Better Than Netflix!

DailyLit: Read books by email. “…[If] you are like us, you spend hours each day reading email but don’t find the time to read books. DailyLit brings books right into your inbox in convenient small messages that take less than 5 minutes to read. This works incredibly well not just on your computer but also on a Treo, Blackberry, Sidekick or whatever the PDA of your choice. In the words of Dr. Seuss: Try it, you might like it! ” [thanks, abby]

? I recall once I subscribed to email serialization of Finnegans Wake, but the mailing list died. I just checked; dailylit doesn’t have that, but they have everything else of Joyce’s. I might start with William James’ Varieties of Religious Experience, Henry James’ Turn of the Screw, or Boswell’s Life of Johnson, and that’s just from the ‘J’ page…


Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Treatment shows promise against diabetes: “Thirteen young diabetics in Brazil have ditched their insulin shots and need no other medication thanks to a risky, but promising treatment with their own stem cells – apparently the first time such a feat has been accomplished.” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Some of the recipients have been insulin-free for as long as three years, although the researchers do not claim this is a cure.