long overdue update

I was shocked to see how long it has been since I last posted something. It has been much easier to get caught up in other things and let this slip. I am hoping that with this post I can make a new start of it and put up something on a regular basis….at least once a week.

One item for today….Luc Montagnier has won the Nobel prize in medicine for discovering HIV. I imagine this will rankle a few feathers since Robert Gallo, who is also credited the discovery, was not included. For anyone who can remember this is not the first time that there was doubt about Gallo’s role in discovering thie virus. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the next few weeks.

Personally I am against the idea of assigning credit for any scientific discovery to one or two individuals since it ignores the many other individuals who directly or indirectly contributed.


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