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Programmed Death, H. pylori, and the Legacy of George Williams

Programmed Death, H. pylori, and the Legacy of George Williams

Last month, an NYU Med School doc published an article saying that our gut bacteria might be evolved to promote our digestion when we’re young, but kill us when we’re old.  This sounds like evolutionarily programmed death–just the kind of thesis that I have been promoting for 18 years.  The article was picked up by Scientific American, Psychology Today, Science News, and Eurekalart of the AAAS.  Why am I not cheering...

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Regeneration in Mammals–Ancient Capacity is Not Lost, but Actively Suppressed

Regeneration in Mammals–Ancient Capacity is Not Lost, but Actively Suppressed

It was 1995, and Ellen Heber-Katz ran a busy lab at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, at the top of a thriving career in auto-immunity. Her lab housed many mice in common cages, labeling the mice with tiny holes punched in their ears. One day, she discovered that a litter of mice were un-labeled, and she spoke to her post-doc about it. But Lise Clark said she was sure she had punched their ears. So Heber-Katz...

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Video Friday: Why Being Proactive is Crucial for Your Health

Video Friday: Why Being Proactive is Crucial for Your Health

The wearable revolution has just started and will see a huge number of home-diagnostic and monitoring devices coming to the market in the coming months and years, but being healthy starts with simple things. I have logged details about my health for over 6400 days! I use apps and gadgets to motivate myself to do exercises. You have to find your own way to stay healthy! Dr. Bertalan Mesko, Medical Futurist and author ...

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Exponential Medicine Conference Live Stream

Exponential Medicine Conference Live Stream

Exponential Medicine is a four-day conference by Singularity University that brings together top experts to inform medical services leaders how technology is impacting healthcare and medicine. Watch the live stream.

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