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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

I previously blogged at a place called 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

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.

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...

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

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

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

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

December 23, 2011 — James Byrne

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

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

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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