Home Authors Posts by Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
493 POSTS 111 COMMENTS
Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD loves to write about the brain and human behavior as well as translate complicated basic science concepts into entertainment for the rest of us. He was a professor at the University of California San Francisco before leaving to enter the world of biotech. He served as the Chief Medical Officer of biotech companies, including Aphton Corporation. He also founded and served as the CEO of Madah Medica, an early stage biotech company developing products to improve post-surgical pain control. He is now retired and enjoys working out, following the stock market, travelling the world, and, of course, writing for TDWI.
honeybee

What We Can Learn About Ourselves from the Genome of Honeybees

A remarkable study of the genomics and behavior of honeybees has revealed important insights into human behavior and metabolism.
lecithin-risks-benefits

Lecithin Supplements: Understanding the Risks and Benefits

Before you take lecithin supplements, you should weigh the lack of credible evidence of benefits against scientific literature suggesting safety concerns.
evolution-music-language

Science Shines a Light on the Evolution of Music and Language

Scientific experiments help elucidate the evolution of music from a meaningless jumble of sounds into a more coherent form of human communication.
fatherhood science

What Can We Learn About Fatherhood From Science?

A scientist explores what we can learn about fatherhood from the science of the brain, hormones, and behavior. Read more!
hairy penis

The Fascinating Case of the Hairy Penis

The hairy penis occurs in chimpanzees and male mammals of other lower species. How it disappeared during the evolution of man is a fascinating story.
Breaking News Post Factual World1920 x 1284

How Did We End Up in a Post-factual World?

Belief in alternative facts is the hallmark of the post-factual world. It arises from our tribal nature and is very difficult to change.
consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables

What You Need to Know About Plant-Based Diets

Many people believe that a plant-based diet is good for you. But to really qualify for this designation, it must be supported by well-designed studies.
bullets coming out of an open mouth 2098 x 1429

Hate, Hate Speech, and Mass Murder

Political demagogues and peddlers of hate speech may not know the science of hate but they know precisely how to push the biologic buttons that can end in tragedy.

Severe Food Allergies: Deadly but Hard to Prevent

Food allergies are difficult to prevent except by strict avoidance. A new study of oral desensitization for peanut allergy offers hope for an alternative.
Mediterranean diet graphic (1500 x 1080 px)

Why All the Confusion About Healthy Diets?

There are many reasons why there is so much confusion about healthy diets. They can be boiled down into 3 practical points.
high drug prices robbery

Your Money or Your Life? The High Cost of Life-Saving Drugs

The high cost of life-saving drugs: There's something profoundly wrong with charging whatever the traffic will bear when the alternative is certain death.
human running with brain lit up graphic 1024 x 1024

Want to Know Why Exercise is So Good for Your Brain?

Exercise induces epigenetic changes that increase BDNF, a protein that keeps neurons healthy and improves cognitive function.