Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cancer Study

Here's an interesting study on chemotherapy survivability in mice. The researchers found ways to increase survivability in mice to 50-75% in what were otherwise lethal chemotherapy doses. quote: In the study, 50-to-75 percent of the mice treated with the molecule survived otherwise lethal doses of chemotherapy. All of the mice that did not receive the molecule died, Geng said.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

From garden today

got a nice little batch of okra today - probably make a couple panfulls for frying. Got another good bunch of tomatoes - I'm falling behind eating them as it is. Got just a few beans. Got another cucumber today too. I'm going to have to start eating the cucumbers faster - they're starting to pile up on me. I think I've got 4 in the fridge right now.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Test Ignore

Ignore this - I'm practicing some code Test clickable image code to go to GOG. Picture should be clickable image to click

Saturday, July 13, 2013

More garden 07-13

A few pictures from the garden today pickings

okra bloom from a few days ago - I thought they look kindof cool
4 o'clocks

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Surgery Center that posts prices

Check this out: A surgery center that posts guaranteed all inclusive prices - in Oklahoma City. They claim prices well below half the prices that most hospitals would charge. Might be worth a scheduling a trip if you're paying out of pocket - but they don't take Medicare or Medicaid. quote from the site: "If you have a high deductible or are part of a self-insured plan at a large company, you owe it to yourself or your business to take a look at our facility and pricing which is listed on this site. If you are considering a trip to a foreign country to have your surgery, you should look here first. Finally, if you have no insurance at all, this facility will provide quality and pricing that we believe are unmatched." originally saw this on Marginal Revolution site

Monday, July 8, 2013


Some picks from the garden

The garden
Some close-ups - okra, cucumber, beans, squash
Little tomato plant coming up from where one of last year's plants was

Friday, July 5, 2013


This was an interesting article about minimal DNA genomes - and bacteria being able to find ecological niches where they only have to do one thing really well, and count on the surrounding organisms to do the rest. Kind of like economic specialization. How Simple Can Life Get? It's Complicated