Topic Archives: Dr. KSS

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS is our biotech and medical maven, who writes for the Irregulars. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, chooses is own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. You can find all of his previous articles and most recent comments on his Stock Gumshoe page.] Although the drive to […]

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for our Irregulars. He chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. He has agreed to our trading restrictions. Visit his Stock Gumshoe page for more.] Bacteria are prokaryotes. Animal cells, fungi and plants are eukaryotes. Prokaryotes tend to be acellular and […]

[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 […]

[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.) […]

[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 […]

[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.] “Peaches come from a can They were put […]

[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.] Let’s turn our attention today, in a mild […]

[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.] Our fifth stock on this Christmas outing is […]

[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.] It’s a warm Sunday afternoon a few months […]

[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.] Remember that British group with frontman Robert Smith? […]

[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.] After the New Year, we plan to look […]

[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.] Ho ho ho! And Happy Christmas to all […]

[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.] “Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine biotech stocks for the Gumshoe Irregulars. He chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. Visit his Stock Gumshoe page for his past articles and most recent comments.] Assessing biotechnology stocks involves use of lots of mental microscopes and magnifying lenses. But the task […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He choses his own topics, has agreed to our trading restrictions, and his words and opinions are his own. You can see his past columns and most recent comments on his Stock Gumshoe page.]   “Come on baby light my fire.” —- […]

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. He choses his own topics, his words and opinions are his own, and he has agreed to our trading restrictions. You can see his Stock Gumshoe page here.] When I was an undergraduate student, I became a good friend of Michael D., […]

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 […]

Everybody’s got to deviate from the norm.  —Rush John Galsworthy wrote that the beginning and endings of human undertakings are untidy. It was never more so than in the early days of HCV, a mere 20 years ago, when a plague first called “non-A non-B hepatitis” began vexing people, progressively scarring their livers and behaving […]

[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.” […]

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, […]

[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) […]

“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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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.] “All non-denial denials. They doubt our ancestry, but they don’t say the story isn’t accurate.” —-from All the President’s […]

[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 previous articles and most recent comments here.] Go on, admit it: you enjoyed that rambunctious little scene in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus […]

[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. […]

[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. You can see his previous articles here. Enjoy!] In 1970, splendid French filmmaker Erich Rohmer wrote and directed a nearly perfect flick: […]

[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: […]

[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 […]

[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. His bio, past articles, and most recent comments can be seen here. Enjoy!] OUT of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank […]

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes for the Irregulars about medicine and biotech stocks. He choses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. He has agreed to our trading restrictions. Enjoy!] In his smoky baritone, singer Stuart Staples of British midlands musical act Tindersticks is bemoaning how he suspects the woman he […]

“I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes.”  — Oliver Wendell Holmes, M. D., Professor of Medicine , Harvard “With all his conscience and one eye askew, So false he […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[Ed. Note: This bonus note is by Dr. KSS, who writes about medicine and biotech stocks for our Irregulars. As with all our contributors, he chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. He has agreed to our trade restrictions. Discussion of this topic will continue under Dr. KSS’s latest full […]

[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. […]

[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 […]

[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.] If you get infected with CRE in your blood, your lungs, your urine, or your biliary system, what is your chance of […]

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes about medicine and biotech stocks for the Irregulars. His words and opinions are his own, and he has agreed to our trading restrictions.] Want to see something really cool? A hot video clip from a steamy biotech thriller? Watch this. Better yet, when you pull up the video viewing frame, […]

[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. […]

[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!] Here we are, solidly in the postmodern 21st century, “so late in the goddam day,” as one of novelist Martin Amis’s characters says, and what […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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!] Lying in bed beneath an exam lamp, my 16-year-old patient’s facial serenity belied how fervently he was kneading misbaha beads with […]

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