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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
Most people understand the primacy of scientific facts in ordering our personal and public life, but a more primal imperative, tribalism, often wins out.
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?
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.
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.
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.
All of that pounding from recreational running must be bad on our knees, but science suggests otherwise. What then is the cause of osteoarthritis?
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.
Social scientists applying models that explained spread of viruses to the spread of memes found them inadequate because they didn't account for human traits.
A common argument used by proponents of intermittent fasting is that it makes evolutionary sense because we evolved from hunter-gatherers who faced alternating periods of feast and famine.
Research on the hydra has shined a light on why organisms die, but the picture painted by longevity research so far, although rich in detail, has been contradictory and confusing.
A large part of the brain, the DMN system, lights up when political beliefs are challenged. It may be responsible for visceral responses to such challenges.
The dogma that fish oil is cardioprotective has come under criticism in a new study that showed no protective effect. Its active ingredient Omega 3 fatty acid has been shown to increase risk of prostate cancer.