Monthly Archives: May 2014

Post 118: End of Term – Dermographia

Apologies for the delay in posting – last week was the end of term, deadline to submit grades for one college, then I flew out to Florida for a conference with other Anatomy and Physiology professors. Busy week! One of my students did a short presentation after lab practicals were done describing her dermographism. While […]

Post 117 – MERS Reaches the United States

About a year ago, I wrote about a new virus that was spreading across the Middle East.  In the past two weeks, news came of incidences of MERS-CoV in the States, now shortened to “MERS.”  Both were health care workers based in the United States and traveled to the Mid-East to provide services. First person […]

Post 116 – The “90+ Study” of Laguna Woods Featured on CBS News’ 60 Minutes

I like that 60 Minutes features Health and Science “articles” – seems like almost every week. Couple of weeks ago, I featured people who couldn’t forget a day in their lives. This week it’s research right here in Orange County at University of California, Irvine, that sheds new light on factors that may allow us […]

Post 115 – Ask Prof: Surviving a flight in a wheel well

Last month, the world was mesmerized when a 15-year-old Somali boy survived a flight in a Hawaiian Airlines wheel well for a flight from San Jose, California to Maui, Hawaii. Right after the news broke, a student asks me during class… how?!  So in another one of my class tangents, we had a discussion to explore the […]