"Earth is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction: Somewhere between 30 and 159 species disappear every day, thanks largely to humans, and more than 300 types of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have vanished since 1500."
"IgG testing for food allergies is not valid, outside of very specific known IgG mediated syndromes like Celiac disease. Do not buy home IgG food allergy testing kits, and do not trust practitioners who will do wide IgG screening tests and then tell you to avoid long lists of foods. They are not following the evidence."
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"It appears that science has hit a nerve. Some of the poorest people are growing food and eating, sustainably. You'd think that critics would be celebrating. But to an emotional and science-free movement, when the technology they oppose serves others, they are caught between acknowledging that it is doing good and abandoning their sacred belief that this technology can do no good-- ever. "
“The Health Ministry condemns in the strongest terms the irresponsible campaigns against vaccination of children. Their results are seen, for example, in the increase in measles dozen times in one year."
"As if things weren’t difficult enough, the AAP Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine has published a clinical report in the September Pediatrics that aims to remind providers that it is “time to say no” to one of the our most popular pain medications: codeine."
"To demonstrate that Dsup has protective properties, they took human kidney cells and inserted the Dsup gene into them. When they cultured those human-Dsup cells and exposed them to radiation they found that they experienced 40% less DNA damage than control cells."
"While regulations are seemingly created to protect consumers, governments around the world have consistently given manufacturers the upper hand, prioritizing a company’s desire to sell a product over a consumer’s right to a marketplace with safe, effective products. "
“In the lab, I convince people through memory hacking that they committed crimes that never happened,” said Shaw, senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University. “I do it to show that the interrogation process can really distort memories, in consistent ways.”
"While the stated goal is both vague and overly ambitious, and the amount of funding is actually modest when compared to existing funding for medical research, I am actually a bit optimistic about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and projects like Biohub."
"As Ashe says, the FTC is not concerned with the business model or with the peer-review process. That is not their job. They are concerned with outright fraud. Their accusation against OMICS is that they are not upfront about their fees and they are not transparent about their peer-review process."