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The Nobel Prize Committee Sends a Message! Messenger RNA Research Merits Science’s Highest Honour!

4 Oct 2023

The wall above that photocopier located at the University of Pennsylvania may eventually feature a plaque that reads something like “it was here that Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman met in 1998...

If You’re Getting Old, You Can Blame Klotho

29 Sep 2023

There is no shortage of stories professing the existence of a Fountain of Youth somewhere in the world, always just out of reach. Bathing in its water was claimed to undo the damage of old age....

The Evidence Shows Masks Work

18 Nov 2022

This article was originally posted in the Montreal Gazette....

The “Mini-Organs” Being Grown in Laboratories

21 Oct 2022

Somewhere, in a laboratory, there is a mini-brain growing. In fact, mini-brains are growing in many laboratories all over the world. What do they dream of? Nothing at the moment, and nothing for...

Doing Your Own Research a Little Bit Better

14 Apr 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic helped popularize a hair-raising phrase: “do your own research.” Portrayed as a call for self-empowerment, it became the tell-tale sign of someone who didn’t trust public...

Puppies Can Help Explain How Scientists Get Things Wrong

1 Apr 2022

If you have an interest in scientific research, you may have heard a weird term that sounds traumatizing from a urological perspective: p-hacking. Apparently, you’ve read, some scientists use p...

Finding a Paper on PubMed Does Not Mean the Paper Is Any Good

10 Jun 2021

As more and more people “do their own research,” some end up consulting a website called PubMed. An argument I have encountered is that if a scientific paper is listed on PubMed, it must mean this...

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