STRAWBERRY FIELDS…FOREVER??

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BY CHRISTINE SCIOLI A fifty-eight-year-old best-selling science fiction writer has a large internet following. In his current newsletter, he included a video of himself talking about the recent death of his father from melanoma after only three months. He suggests that if Dad had taken a special formulation, a concentrated fruit based extract as he […]

DNA editing, not if but when

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  by Gregory Tranah, PhD In August 2017, researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University published study results showing that they had successfully edited the DNA of viable human embryos (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature23305). The goal of the project was to repair a pathogenic DNA mutation in the MYBPC3 gene which leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (thickening of the heart […]

SCIENCE VS. PSEUDOSCIENCE

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by Gregory Tranah, PhD As scientists, it is our obligation to present the results of our research to the general public in a way that is understandable and actionable. This is especially true for those of us working in fields where misinformation and pseudoscience are directly causing harm to us and our planet. Whether the […]

AGING LIES

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by Christine Scioli Have you noticed that we premise much of our conversations these days on letting folks know whether we are telling the truth or lying? We say, “truth be told” or “I’m not going to lie to you” or “honestly” before we state what we are about to say – by way of […]

Dr. Oz Gets Drilled at Senate Hearing for “Miracle” Weight Loss Scams

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(reposted from Highya Team June 18, 2014) Ah, the infamous Dr. Mehmet Oz. This physician-cum-popular daytime TV personality might just be the best thing that has ever happened to the nutritional supplements industry, with his multiple shows dedicated to weight loss “miracles” such as Garcinia Cambogia, Raspberry Ketones, Green Coffee Bean Extract, and probiotics. This […]