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The Sweet and Sticky Science of Sugar

3 Dec 2021

Sugar is sweet and sticky.  That’s a fact.  In fact, during the reign of Edward the Confessor in the early eleventh century, "ale tasters" were employed to check on the work of brewers.  They would...

Leprosy and Its Stigma Are Both Curable

6 Nov 2021

How is an infectious agent transmitted? How does it jump from person to person and sometimes from animal to person? We can breathe it in or swallow it. We can get bitten or scratched, or rub...

Apples- Getting to the Core

16 Jun 2021

I’m fond of apples. Maybe it has to do with some youthful memories of an upset tummy being soothed with a grated apple sprinkled with lemon juice. Or perhaps biting into one rekindles thoughts of...

The Dark Matter Inside Your Gut

21 May 2021

There is a kind of dark matter inside our intestinal tract. “Dark matter” is the phrase coined for the matter that is implied to be present in the universe based on physicists’ calculations but...

In Death, Our Body Feasts on Itself

20 May 2021

A pretty morbid question perhaps, but why is it that our body does not decompose while we are alive? Most of the post-mortem changes that affect our body are the result of things we already carry...

The Vaccine is Here But So Is The Fear

15 Dec 2020

No, we will not become genetic mutants when we finally get to roll up our sleeves and agree to be jabbed with a vaccine containing modified messenger RNA (mod-mRNA). That scare is making the rounds...

Kiss and Tell

4 Dec 2020

An Italian lady showed up at a clinic complaining of generalized itching and swelling of her lips about 30 minutes after making love with her husband. The reaction resolved after treatment with...

How Long Does the COVID Virus Live on Surfaces?

16 Oct 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

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