Anti-Science Quotable: Presidential Candidate Rand Paul rebrands himself as Dr. #science

In case you missed it, SENATOR Rand Paul announced this week that he will run for President in 2016. In response to his announcement, we thought now would be a good time to revisit some of Rand Paul’s anti-science rantings. Check out the numerous … Continue reading

Anti-Science Quotable: Senator Rand Paul spreads misinformation about vaccines #IamTheHerd #ophthalmologist

I’ve heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines. I’m not arguing vaccines are a bad idea. I think they’re a good thing. But I think the parents should … Continue reading

#Science Quotable: Research!America’s Mary Woolley – Make Medical Progress a Priority! #SOTU2015

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) penned an op-ed inPOLITICO this week calling for more transparency and accountability in science agencies’ decision making. More transparency is a worthy goal and taxpayers are well served by it. What isn’t … Continue reading

Politics aside, CDC and NIH funding cuts put us in danger with ebola… and other health risks

In case you missed it, a nurse in Texas who cared for the Ebola patient there has contracted the virus. This represents the first case of Ebola that was contracted in the US, and also represents evidence that the health system is … Continue reading

Reality Check – Academia still has a easy to find gender bias – @US_Conversation

Let’s face it: gender bias in academia is for real Cynthia Leifer, Cornell University; Hadas Kress-Gazit, Cornell University; Kim Weeden, Cornell University; Marjolein C H van der Meulen, Cornell University; Paulette Clancy, Cornell University, and Sharon Sassler, Cornell University Cornell … Continue reading