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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
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Dov Michaeli, M.D., Ph.D. 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 and basic science researcher at the University of California San Francisco where he also taught biochemistry to medical students. 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 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.

He is now retired and enjoys working out, following the stock market, traveling the world, and, of course, writing for TDWI.

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What Naked Mole-Rats Are Teaching Us About Human Life

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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.
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How Reliable are Drug Expiration Dates?

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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%?
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Why It’s Hard to Change Your Worst Instincts

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Epigenetic modifications and brain plasticity allow us to modify our behaviors throughout our lifetimes.
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Is the Internet Engineered to Be Addictive?

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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.

The Republican Healthcare Proposal and Your Sex Life

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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.

Why Are You Ticklish? It’s In Your Brain

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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?
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Studies Reveal How “Super-agers” Retain Young Memories

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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.

The Definitive Debunking of the Cranberry-UTI Myth

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A paper by Lindsay E. Nicolle of the University of Manitoba provides a definitive rejection of the cranberry-UTI myth. Dov Michaeli explains why.

Got Knee Problems? Help May Be Up Your Nose

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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.

Should We Judge Parents by their Children?

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A question raised by high profile political offspring testimonials is whether we can judge parents by their children? And vice versa.

What Do Women Really Want When It Comes to Men?

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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.