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Why You Probably Don’t Need to Worry About Getting Cancer

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 2/5/2021 - 50

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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Science and Truth: Learning from a Fatal Mutation

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 7/22/2020 - 0

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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Why Dogs Don’t Get Schizophrenia, But People Do

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 3/22/2020 - 13

Dogs suffer from almost every psychiatric disorder that afflicts humans, except one – schizophrenia. Evolutionary genetics explains why.

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What Makes Humans Different from the Rest of the Animals?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 10/4/2019 - 2

Exploring the answer to the question of how humans are different from other animals has led researchers to make some fascinating discoveries.

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What We Can Learn About Ourselves from the Genome of Honeybees

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 8/27/2019 - 0

A remarkable study of the genomics and behavior of honeybees has revealed important insights into human behavior and metabolism.

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How Genetic Testing Will Transform Mental Health Care

Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D. - 7/7/2019 - 1

Genetic testing helps physicians to identify more personalized and precise treatment options, ultimately improving psychiatric patient outcomes.

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The Fascinating Case of the Hairy Penis

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 5/22/2019 - 2

The hairy penis occurs in chimpanzees and male mammals of other lower species. How it disappeared during the evolution of man is a fascinating story.

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Is There Really a Way to Reverse Diabetes?

William H. Bestermann, Jr., MD - 1/14/2019 - 3

High glucose levels found in people with Type 2 diabetes are only one part of the complex molecular biology that causes diabetic complications. Lowering glucose levels without addressing the other issues will not prevent cardiovascular complications.

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Alzheimer’s, Cholesterol & Genetics—How to Reduce Your Risk for Dementia

Timothy Jennings, MD, DFAPA - 9/13/2018 - 0

We can make choices to protect our brains & prevent late-life Alzheimer’s by following some steps proven to prevent dementia & sharpen your mind.

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Will Polygenic Risk Scoring Change Medicine in the Future?

Dike Drummond, MD - 9/4/2018 - 1

Polygenic risk scoring is a new tool that will allow doctors to provide precisely tailored medical advice and preventive medicine that matches your specific genetic risk.

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Why It’s Hard to Change Your Worst Instincts

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 5/31/2017 - 2

Epigenetic modifications and brain plasticity allow us to modify our behaviors throughout our lifetimes.

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