Quotes: The way of some flesh

Here are today’s Science-Reporting-Quotes-of-the-Day. Both are from an article by Jennifer Kahn in the October 22, 2006 issue of the New York Times:

Working on pig flesh at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Anderson found that fat cells exposed to a 1210-nanometer beam absorbed twice as much energy as skin cells did.


Then there?s the “clenching? factor: “When the buttock is tensed, the cellulite on it will look worse,” says Dr. Leonard Miller, a plastic surgeon affiliated with Harvard Medical School. “When I look at these images, I often notice that the buttock in the ‘before’ photo is slightly tensed. It makes a difference.”