medical research

How the MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’ Help Us All

Posted on 09/26/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2013 MacArthur Fellows. Each year, the foundation provides stipends of $625,000 — popularly known as “genius grants” — to encourage “people of outstanding talent” to pursue their ambitions in the arts, sciences, education, social entrepreneurship and other fields. One of the great things about the MacArthur grants is that they benefit the rest of us, because recipients often do work that touch our lives in one way or another. Past fellows have included people …

Rats: The Big Cheese

Posted on 07/21/2011 by | Before I Forget | Comments

Personal HealthOddly enough, I’ve never wanted to be friends with a rodent. Not cuddly enough.  Not fun to play with. I may have been the only person to dislike the Disney movie “Ratatouille,” about Remy, a rat, who dreams of becoming a chef in Paree. With the help of his rat pal, Linguini (spoiler alert!), he makes his dream come true. All I could think about was a RAT preparing my meal.  Yuck!  Would I find little pieces of my brie and …