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DNA Teleportation. Really?

24 Feb 2022

French virologist Dr. Luc Montagnier, who was awarded a share of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, passed away on February 8. The Prize, awarded for his 1983 discovery of the Human...

Djokovic Endorsed Who? Why?

27 Jan 2022

I started losing respect for Novak Djokovic when I read about how he had concluded that he should adopt a gluten-free diet, long before the fiasco in Australia. Dr. Igor Cetojovic, a fellow Serb,...

Ruminations on Rapid Tests

23 Dec 2021

To test or not to test, that is the question, to steal a line from Shakespeare. Actually, when to test is a more important query because there is no doubt that appropriate testing of the population...

Do Bad Viruses Always Become Good Guys in the End?

18 Dec 2021

In our social media age, talk of virulence has gone viral, with most of us atwitter about the course the new coronavirus is taking. As novel variants move up the ladder of concern, we are left...

The Great COVID-19 Immunity Test Kit

23 Oct 2021

The kit arrives in the mail. You swab the inside of your cheek and mail it back. Two weeks later, the company emails you a report. You are told you have a 2% risk of getting COVID-19 and a 5%...

The Exaggerated Villainy of the Epstein-Barr Virus

16 Jul 2021

What causes a disease? We saw this important medical question get raised during the pandemic. Some people refused to accept that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was causing COVID-19 because it failed to...

Ginkgo Has Not Been Shown to Treat COVID-19

5 May 2021

There is a word more and more popular in science communication circles: pre-bunking. There is so much bunk out there—misinformation, lies and unwarranted hype—that it always feels like we are...

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