Beware: Another Autism “Breakthrough”
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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Beware: Another Autism “Breakthrough”

Dov Michaeli - October 1, 2013

Science magazine of September 13, 2013 had alarming news: a new blood test for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is being developed by Pediatric Bioscience, a…

The Neurobiology of Being Social
Specialties
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Specialties
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The Neurobiology of Being Social

Dov Michaeli - September 24, 2013

Being social can be understood on two levels; on the superficial level it evokes the image of being pleasant at a cocktail party, or going out with…

Finally, a Respiratory Monitor for Everybody
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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Finally, a Respiratory Monitor for Everybody

Dov Michaeli - September 10, 2013

Have you ever wondered why is it that we can determine heart rate by simply placing a finger over the pulsing radial artery; or determine our blood…

The Obesity-Cancer Connection
Specialties
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Specialties
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The Obesity-Cancer Connection

Dov Michaeli - September 2, 2013

Lots of publications have been pointing out that obesity is somehow connected to cancer. Obese women are  more prone to breast cancer than their normal-weight counterparts. Obese…

Of Cows, Milk, and Humans
Home Health
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Home Health
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Of Cows, Milk, and Humans

Dov Michaeli - August 31, 2013

Oh gods,whoever you are: please save me from True Believers. -Anonymous, 2013 Oh gods,whoever you are: please save me from True Believers. -Anonymous, 2013I recite this prayer whenever I…

How Cancer Kills
Specialties
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Specialties
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How Cancer Kills

Dov Michaeli - August 11, 2013

I’m going to let you in on an open secret: most cancer victims don’t die of their primary tumor. They are killed by metastases to distant organs.…

What’s Wrong with Psychiatry?
Specialties
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Specialties
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What’s Wrong with Psychiatry?

Dov Michaeli - July 8, 2013

I’ve always harbored a certain sense of suspicion about the scientific basis of Psychiatry. As early as in medical school I clashed with my psychiatry instructor. I…

How Did Myriad Genetics Come to Own Our Genes?
News
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News
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How Did Myriad Genetics Come to Own Our Genes?

Dov Michaeli - June 27, 2013

A momentous event happened on June 13, 20013: The Supreme Court unanimously voided Myriad Genetics patent on the human genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. Even more surprising: the decision…

Aspirin for Prevention: The Story
Wellness
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Wellness
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Aspirin for Prevention: The Story

Dov Michaeli - April 20, 2013

First question: prevention of what? The evidence for daily 81 mg of aspirin (baby aspirin) for prevention of cardiovascular disease is pretty solid. Furthermore, we know that…

What Makes Us Who We Are
Specialties
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Specialties
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What Makes Us Who We Are

Dov Michaeli - April 5, 2013

My friend John sent me an excerpt from a book titled “Brothers”, by George Howe Colt. It give a nodding acknowledgment of the role of genes in shaping…