I find it difficult not to believe this (x)
Inky paw prints presumably left by a curious kitty on a 15th century manuscript.
From National Geographic.
Cats: getting in the way of writing for 500 years.
Nuevo archienemigo de los gatos.
My favorite thing is when my pets entertain themselves. For a LONG time!
How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends
Most experimental drugs fail before they make it through all the tests required to figure out if they actually work and if they’re safe. But some drugs get fairly far down that road, at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars, based on poorly conducted studies at the outset.
Medical researchers reviewing this sorry state of affairs say the drug-development process needs serious improvement.
Consider drugs that are being developed to treat Lou Gehrig’s disease. In the past decade or so, nine potential drugs have been tested in people who have this degenerative nerve disorder. Not one has been effective.
So Steve Perrin, who runs the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge Mass., decided to take a close look at the mouse studies that had initially suggested these drugs were promising.
"We tried to replicate those findings precisely by talking to the authors and trying to repeat the experiments in an identical fashion," Perrin says. "And what we found was that we couldn’t replicate a lot of the experiments."
Image: Rick Eh?, Flickr
smooth as fuck
You can’t not smile at this
Game of Cats
THEY’RE ALL SO ACCURATE BUT THE JOFFREY ONE OMG