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Mitochondria: A Story of Mothers, Teenagers, and Energy

30 Sep 2022

Certain concepts simply irk me. They are often needlessly complicated and their meaning gets distorted in an attempt to make them understandable. Take, for example, the idea of a Mitochondrial Eve.

Infection by a Virus Can Sometimes be Useful

18 Mar 2020

Even before the panic due to COVID-19, “virus” was a scary term. That’s because we have all had some sort of battle with a virus and the experience was not enjoyable. However, there are times when...

Alkaline Nonsense

20 Mar 2017

It is so seductively simple.  If you want to avoid cancer, just make sure your body is “alkaline!”  Here is the rationale.  When a cell becomes cancerous it reduces its use of oxygen and cranks up...

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