Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Stem Cells Cause Cancer?!

As some of you may know, my mom died of lung cancer in August of last year. And no, she never smoked. Anyways, as any of you that have been touched by cancer know, after dealing with it on a daily basis, you tend to become more excited when hearing about new treatments and breakthroughs.

Here's a little something I found on Digg today - an article proposing that cancer may, in fact, be caused by stem cells. If true, it suggests a radical new approach to the way chemotherapy and radiation are used. Crazy cool stuff...

By the way, if you want to help fight cancer without lifting a finger or spending money, (perfect for college students, hehe) you might consider donating your idle CPU power. Every bit helps.

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Good Night San Jose, Hello World

I've just wrapped up doing tech work for San Jose State's production of Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet - phew! Glad that one's finally over; time to get back to blogging at full speed.

Speaking of new media, here's some new content that's really superb (daresay I "leet"?) that deserves some link-luv.

If you're looking to check out some new vlogs that are really impressive, Inside Africa TV is phenomenal. The current show on Kenya, at 19 minutes, gives a little bit closer look at the peripheral country than the traditional media ever does.

Loosely related: a belated kudos to Alive in Baghdad for busting it out big time at the Vloggies. I'm a big supporter of what they're doing.

Check out yesterday's powerful episode about the mother who's son was "martyred", and you'll instantly appreciate the quality of stories that they're telling. It's something you don't get on Fox or CNN very much.

Lastly, I know Rocketboom does international pieces every once in awhile (which is amazing and inspiring given the size of their budget and size), but the one today from Kenya was exremely well done and powerful. Check that out here.

Well, like I said, I'm back in full swing. Look for more posts and lots more content coming soon. A little preview: I've been doing a lot of work with video, and I'll probably (finally) have a video podcast up shortly after Thanksgiving. Stay tuned.

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