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The Story of the Blocked Blog Continues

The Story of the Blocked Blog Continues By Leonard Zwelling          This is the exchange of emails that took place last evening (Monday, September 14) when the leadership of MD Anderson learned of my concern about the putative blockade of my blog site.          They have attributed the messages faculty received of blocked access to ...

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I Am Radio Marti

I Am Radio Marti By Leonard Zwelling          Since the Reagan Era, radio and now TV broadcasts from Florida, aimed at the people of Cuba in a fashion analogous to Radio Free Europe, have been summarily jammed by the Cubans. The jammed transmissions come from Radio Marti and the jamming goes on to this day. ...

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A Note From A Very Concerned Colleague

A Note From A Very Concerned Colleague       This was sent to me in an email that putatively was listed on one of the blogs as a comment, but I cannot seem to find it. For that reason, I am printing it in full. It articulates my sentiments better than I ever could.       When ...

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Paranoia: It’s Not So If They Are Really Shooting At You

Paranoia: It’s Not So If They Are Really Shooting At You By Leonard Zwelling          Along with The Cancer Letter (Sept. 4) cover article on the Chancellor’s MD Anderson shared governance charade (at least it will be called that by me until any faculty effort to countermand a DePinho proposal actually goes into effect), Paul ...

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If They Are Going To Treat You Like You Work At A Carwash, Why Not Act Like It?

If They Are Going To Treat You Like You Work At A Carwash, Why Not Act Like It? By Leonard Zwelling          This appears above the fold in the NY Times Business section on Labor Day. How appropriate! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/07/business/economy/nonunion-employees-turn-to-work-site-committees-for-protection.html?ref=business&_r=0          Steven Greenhouse reports on how some workers at a local carwash in Santa Fe, New ...

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The Two GMO Wars: Agriculture and Oncology

The Two GMO Wars: Agriculture and Oncology By Leonard Zwelling http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/06/us/food-industry-enlisted-academics-in-gmo-lobbying-war-emails-show.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0          This front page NY Times (September 6, 2015) story reveals that the most damning of emails may not emanate from a server in Hillary’s dining room in Chappaqua or a bathroom in Colorado.          It seems that the problem of having academics for ...

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Follow the Money: Who’s Got It And Why

Follow the Money: Who’s Got It And Why By Leonard Zwelling          No one associated with the Watergate Scandal ever really said ‘follow the money” although this phrase has migrated into the lore of political intrigue and investigative journalism thanks to the motion picture, “All the President’s Men,” and the quote from Deep Throat (Hal ...

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Deals: Are They Really Good for Academia?

Deals: Are They Really Good for Academia? By Leonard Zwelling          Once again, a deal has been announced between MD Anderson and a commercial entity.  This one is with Immatics. http://www.fiercebiotech.com/story/immatics-md-anderson-partner-60m-immuno-oncology-t-cell-spinout/2015-08-25?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal          If I understand it correctly, the deal sounds great. There appears to be almost $60M coming to Anderson in private cash and grants ...

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