Category Archive: Art and science

Jun
27

MM4TB and a trip to a new Miro Exhibit

  Occasionally I take a bit of a diversion from my usual science focused postings, this one has an artistic flavor. I am in beautiful Brataslava in the Slovak Republic¬†for a few days for the final More Medicines for Tuberculosis (MM4TB) meeting. Every 6 months for the past 5 years we have had meetings of …

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Feb
16

An illustration of the virus and summary of Research Priorities to Inform Public Health and Medical Practice for Domestic Zika Virus: A Workshop

Late last week I was contacted by John Liebler a science and medicine illustrator and he had seen the Zika glycoprotein E homology model and wanted to use it to produce an image of the virus.¬† After reading up on flaviviruses it appeared to me that the original model was of the trimer and not …

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Jan
16

From a Calendar to a Japanese pharmaceutical company working on antisense approach to DMD

For the last 4 years I have been the fortunate recipient of a calendar. This is not just any calendar and of course it has some link to pharmaceuticals. This one has been carefully tightly wrapped in a sheet of beige paper and sent on its journey thousands of miles by my friend Dr. Tomoko …

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