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The Sum of Our Parts
Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.
This is a really interesting article that sums up the evolving …
Adapting to Arsenic
Andean communities may have evolved the ability to metabolize arsenic, a trait that could be the first documented example of a toxic substance acting as an agent of natural selection in humans.
Really interesting article showing …
Semantic battle among physicists forces a restatement of their stance on climate change
Semantics is very important in science and I agree that the 2007 version was non-scientific:
The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating
Our fear of fat is melting
It has been a long time coming, but it seems that the establishment has finally started to accept that high carbohydrate diets (otherwise known as low-fat diets) are bad for you. I speak …
Pregnancy Stress Spans Generations
The stressors a female rat experiences during pregnancy can have repercussions for her granddaughters, a study shows.
Kind of scary: that something even your parents have no control over can have a dramatic impact on …
Is organic food better for you?
While things _may_ have progressed to the point where we are getting negative returns on our investment, for the most part the last several centuries of steadily increasing technological application toward food has …
This is probably going to be a long and rambling post, but heck, I haven’t done one in a while (though I am sure some readers will object since I often run off at the keyboard). Over the last couple …
The antibiotics that could kill you
I talk about the dangers associated with antibiotics from time to time, this is an opinion piece that sort of wraps things up, but in a more personal nature. I am now pretty …
Practice and Genes
I used to believe that plenty of perspiration with a dash of inspiration would lead to success achieving goals. Now, in my cynical old age, I believe it boils down to the three factors of real …