January 27, 2023 - Life would be so much happier if people spent
on the essential only half the time they spent on the accessory. The
new CIBERDEM logo here.
January 25, 2023 - Narcissism, arrogance, selfishness, seeking
attention, putting the blame on others, poor management of
conflicts, defensive behavior... these are all defining traits of an
immature person. How can power be given to people of that profile?
Fascinating mysteries of the IBGM.
January 9, 2023 - "It does not matter who you are, or how smart
you are, or what title you have, if your prediction is wrong then
your hypothesis is wrong. Period" (Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate
in Physics 1965). Winter 2023 group meeting schedule
December 17, 2022 - Dio wrote a song in the 80's called "Kill
the King". There is also another song in Spanish, bearing the same
title, sung by José Andrëa. And there is also a saying that goes as:
"Kill the King and go to Murcia".
Historical reasons apart, what comes after the comma looks like a
wise idea for many reasons. Being a plasmalogen fan is one of them.
December 9, 2022 - Plasmalogens, oxidized phospholipids, fatty
acid remodeling, ferroptosis, and much more, now available in your
favorite eicosanoid library!
December 7, 2022 - Patricia Monge
defended today her PhD dissertation, titled "Lipidomic analysis of
macrophage activation by immunoinflammatory stimuli." Congrats to
her for an excellent performance.
December 5, 2022 - Back from the Symposium on Lipid Signaling
and Oxidative Stress, held in Barcelona.
Old friends, good atmosphere, great science, what else could we ask
for? Yes, a bonus: several days without being bothered by you know
November 29, 2022 - Another good one: When you play the
game of thrones, you win or you
die... Older stuff, but well worth a laugh.
November 28, 2022 - To seek out new
data and new experimentations, to
boldly publish where no one has published before...
November 25, 2022 - Current quotation #44: "It was in Spain that
we learned that one can be right and yet be beaten, that force can
vanquish spirit, that there are times when courage is not its own
recompense" (Albert Camus, French writer).
November 24, 2022 - Just told that Stanford University recently
updated their list of the top 2% most widely cited scientists. Still
on board, and it seems that this time we got rid of the undesired
November 22, 2022 - Current quotation #43: "He who knows he is a
fool is not the biggest fool; the biggest fool will end his life
without ever seeing the light" (Zhuang Zhou, Chinese philosopher).
November 14, 2022 - Whoever said "better the devil you know" had
no idea of the things that took place in a small city that was once
the capital of an empire on which the sun never set.
November 11, 2022 - Back from the 13th CIBERDEM meeting, held
again in Mataró, Barcelona. Things
still going up for us.
November 8, 2022 - It is relieving that there is still people
who know that what cannot be is not and, in addition, it is
impossible. Needless to say, the chieftain and the empress are not
in the club of the enlightened.
October 27, 2022 - Zapatero, a tus zapatos (literally
"shoemaker, to your shoes"), is a Spanish saying that applies to
those who want to get into fields that are not their own. Naturally,
nothing of substance follows from that.
October 26, 2022 - I stored good and moldy apples together in a
basket. The rotten ones did not improve, but the good ones rotted.
Real as life itself
October 21, 2022 - Current quotation #42: "Give alms to him,
woman, for nothing in life is more pitiful than to be blind in
Granada" (Francisco de Icaza, Mexican poet).
October 19, 2022 - Administering γ-linolenic acid (18:3n-6) to
certain cells and tissues of rodent and human origin results in the
accumulation of dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (20:3n-6), not arachidonic
acid (20:4n-6) as one might have surmised. This finding, which is
particularly striking in phagocytic cells, is due to the limited
Δ5 desaturase in
these cells and tissues.
October 10, 2022 - Current quotation #41: "Never argue with a
fool. You'll never convince the fool that you're correct, and
bystanders won't be able to tell who's who" (Mark Twain, American
October 7, 2022 - With answers that have nothing to do with the
question becoming commonplace, nothing should surprise us anymore.