I typed out a new hypothesis that came to me today (really a series of them) and felt this was worth sharing, so I did. Then I realized that I really need to both explain the terminology and concepts better for this blog as well as add in URLs for cited information, and so I decided to unpublish it. I did advertise it on Twitter but I know I get very few hits so I figure it’s safe enough to take it down for now.
I’m also compiling ideas for how to talk about the Moderna vaccine and possibly the probiotic bacterium that Dr. S has been testing (the first hypothesis I had is based on work with this bacterium, which has effects against lymphoma development), in a podcast episode about how clinical trials work.
I have to reiterate that while I have been in communication with someone at the UCLA email address for Dr. S., the responses I’m getting are frankly a little uncharacteristic for a scientist, and I have questions about why this is. So while I complain a LOT about how I am not getting support, information, feedback, or help writing grants (such as setting up a grants.gov portal, which I literally cannot do myself), I don’t want anyone to assume that the actual person Dr. S is a terrible communicator and colleague, since (and I admit this sounds paranoid) it’s possible he’s not actually seeing or replying to the messages I’ve been sending. Why I think someone might have gone to the trouble of hacking someone’s official university email is a very long story and I would prefer to leave that out of this blog. Just don’t bother Dr. S. unless it’s to find out if he’s really been talking to me since I met him in 2014.
I’ve had to develop all my hypotheses by myself, in isolation, with little to no feedback from anyone else and none involved in the actual formation of the ideas. This is not typically how science is done and I really wish that I had had more help and support, because my thinking may be improved or my background knowledge more extensive if so, but I think that the actual hypothesis I wrote out today (which has been emailed to people with connections to Cedars-Siani and the Broad Institute, just in case someone finds these ideas useful, and they are timely, since they relate to COVID-19 treatments) is still thought-provoking.
When the work is ready I’ll repost it.