Welcome to the latest edition of Weekend Wonderings. Take a minute, grab whatever you drink on a Sunday afternoon/evening and let’s carry on. This will provide a nice break from lawn work, leaf raking, whatever, for you.
The researchers at The James at it again. They are working on a new treatment with breast cancer..
The trial involves targeted treatment going after an aggressive form of breast cancer, and it could be a game-changer.
“This could really revolutionize the way women are treated with breast cancer,” said Dr. Erin Macrae, of the OSU Comprehensive Breast Center.
This is another example of the research processes being turned into practical treatment processes. Yes, If Not For Ohio State..
Science – Nobel Prize Edition
As you may or, may not have been aware, physicists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their efforts in proposal and discovery of the Higgs Boson. Well, it wasn’t all them. Physicists from Ohio State contributed as well.
The science behind the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was 50 years in the making—and is partly attributable to Ohio State physicists who devoted their professional lives to finding a mysterious subatomic particle.
When this year’s Nobelists, Peter Higgs and François Englert, first proposed the existence of the Higgs boson with now deceased colleague Robert Brout in 1964, their notions of an unseen particle became central to modern physics. Scientists speculated for decades that the theory would earn a Nobel. But the speculation grew much louder when a particle matching the Higgs’ description was discovered at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012.
Eight Ohio State physicists were among thousands worldwide who labored to design, build and run experiments that would render the Higgs visible. Over that time, scores of Ohio State students earned their degrees hunting for the particle, developing and testing new technology that would ultimately become part of the LHC.
I think this is pretty cool. Obviously, there were a tremendous number of tremendous people involved over several decades. But to have several OSU physicists involved is pretty nice.
Last week I riffed a bit lightheartedly about the Browns, Indians and Buckeyes. This week, it’s not quite as funny. We’ve had several articles pertaining to football and injury. Mali’s was just the most recent.
This topic was covered in Thursday’s Buffalo Evening News as well. Per News Sports reporter Jerry Sullivan.
If you were wondering why the NFL would pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit filed by some 4,200 former players, you’ll understand more when you see what the authors uncovered in interviews with more than 200 scientists, doctors, ex-players and their families.
The answer becomes obvious. The NFL, which has networks falling over each other to fill its coffers, probably looked at three quarters of a billion as hush money. They had no desire to see the lawsuit go to court, where many of the Fainarus’ sources would be called to testify.
Go read the article. Sullivan’s comments don’t differ much from Mali’s; so it appears that given the same et of information, similar conclusions are being drawn.
This is an interesting follow up, of sorts to this article, again from The Buffalo News. It seems we’ve “progressed” from kids dying of broken necks and broken backs to cerebral hemorrhaging. Right off hand, I can’t think of another dangerous apprenticeship program..
A few days ago, we were chatting around the water cooler in the break-room of tBBC World Headquarters (Note to Editors: The break-room remodeling is great, thank you!) and were kicking around the topic of football (college and high school), injuries, and the health/injury risk of other apprenticeship programs. I’d mentioned that after two years of playing football at an upstate NY D-III school, my son hung up his cleats, and that I couldn’t have been more relieved. While the sports injuries topic needs open discussion, we’ll let..
.. Bob Seger Turn the Page