Couple quick links from the weekend
I don't know if this is legitimate or not, because I haven't had the chance to check. But I've seen some Crohn's sufferers--such as writer Mark Millar--claim that they're convinced online. But you know, it is a real doctor at a real hospital so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Professor John Hermon Taylor of St. George's Hospital Medical School in London claims to have developed a vaccine for Crohn's disease and is looking for donations to help get it through the UK licensing bureaucracy. So if you've ever wanted a chance to donate some money that might accomplish something in the short term, have at it.
So, you see...
Well, this girl...
I can't do it. I'll let the Idaho Statesmen explain:
The imagination of the Cole Elementary first-grader came to life Friday when the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho, Windermere Real Estate and others orchestrated Aubrey's wish to be a superhero for a day.
Aubrey, aka "Star," has optic glioma, a brain tumor behind her eyes. But it didn't stop her as she foiled crimes and chased her arch-nemesis, Black (named for the character on Neighborhood Watch signs), through the city of Boise, followed by a cavalcade of police cars.
With a determined look on her face, Aubrey used her super powers of X-ray vision, super strength, fast speed and blowing power to rescue a hostage from Black's grip and tie the villain to the replica Liberty Bell in front of the Statehouse at about noon...
...Aubrey made up other superheroes to help her fight crimes in scripted scenes on her special day. She equipped Lion Lady, Frog Lady, Dog Man, House Lifter, Sky Girl, Martian Manhunter and Tree Girl with their own superpowers. A script assisted heroes and police as the drama played out, but Aubrey always knew what to say because she loves to play superhero with friends.
(thanks to Blog@Newsarama)
AP: Side effects cast shadow over new HIV meds
That's all for now, folks.