Re: How to Build a Stronger Heart

As always, you have published another excellent issue of Lens with the picture on the cover and its title, “How to Build a Stronger Heart.”

Prior to opening it, I thought that the issue would cover the non-technical, non-pharmaceutical means of achieving heart-health. On pages 25-27 of your excellent article, you seemed to be getting close, but you never quite made it. Vanderbilt remains a high tech place and will mostly likely remain so.  read article

Re: New Hope for Bodies on Fire

I've just finished reading the fall 2004 issue of Lens.

I suspect that most of us whose lives were spent in the practice of clinical medicine, even academic physicians, have come to realize the huge and widening gap between the basics that we learned in school and the science underlying the modern practice of medicine.  read article

Re: New Hope for Bodies on Fire

I am an alumnus of Vanderbilt having earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. I am currently teaching biology at a high school in Michigan.

I thoroughly enjoy the Lens magazine and share it with the other science teachers. We often show pictures to our students from the magazines because the illustrations are often better and easier to follow than those in our texts.  read article

Re: Plagues and Parasites

I congratulate you on the recent issue of Lens on viral infections, which is as fine a publication as I have seen from Vanderbilt in a long time. I found all the articles stimulating and informative, but I was particularly impressed by your article on Dr. Anthony Fauci and his laudatory efforts to deal with the ravages of HIV/AIDS.  read article

Re: Plagues and Parasites

I am very impressed with the publication received this month from my beloved alma mater. However, the article on polio by Lisa DuBois leaves out the impact of Rotary International, whose members have given $600 million and much manpower to eradicate polio from the earth.  read article