Crystal Healing: Will it Prevent Foot and Mouth Disease?

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Below the fold is an utterly fascinating video that documents the current state of the research in one lab that is developing a drug that stops foot and mouth disease virus from replicating in the host cells. Even better, this beautfully executed video was created by the lab members themselves! I can hardly wait for more scientists and labs to document their research in real-people accessible videos such as these [6:03]

This lab has its own blog, so go there!


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grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Crystal Healing: Will it Prevent Foot and Mouth Disease?

  1. Very nicely made! Great cliffhanger ending!
    Also I like the idea of co-opting the “crystal healing” phrase. Or maybe I don’t, since the woo-woos will just coattail off it.

  2. Wow – I am truly honoured to get a mention in this neck of the woods! Glad you liked the video – we had great fun making it.
    I was at SciBlog08 and very much enjoyed your contributions to the discussions though we did not meet. Perhaps next time?

  3. themadlolscientist, FCD says: