Until relatively recently, the fungus Malassezia was thought to have one favorite home: us. As the dominant fungus on human skin and sometimes-cause of dandruff, the yeast Malassezia was thought to...
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If I were assigned to cover the upcoming cricket matches between Australia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, I'd be writing without knowing how the
(English intro to Spanish lang post) It’s difficult for Argentineans to get a quick look to the latest news in science. At least by checking their national press. None of the 2 most important newspapers of the country (La Nación and Clarin) have specific science sections, neither in print or online versions. La Nación used to have a very good one, which the paper killed 3 years ago. The consequences are a decrease on the number of scientific stories, and even more
I'm still trying to get a grip on the idea that I'm 90 percent microbes; the thought intruded during a yoga class yesterday as my microbes neatly lined up in Warrior One and the rest of me followed. (Maybe I'm only 30 percent microbes, but that doesn't make this any easier.)
Even so, I'm fascinated by the microbiome story and eager to see where it will lead. I think this could turn out to be one of the most significant medical discoveries of our time.
Unfortunately, the data lag far behind
A recent editorial from Trends in Molecular Medicine does an excellent job explaining why clinical trials testing the effects of highly implausible therapies, like homeopathy and energy medicine, are not an example of evidence-based medicine but of science tricked into … Continue reading →