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Disease Prone

Disease Prone

To be sensitive or susceptible to disease. Exactly what this blog is.

The bacteria in your belly Pt.1 - Babies

The bacteria in your belly Pt.1 - Babies

I previously blogged at a place called diseaseoftheweek.wordpress.com which is still going strong without me and this series of posts comes from when I wrote there.

February 15, 2012 — James Byrne
Can't fool me, I know you aren't you at all

Can't fool me, I know you aren't you at all

One commenter didn't like my take on Cotard's last week. I ran it past a couple of friends who said they had no problems with it and I'm not an expert, just an interested researcher.

February 8, 2012 — James Byrne
No seriously, I'm dead.

No seriously, I'm dead.

I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again about other medical conditions but this is my favorite. Having a favourite condition sounds incredibly weird I know but its true.

January 31, 2012 — James Byrne
And yet more excercise...

And yet more excercise...

I've been putting this update of for a while because, well I kind of stopped. I didn't mean to but my new job was really demanding and has a steep learning curve, I also had some writing assignments I wanted to finish off and also I have a thesis.

January 18, 2012 — James Byrne
Podcasting with me

Podcasting with me

I'm still on a kind of break, you may have noticed as I have been throwing up some pre-prepared material and today is no different. After writing that previous piece on vaccination coverage in the media I got contacted by Kylie from the Token Skeptic podcast and did a short interview with her which you can find here.

January 11, 2012 — James Byrne
Population Science

Population Science

I organised my first event at my new job in early December, "Science Behind the Headlines: Beyond 7 Billion". This post was written up by a friend of mine, Captn Skellet from A schooner of Science after she attended the event.

January 4, 2012 — James Byrne
(Merry) Christmas Disease

(Merry) Christmas Disease

An old post but a good one for Christmas time. This previously appeared on my blog when it lived at fieldofscience.com. I hope you enjoy and I wish you a very Merry Christmas.

December 23, 2011 — James Byrne
Aust. Government provides incentive for vaccination

Aust. Government provides incentive for vaccination

Something that has really gotten to me in the last few years is the rise and rise in volume of the anti-vaccination movement. Particularly in Australia this movement has started to enter the public consciousness and continue to spout their nonsense into the public arena.

December 2, 2011 — James Byrne
World AIDS Day 2011

World AIDS Day 2011

How bad a biomedical science blogger am I! I have been so flat out with all my other projects that I completely missed World AIDS Day. I feel a little dim about that but never fear as I was sent a great Q & A The Journal of Infectious Diseases has put together and I strongly suggest you all check it out.You can find the Q & A at this Oxford University Press page.

December 1, 2011 — James Byrne
One for the Dr. Who fans

One for the Dr. Who fans

In my post about going vegan for a month I mentioned that during that time I ran a science outreach event in regional Victoria called "Science of Fiction: Doctor Who" and that I took a bunch of pictures on the way back.

December 1, 2011 — James Byrne

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