Personalized Cancer Therapy Gains Traction

Personalized cancer therapy steadily advances, as highlighted by key articles in Science and Nature this month. This blog tallies how individualized therapy is progressing against cancer, the world’s most challenging group of deadly diseases. Following a look at the context … Continue reading

Organ Transplant Abundance: 2 Steps Closer

Organ transplant supplies are far too few to help the many people who need them. However, two recent scientific advances are clear steps forward. They move us toward a day of plenty, of organ transplant abundance. The Organ Transplant Is … Continue reading

End-of-Life Dreams: A Comforting Gateway

End-of-life dreams and visions can heal the mind even when the body cannot be healed. Hospice care workers as well as researchers have learned that dreams and visions are very important during the last weeks and days of life. Why … Continue reading

Smart Birds Make Vitamins, Sculpt Tools

Smart birds are continuing to surprise both bird-watchers and animal psychologists. The smartest birds are thought to be as intelligent as the smartest of animals, including dolphins, whales, great apes and probably some people as well. And they don’t have … Continue reading

Christmas Decorations, Faith & Paganism

Christmas decorations bring light and joy to the winter season. They are intertwined with both faith and custom, and have their origins long before Christianity. Seasonal Festivals Festivals or celebrations have been observed throughout human history. They often center upon … Continue reading

Kirkus Best Books: Death By Arbitrage

Kirkus Best Books is published each December by Kirkus Reviews, honoring the best books published that year. I’m marking this occasion by offering an e-book bargain, so read on! The Kirkus Best Books are selected from the 8,000 to 10,000 … Continue reading

Bank of Books, Arbitrage and Broad-ing in LA

This is a quick report on my book-signing trip to Malibu’s Bank of Books, plus a bit of cultural “Art” I squeezed into my weekend. Signing “Arbitrage” At Bank of Books Bank of Books bookstore is Malibu’s local book source. Its … Continue reading