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Saturday, August 08, 2009

PETA Offers 'Cash for Cluckers' Incentive

~$1 Rebate to nonveggies who buy Veggie 'Chicken' Products http://snipr.com/phiwg

Friday, August 07, 2009

At home, our current controversy is whether or not I should be drinking refrigerated beverages.

I'm told that my doing so contradicts some of the basic principles of Chinese medicine.

An office manager here tells me that SHE agrees with Chinese medicine that we ought not to eat OR drink anything cold because it makes the stomach work harder to digest food and to moderate the temperature.

US Senate has just confirmed Francis Collins as Director of the National Institutes of Health.

Secretary Sebelius Announces Senate Confirmation of Dr. Francis Collins as Director of the National Institutes of Health Posted : Fri, 07 Aug 2009 16:36:43 GMT
Author : U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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WASHINGTON - (Business Wire) HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Dr. Francis Collins as the next Director of the National Institutes of Health.

“Dr. Collins is one of our generation's great scientific leaders. A physician and geneticist, Dr. Collins served as Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he led the Human Genome Project to completion,” said Secretary Sebelius. “Dr. Collins will be an outstanding leader. Today is an exciting day for NIH and for science in this country.”

Bio for Francis S. Collins:

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the Human Genome Project, served as Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health from1993-2008 . With Dr. Collins at the helm, the Human Genome Project consistently met projected milestones ahead of schedule and under budget. This remarkable international project culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. In addition to his achievements as the NHGRI Director, Dr. Collins’ own research laboratory has discovered a number of important genes, including those responsible for cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, Huntington's disease, a familial endocrine cancer syndrome, and most recently, genes for adult onset (type 2) diabetes and the gene that causes Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. Dr. Collins has a longstanding interest in the interface between science and faith, and has written about this in The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief (Free Press, 2006), which spent many weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He has just completed a new book on personalized medicine, The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine (HarperCollins, to be published in early 2010). Dr. Collins received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Virginia, a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Yale University, and an M.D. with Honors from the University of North Carolina. Prior to coming to NIH in 1993, he spent nine years on the faculty of the University of Michigan, where he was an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2007.

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.

HHS Press Office
202-690-6343


WASHINGTON - (Business Wire) HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Dr. Francis Collins as the next Director of the National Institutes of Health.

“Dr. Collins is one of our generation's great scientific leaders. A physician and geneticist, Dr. Collins served as Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he led the Human Genome Project to completion,” said Secretary Sebelius. “Dr. Collins will be an outstanding leader. Today is an exciting day for NIH and for science in this country.”

Bio for Francis S. Collins:

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the Human Genome Project, served as Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health from1993-2008 . With Dr. Collins at the helm, the Human Genome Project consistently met projected milestones ahead of schedule and under budget. This remarkable international project culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. In addition to his achievements as the NHGRI Director, Dr. Collins’ own research laboratory has discovered a number of important genes, including those responsible for cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, Huntington's disease, a familial endocrine cancer syndrome, and most recently, genes for adult onset (type 2) diabetes and the gene that causes Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. Dr. Collins has a longstanding interest in the interface between science and faith, and has written about this in The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief (Free Press, 2006), which spent many weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He has just completed a new book on personalized medicine, The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine (HarperCollins, to be published in early 2010). Dr. Collins received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Virginia, a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Yale University, and an M.D. with Honors from the University of North Carolina. Prior to coming to NIH in 1993, he spent nine years on the faculty of the University of Michigan, where he was an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2007.

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.

HHS Press Office
202-690-6343

Thursday, August 06, 2009

'Top Chef Masters': Beware the vegan

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ah, vegans. They're a chef's worst nightmare. Even in the form of the lovely Zooey Deschanel. After the elimination challenge, the ever-quotable judge, ...

Vegans: are your products tested on animals?

Examiner.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
I've always been very interested in the simplicity of making vegan resources easier to find. In a time where practically any information can be retrieved ...

BBQ Mock Chicken Pizza from OC Vegan Foods

Memphis Flyer - Bianca Phillips - ‎1 hour ago‎
Memphis 'cue just got a meat-free facelift with this scrumptious personal pan-sized vegan pizza. Tender morsels of fried mock meat are coated in a tangy ...

Vegan Candy Sushi, a recipe for a happy face and a sugar buzz

Examiner.com - ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
Perfect for large groups and tiny hands, vegan candy sushi is rather quick to make and economical at the same time. Kids go nuts for candy sushi, ...

20 things you can do to help animals: #1 - go vegan

Examiner.com - ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
The #1 reason for going vegan is for the animals. KD Lang said, "If you knew how meat was made, you'd probably lose your lunch." Cheese and eggs also leave ...

Vegan macrobiotic community dinner encompasses the great universe ...

Honolulu Weekly - ‎21 hours ago‎
vegan macrobiotic community dinners / As if vegetarians don't get enough flak from meat eaters fiercely loyal to the carnivorous lifestyle, imagine what ...

Christos Greek restaurant in Minneapolis great for vegan/vegetarian

Examiner.com - ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
I fell in love with Greece and Greek food while studying abroad during college. Upon returning, I found Christos to be the most authentic Greek restaurant ...

Vegan Ice Cream Challenge: Tempt Chocolate Fudge

Eat. Drink. Better. - Becky Striepe - ‎11 hours ago‎
This year, I'm on the hunt for my favorite vegan ice cream! The plan is to try new pints each week and share my findings right here. ...

Vegan activists sue to get warning label for hot dogs

Trading Markets (press release) - ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
The group advocates a vegan lifestyle, including eating no animal products and not allowing animals to be used in research. "We hope the judge will treat ...
Dogged opposition Weekly Times Now

Vegan Caribbean Dinner Party to be Held in Las Vegas

PR.com (press release) (press release) - ‎14 hours ago‎
Vegan Chef Mayra hosts a Caribbean Dinner Party in Las Vegas on August 21, 2009 with music and entertainment. Las Vegas, NV, August 06, 2009 --(PR.com)-- ...

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Wednesday in Longwood

I'm in the middle of a highly productive day in Longwood Medical Area, working in HMS Social Medicine but is very tired