Archive for November 2008

Cure HIV with a Bone Marrow Transplant?

Nov 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Lit Round-up

His donor marrow was mutant for CCR5. Now six hundred days after receiving the CCR5-lacking bone marrow, his doctors cannot detect HIV virus in his blood–even though the patient is no longer on drug treatment for HIV.

I’d stick with drug therapy, if given the choice.

General Motor’s Interesting New Tech

Nov 10th, 2008 | By | Category: Transit

General Motors is nearing death–a breathtaking fall in a dizzily short amount of time. And here’s what might be most shocking–despite being saddled with the costs and responsibilities of being the largest private pension and health insurance provider in the world, GM has made clever and key investments that deserve fulfillment. Yes, I’m talking about […]

Witness the Magic of Regression Analysis…

Nov 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Stats

… and some damn good statistics. FiveThirtyEight’s election-eve prediction, of 349 electoral votes for Obama: Reality this afternoon, of a projected 349 electoral votes for Obama: I might start caring about baseball, just to further appreciate the awesomeness of Nate Silver.

The Climb

Nov 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Science and Society

I can’t sleep. I just crawled out of bed and sat down at my kitchen table, giving my brain an attempt at accepting all that has happened tonight. The results for the Washington State races seem almost unbelievably good–Tim Eyman destine for definitive defeat, transit for a definitive victory along with death with dignity, the […]