‘Science Times’ synthesis

No time to read the New York Times? We can help! Even though we’re one foot out the door to San Diego, we wouldn’t dream of missing our favorite part of the paper. Here’s a sampling of articles we hope you’ll find interesting and maybe even relevant.

Hope to see you in San Diego, and safe travels to those of you who will be joining us there.

November 23, 2010

Radiation worries for children in dentists’ chairs: Some raise concerns about childrens’ vulnerability to radiation at the dentist or orthodontists’ office.
A man from whom viruses can’t hide: Viruses can be difficult to obtain for research purposes, so Dr. W. Ian Lipkin sought another way.
Hazards: work stress raises women’s heart risk, study says: A study examines the possible connection between women who work, and those who have heart problems.
November 30, 2010
An odyssey through the brain: Carl Schoonover, a PhD candidate in neuroscience at Columbia University, explores the brain with colorful images.
A fate that narcissists will hate: being ignored: The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has eliminated narcissistic, and a few other previously-included, personality disorders.
Inefficiency hurts U.S. in ranking of health: Researchers claim that the United States’ health care system is to blame for the country’s ranking of 49th in life expectancy.
A nephrologist and patient: Dr. Julian L. Seifter discusses what it’s like to be both a doctor and a patient.
Fuel lines of tumors are new target: There are new, emerging ways to examine tumor cells.
Up with science and up with research, and thanks for your part in keeping them ethical.