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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
It may seem far-fetched to think that studying naked mole-rats could have profound implications for human beings but, in fact, they have already taught us things that could help save lives and improve longevity.
The process of setting drug expiration dates takes into account not just biochemistry, but also profits. How much could be saved by extending the dates just 10%?
Epigenetic modifications and brain plasticity allow us to modify our behaviors throughout our lifetimes.
The insatiable addiction to an ever-increasing numbers of "likes" or "friends" we accumulate is with us here today, creating the potential for a dystopian society.
Every person has a view of the world, and it is deeply rooted. We fiercely resist any attempt, either by outside forces or through introspection, to make any significant change to it. It has to do with the way we think.
The complex wiring in the brain that mediates ticklishness is well described, but why did ticklishness survive when natural selection usually eliminates useless or deleterious traits?
If you want to maintain your cognitive function, it takes more than brain games. You must activate many brain areas with seriously hard mental work.
A paper by Lindsay E. Nicolle of the University of Manitoba provides a definitive rejection of the cranberry-UTI myth. Dov Michaeli explains why.
Because cartilage doesn't repair itself, it has been difficult to treat conditions where it has worn out. New research has found that help for this problem may be found in the nose.
A question raised by high profile political offspring testimonials is whether we can judge parents by their children? And vice versa.
What does science have to say about what women want when it comes to men? It turns out, it says a lot, but also very little. Dov Michaeli examines the evolutionary psychology and physiologic evidence.