Entries from January 2009

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

The city is hurting my brain

Ever since reading an article by Jonah Lehrer in the Boston Globe last week and blogging about it at TreeHugger, I can’t stop thinking about how Washington, DC might be hurting my brain. To remedy the surfeit of trees in my neighborhood and apartment, I plucked a squat but intact Christmas tree off the curb […] Continue Reading

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Prisonlike hospitals aren't the place to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis

Here’s a taste of my piece in Slate this week about two recent studies that show that MDR and XDR tuberculosis patients don’t have to be locked up in hospital isolation wards to be cured. In the 1990s, scientists noticed that the deadly class of bacteria that causes tuberculosis had outsmarted the limited drugs available […] Continue Reading