interested in the PNAS research because it identified a potential inhibitor of the hepatitis C virus… ”Definitely embarrassing:” Nobel Laureate retracts non-reproducible paper in Nature journal 1) This retraction marks the second in six months for Nature Chemistry after having none for eight years. 2) In 2009, Szostak also retracted a 2008 paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences after an outside researcher could not replicate the results. The retraction notice credited Katherine Berry, then…

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Ignore the evidence: Rachel Feltman

“There is incontrovertible evidence that Alzheimer’s Disease has a dormant microbial component. We can’t keep ignoring all of the evidence” –Professor Douglas Kell, Manchester University Experts Say There’s a Herpes-Alzheimer’s Link Excerpt: …herpes has been linked to damage in the central nervous system and the limbic system, which is associated with mental decline and personality changes, the Telegraph reported. The experts called for a deeper investigation into the connection. Calm down: Herpes probably isn’t going to give you Alzheimer’s Excerpt:…

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  • Randomness and Divine Providence
    A Q&A on randomness and God’s providence …the main goal is to really put together a collection of scholarly studies of these issues: physicists, biologists, […]
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