Friday, March 28, 2008
Inevitably it beeps. Then I get the irritation of having to spread-eagle front and back for the security people as they wand me back to front to see what sort of carefully concealed weapon of destruction I may be carrying. To date, I have had to revmove my shoes three times and have them scanned separately. I have had my ankles carefully checked for concealed weaponry. I have had my butt and crotch inspected (from outside the clothes, you perv's) for "non-ordinary" equipment.
To date I have yet to be found smuggling anything more untoward that Denver Hayes shorts or Happyfeet socks through the airport check.
Its irritating. It bugs me that I have to go through this every damn time I fly because something about my body makes the metal detector beep. Nothing starts off a trip on a happy note like a near-strip-search and a quick check of my jewel-pouch with a detector-wand while other annoyed travelers stand and watch in increasing impatience.
My response was, "In the last two minutes, someone died from a bacterial infection. We take a stand for him.""
Simple, and concise.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Breast cancer 'master gene' breakthrough
By Roger Highfield, Science Editor
Thousands of women who suffer from breast cancer were
today given fresh hope after scientists announced they had
discovered a way to stop the disease spreading.
The breakthrough paves the way for the development of
The most deadly feature of breast cancer is when it
But now researchers say they have found a way of
By removing this gene from cancer cells the
The gene, called SATB1, is thought to control the