I found this while randomly browsing a friends Tumlr blog, it’s so true though, sure you can update your Facebook status to raise awareness of breast cancer, and make people go and have regular check ups to ensure that they don’t have it. But cryptically posting the colour of your pants, or where like to leave your purse it going to do diddly squaut for the effort to finding a cure.
Donating money to cancer research however, or actually going down the path of being a researcher and working on cancer research will make a difference. I’d like you to think on that.
If you want some inspiration have a look at Mairead‘s story, she was diagnosed with a rare bowel cancer and her friends set themselves a goal of raising £500 for cancer research, so far they have raised almost £9,000. You can go to their just giving site and donate some yourself, but that money goes towards finding a cure. £10 donated to Cancer Research is better than a million Facebook updates.
Apparently researchers at the University of California, Sandiego, and Harvard, have identified a Gene which predisposes you to having Liberal Views.
Their paper doesn’t appear in a life sciences journal but in the Journal of Politics which makes me slightly sceptical of it’s validity though.
Is it wrong that the first thing I thought of was that some crazy conservatives would use this to create a virus that targeted people with this gene and rendered it inactive or made people with it sterile so as not to allow the spread of liberalism to spread…
Researchers at the university of Rhode Island have created transgenic super trout. They by inhibiting Myostatin they have increased the amount of muscle the trout form. Muscle is meat, so this means that there is more eatin’ on the trout, assuming that they can get regulatory approval this would mean that there would be more fish to go around.