Aaand the timing is always off.
Three and a half days until that half marathon thing I signed up for. Which means two and a half days until my SIP presentation. Which means life is a lil bit on the stressful crazy side.
Feelin like awkwardness.
It’s always the weekends that are the nicest out that I have the most to do. Can’t believe it’s already fifth week and that whole SIP presentation thing is coming up in one week exactly to the hour. Horribleness.
This past week has been a lot of feeling too overwhelmed about the upcoming future and Biology Diebold SIP symposium for me to actually do anything about it. So it goes.
Definitely ordered a copy of this magazine today. It might be weird. It might be great.
“Meatpaper is a print magazine of art and ideas about meat. We like metaphors more than marinating tips. We are your journal of meat culture.”
This Is Your Body on Microbes. On your skin, in your gut, up your nostril—read all about the bacteria that live on you (and keep you healthy!)
In other microbial news news, we just dropped this awesome longread on why gut bacteria may be the key to losing weight. Read it here.
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Let me become obsessed with something
so intrigued that I can’t let it go,
so compelled by curiosity that I won’t stop searching
and learning until I feel complete.
Let me know what it is like to be overwhelmed
with an idea, a subject, a field or a method;
not overwhelmed in the sense of feeling like giving up
but so overwhelmed by the expanse of a thing
that I don’t know where to start delving in.
Let me find some goal, some passion
that I can’t for the life of me overcome or release.
World, I’m begging here,
just throw something at me.
Cancer Centers Racing to Map Patients’ Genes -
Hospitals are spending heavily to develop “precision medicine” treatments for cancer based on the special, even unique characteristics of the patient’s genes.
An interesting article on the rush to use genome and cancer cell sequencing in order to provide clues to new forms of treatment focus.