Authors Posts by Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
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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.
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From Fruit Flies to Nobel Prize: The Circadian Rhythm Story

The discoveries of this year's Nobel Prize winners paves the way for the development of therapeutics that could provide benefit to billions of people.
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Was James Damore Right About Women in Tech?

In a viral memo from Google's Ideological Echo Chamber, James Damore lists personality differences that he says explain why women are less adept than men at software engineering.
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Can You Believe in Science and Still Vote for Trump?

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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Survival of the Human Race Depends on Being Social

Our brains are hard-wired to be social because of its survival value, so how does the 'me first' philosophy of libertarianism mesh with our biology?
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What Differentiates Creative Geniuses From the Rest

The difference between creative geniuses and the rest of us lies in the intensity of interactions of the association cortices. They see things in ways we cannot.
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Failure to Think Critically Allows Anti-Science to Flourish

Lack of critical thinking skills has allowed the anti-science policies of Trump's administration and Congress to threaten the health and well-being of the country.
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The Dark Side of Lecithin Supplements

There is no credible evidence to support the myriad claims of benefit of lecithin supplements, but finding lecithin metabolites in the blood of heart attack and stroke patients raises a safety concern.
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Does Running Actually Cause Knee Osteoarthritis?

All of that pounding from recreational running must be bad on our knees, but science suggests otherwise. What then is the cause of osteoarthritis?
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Are Cultural Bias and Prejudice Inherited?

Thirty-seven years after Darwin published his masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, we have a plausible explanation of how the environment can generate heritable behavior.

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