If hospitals weren't capable of containing virulent, potentially fatal infectious diseases, just based on the things I've seen during med school/residency, we'd all be dead/dying of XDR TB, pan-resistant E. coli, and/or variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by now. People panicking because Emory has two patients with Ebola need to calm down.
I think it's bullshit that NdGT reduces the whole GMO debate into pro-science vs anti-science. I totally agree that genetic engineering is on the same spectrum as artificial selection and I don't think there's any inherent reason why GMO would necessarily be harmful, but I am greatly concerned about the intellectual property issues.
Yesterday, bringing Jayden home from my play-sister's house, I decided to take the streets home instead of the freeway, for no other reason than I turned right instead of left. Hella happy I didn't take the freeway, because we would've gotten off at Edwards & taken that 73rd Ave hill. And driving home on Bancroft, the brakes failed. YIKES.
Leaning tower of cake. I am so, so bummed about it even though some of it was out of my control (too damn hot in the venue, table / floor sloped to the wall, and quite frankly it was a poor idea). But here it is, and it's done and I think I'm retiring from making wedding cakes for friends ... End rant.
Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients - CNN http://www.cnn.com/2014... - seems premature to say "saved" if we don't know they've cleared the virus, and one of them is still fairly sick despite getting two doses