may 2010 be an amazing year for you all

My sincerest wishes for a glorious New Year. Υγεία, αγάπη, και χαρά!


happy Christmas from Oxford

May you all have a wonderfully decadent Christmas and a happy and healthy 2010. Thank you all for following my blog. I'm going to attend Christmas Eve carol services at midnight here in Oxford at New College, which has an impeccable, world-renowned choir. So if you're in town, join us at 11:30pm. I have been invited to dinner by my lovely friend Monika who will be cooking up a feast, roasted pork with winter vegetables, a butternut squash soup with sage, and some other treats......I cannot wait.


tu me mangues

This song is dedicated to all those I care about and miss a whole lot. Had a lovely curry last night with the housemates. And a week ago a glorious lab dinner. An international feast, including a Gambian specialty of lamb in a peanut sauce called domoda (to die for).


i'm sad for all Americans today

The epidemiologist in me has comment on the defeat of the public option today. For more, please check this article at The Huffington Post.

I always tell my European friends America has the best public health schools in the world, and the irony is the health of the American public is secondary to political and corporate interests. What happened today saddens me greatly. C'est la vie. God bless the NHS, that's all I have to say.


maybe i should eat less to live longer

If Drosophila can do it, so can I. More on the latest research in dietary restriction in one of my favourite biological models. God I love the journal Nature!