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The Trypanosome

This morning I had one of these really fun video-game-like dreams. I was with a large group of other people in a vast flat space dotted with sheds like an abandoned airport or a railyard without the rails. We were running from building to building because a titanic winged alligator snapping turtle kept swooping at us… Continue reading

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Umesh G Lalloo talk

Political instability interrupts treatment, facilitates disease spread e.g. strikes in South Africa, post election violence in Kenya, refugees from Syria. Paradoxical IRIS-like reactions in HIV-negative TB patients. Why can we not shorten the course of treatment despite the best drugs? … Continue reading

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Sleep will not come to this tired body now

Something woke me up in the middle of the long night. My nose was stuffy and itching. I picked at it for a bit until it felt better and then closed my eyes, wrapping myself against the cold air of … Continue reading

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Runaway

What flashes before my eyes is not the memories of my life, but Eadward Muybridge’s motion picture, the kinetic series of a galloping horse that proved they take all four feet off the ground. The suspension phase seems to be … Continue reading

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Dr Ahmed Kathrada

At a talk by South African civil rights veteran Dr Ahmed Kathrada. Am struck by how similar some elements are to British colonial legacy laws in Malaysia, like the 90-day detention without trial.

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Dr Ahmed Kathrada

At a talk by South African civil rights veteran Dr Ahmed Kathrada. Am struck by how similar some elements are to British colonial legacy laws in Malaysia, like the 90-day detention without trial.

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Forgetful Jones

New method of reminding myself not to leave the office before taking care of certain lab tasks.

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The Arena

I had a dream where I was trapped in an arena with a maze in it with a last man standing kind of setup, and armed with a spear shaped like a giant craft knife (X-Acto). I managed to kill … Continue reading

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TCID50 don’t believe you read everything on the internet

I’ve had an entertaining last week trying to set up a TCID50 calculation template for some assay development work I’m doing. The long and short of it is that I found out that a Yale professor and the WHO (not to be … Continue reading

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Throwing stuff out the window

Listening to a speech by a high-level company exec. Talking about decision-making, trust, and communication within the company. Told the following story about AIDS prevention as an example of how smart people can make dumb decisions. “For reasons I don’t … Continue reading

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