This time in “Around the Blogs”: An extra surprise in your salad, understanding swine flu and some of the most obvious research projects ever.
Extra protein with your greens. A.J. Cann at Microbiology Bytes describes some recent research that shows how enteric bteria can effectively colonise foods we normally eat raw (lettuce, tomatoes etc), explaining why raw foods have been linked to food posioning outbreaks.
How to be ethical. Janet Stemwedel at Adventures in Ethics and Science pulls some straight-to-the-point tips on how to be ethical, pulled from a recent Business Week article.
From ‘omes to phenotype. Merry at Small Things Considered posts an insightful muse into the distinction between Metabolomics and Metabonomics.
Swine flu explained. Revere at Effect Measure summarises an expedited Science review that summarises the genetics of the swine-flu virus.
Considering causes of cancer. Keith Robison at Omics! Omics! ponders the mysteries of tumor supressor genes.
Did they really get funding for that? Medical Writing, Editing and Grantsmanship neatly pulls together some funny examples of apparently obvious research papers published in AMA and Nature Journals. Can getting published really be so easy?