Tag Archives: Dr. KSS

Oncotutorial

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, and his words and opinions are his own. You can find his bio and his past articles on his Stock Gumshoe page.] “The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and […]

Long Idea of the Year

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. You can see all of his old articles and his most recent comments on his Stock Gumshoe page.] “Keep it quiet. (Go slow.) […]

Quickster: Update on Corbus

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. He has agreed to our trading restrictions. To see all of his column and his latest comments, go to his Stock Gumshoe page.] [Author’s note: This commentary has been […]

Such A Pleasant Stay

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. All of his past articles and most recent comments are on his Stock Gumshoe page.] “Thanks to you I’m much obliged Such a […]

Sea of Tranquility

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. All of his past articles and most recent comments are on his Stock Gumshoe page.] “I live in the light of the bright summer […]

Tropic of Palatin

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about biotech and medicine for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, chooses his own topics and his thoughts and opinions are his own. His previous columns and recent comments can be found on his Stock Gumshoe page.] “He had never seen her body so abandoned, so unconscious […]

Quickster: T2 Biosystems ($TTOO)

[Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. Visit his Stock Gumshoe page to see his biography, latest comments and past articles.] About 18 months ago, I came across tiny Boston-area diagnostics start-up […]

Conflict Diamonds

[Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trade restrictions, chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. You can see all his past articles and more recent comments here.] Picture the gurbling fumaroles of Yellowstone: from the late 1990’s and on into […]

What Pliny Said

Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions and his words and opinions are his own. You can see his biography and past articles here. In the beginning, there was a canopy, verdant and succulent, given to inky-black nights punctuated by the utterances […]

Cyto Who?

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS is an MD and PhD who writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, and his words and opinions are his own. You can see his past articles and recent comments here.] You’re probably getting it right by now—writing “2016” and not “2015.” […]

The Sophiris Boondoggle

A brief column, if I may, to capture the teachable moment offered to us by the release of 52-week data from Sophiris ($SPHS). Longer-term readers recall that we first introduced Sophiris as a long investment idea on 30 November 2014. The company had taken an unusual toxin, called aerolysin, from the freshwater bacteria Aeromonas that, when activated, […]

The Manchurian Candida

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, and his words and opinions are his own. You can see his past articles and biography here.] “Many things you hear in this room are untrue.” (sign posted in Yale-New Haven Medical Center physician cafeteria) […]

Is Zafgen Kaput?

“It was like a teetering house of cards, A contortionist strumming a ukulele, A gorilla raging in someone’s attic, A car graveyard frantic to get back On the interstate highway in a tornado, Tolstoy’s beard in his mad old age, General Custer’s stuffed horse… What was? I ask myself and have no idea, But it’ll […]

The Postman Always Rings Nice

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, and his words and opinions are his own. You can read his past articles, latest comments, and bio here.] We love when readers write in, and most of the questions, even though privately put, are […]

The Tao of Recro

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. You can see all of his past articles here.] “Who wants honey? As long as there’s some money?” —–“Cherub Rock,” Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream (words and […]

Cisco, Chang & Charlie, Part Two

[Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. You can find his biography and previous columns here. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, and his words and opinions are his own. Enjoy!] Second of Three Parts Frederick Towne Melges, M.D. The name probably doesn’t stir the memory banks of Gumshoe readers. […]

Cisco, Chang & Charlie

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, and his words and opinions are his own. You can see all of his past articles here. Enjoy!] Do you have quirky, enigmatic notions that hang with you? Douglas Hofstadter, writing in Godel, Escher and Bach: […]

Special Bulletin: The CoLucid IPO

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. You can see all of his articles archived here. Enjoy!] CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, which recently moved from Durham, NC, to Cambridge, MA, plans an initial public offering. Recent news suggests the […]

Primer on Drug Development

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes for the Irregulars about medicine and biotech stocks. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, and his words and opinions are his own. This piece is for reference. You can see all of his articles here.] For biotech Irregulars, this is a concise overview of what goes on in each phase […]

Gumshoe BioDimSum II: Corralling the “A” Biotechs Plus a New Long Selection

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes for our Irregulars about medicine and biotech stocks. As always, he has agreed our trading restrictions, and his words and opinions are his own. You can find all of his previous articles here. And now, for some dim sum….] Greetings Irregulars, and welcome to Stock Gumshoe’s festive second BioDimSum shindig, a periodic round-up […]

The Zed Files

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes for the Irregulars about medicine and biotech stocks. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. Enjoy!] It could be the premise of a tawdry unrated movie that teenage boys sneak glimpses of on Netflix when they’re home alone. […]

Saving Jack Kerouac

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, and his words and opinions are his own. Enjoy!] His tidily rhyming names perhaps destined him for fame. While Jack Kerouac’s work and popularity were before my time, his cultural and literary restlessness assure him […]

Big Bucks from Big Prostates?

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes for the Irregulars about medicine and biotech stocks. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. Enjoy!] Readers not familiar with Stock Gumshoe usually arrive wondering if the salivation provoked by stock promotional writers for certain companies is justified. […]

A Non-Statin Pill That Really Lowers Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Inflammation without Side Effects Would be a Good Investment, Right?

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medical topics and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, and his thoughts and words are his own. Enjoy!] Any discussion of cholesterol immediately turns Brobdingnagian, such are the extremes in question. Statins, which lower LDL cholesterol, are bombastically the best-selling drugs of all […]

Why Regado May be Oversold

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading rules and he chooses his own topics. His words and opinions are his own. Enjoy!] In June 1962, women working in the dressmaking arm of a certain American textile factory were overcome with fear. Rumors began […]

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