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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
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Dov Michaeli, M.D., Ph.D. (now retired) was a professor and basic science researcher at the University of California San Francisco. In addition to his clinical and research responsibilities, he also taught biochemistry to first-year medical students for many years.

During this time he was also the Editor of Lange Medical Publications, a company that developed and produced medical texts that were widely used by health professionals around the world.

He loves to write about the brain and human behavior as well as translate knowledge and complicated basic science concepts into entertainment for the rest of us.

He eventually left academia 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 that developed products to improve post-surgical pain control.

Now that he is retired, he enjoys working out for two hours every day. He also follows the stock market, travels the world, and, of course, writes for TDWI.

The Fascinating History of the Color Red

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The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.
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A Brief But Powerful History of the Colors Purple and Blue

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The colors purple and blue have a long and complex history that touches on social privilege, experimentation, cell biology, and more.
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Why You Probably Don’t Need to Worry About Getting Cancer

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You likely don't need to worry about getting cancer because 2/3 of us will remain cancer-free during our lifetimes. Science explains why.
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Conservative vs. Liberal Views of Social Change: Who’s Right?

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Can conservative ans liberal views be married in order to come up with social policies that benefit society as a whole?
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Food Allergies: What Causes Them? And, Can They Be Prevented?

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Food allergies are severe, even life-threatening immune reactions. Studies show that some can be prevented by introducing allergens early in life.
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How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

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Mindfulness has a solid neuronal basis and there is increasing evidence of its salutary effect on emotional health and behavior.
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The Unfortunate Consequences of Disbelieving in Free Will

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Studies about the concept of belief or non-belief in free will shed light on the question of how ostensibly religious people commit atrocities.
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Science and Truth: Learning from a Fatal Mutation

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When Sonia Vallabh learned she had a lethal mutation, she and her husband became scientists and helped shine light on the fate of fatal mutations.
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Can You Believe in Science and Still Vote for Trump?

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Most people understand the primacy of scientific facts in ordering our personal and public life, but a more primal imperative, tribalism, often wins out.
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Lecithin Supplements: Weighing Risks vs. Benefits

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Before you take lecithin supplements, you should weigh the lack of credible evidence of benefits against scientific literature that suggests safety concerns.
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What Can We Learn About Fatherhood From Science?

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A scientist explores what we can learn about fatherhood from the science of the brain, hormones, and behavior. Read more!
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Do Optimism and Pessimism Impact Health Outcomes?

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Many scientific studies have found links between optimism and better health outcomes. The converse is true for pessimism .