Yishai Shnayder

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Rupert Sheldrake at a conference. Photo by Zereshk licensed under a CC BY 3.0 license.<p>I’ve been promising for a while to follow up on the Rupert …

Here's the simplest explanation about the Big Bang discovery in the news

If you're still a little confused about why everyone is talking about The Big Bang and gravitational waves and cosmic inflation and space and twists …

Is Gluten Actually Bad For You?

These days, just casually strolling down a grocery aisle, one can find a multitude of gluten-free products. From gluten-free whole grain bread to …

Medical Conspiracies

Anyone publicly writing about issues of science and medicine from a pro-science perspective likely gets many e-mails similar to the ones I see every …

Critical Thinking

מחקר אמריקאי: פלואוריד עלול לפגוע בהתפתחות ילדים

ילדים ברחבי העולם חשופים למספר הולך וגדל של חומרים רעילים, הגורמים להפרעות בהתפתחות ולתופעות כמו הפרעות קשב ואוטיזם, כך מעריכים מומחים בסקירה על …

How a Single Patient Influenced HIV Research — 15-Year Follow-up

To the Editor:<p>The prospect of reaching a “functional cure” for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has been raised by recent reports of the …

Bilateral Corneal Perforation

A 61-year-old woman with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis presented with the sensation that she had a foreign body in her right eye; she reported …

האם עיתונאי העתיד יידרשו להיות גם מתכנתים? אליטת התקשורת האמריקאית מתפלמסת, ג'ון מילוורד מציג פשרה

בכנס מקצועי שנתי של "אגודת החדשות המקוונות" האמריקאית (The Online News Association), שהתקיים באוקטובר האחרון, הכריזה העורכת הראשית של מהדורת החדשות …

אורטל בן דיין ואמיר חצרוני נפגשים שוב - הפעם על הבר

אם חשבתם שקרב האגרוף האגדי בין טייסון להוליפילד היה אלים, חכו עד שתראו את הקרב הבא. בפינה הימנית: אמיר חצרוני, פרופסור באוניברסיטת אריאל, חוקר …

בלומברג על הבורסה בת"א: "הזדמנות קנייה ברורה"

הבורסה בת"א עולה על הכוונת של המשקיעים הזרים? סוכנות הידיעות בלומברג פרסמה היום (ג') כתבה נרחבת על הבורסה בת"א ומציגה אותה כאטרקטיבית בהשוואה לשוקי …

A brief note on killing cancer cells in a dish

I am taking the Memorial Day holiday off. I will return next week (or even earlier if something comes up that I can’t resist blogging about). In the …

Patient Participation in Decision-Making

“Patient-Centered” decision-making is a new buzz-word in medicine. It is a metaphor for a general approach to care that puts the patient’s experience …

DMAA: Efficacious but is it Safe?

Chinese geranium, apparently a natural meth factory, making that bee a suspect<p><i>by Igor I. Bussel & Drey A. Pavlov</i><p>Jann Bellamy has recently authored an …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Meet Your Microbes: uBiome Offers New Service

We are not alone. Walt Whitman didn’t know how right he was when he said, “I contain multitudes.” The microbes on and in our bodies outnumber our own …

Microbiology

Melatonin for sleep disorders – Safe and effective?

It’s summertime, and the living is easy. Forget the solstice. For most of North America, this week is the real start of summer – July 1 in Canada, …

Sleep

Ask the (Science-Based) Pharmacist: What are the benefits of coffee enemas?

How do you like your coffee? Rectally.<p>It might not occur to you, sipping your morning coffee, that you could derive tremendous health benefits by …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Do clinical trials work? It depends on what you mean by “work”

Introduction<p>(Skip to the next section if you want to miss the self-referential blather about TAM.)<p>As I write this, I’m winging my way home from TAM, …

Cancer

Geneticist Adam Rutherford: by ‘controlling living systems,’ synthetic biology will change the world

The scientist, TV host, and book author touts the potential benefits of playing God<p>As first books go, Dr. Adam Rutherford probably couldn’t have chosen a vaster topic: an investigation into both the origins of life itself, and the incredible potential of its man-made future. In <i>Creation: How Science</i> …

Next-generation genome sequencing yields healthy test-tube baby, scientists announce

A technique that could render in-vitro fertilization (IVF) markedly more reliable, and maybe even less expensive, has for the first time been used to select an embryo that yielded the birth of a healthy baby boy.<p>Connor Levy was born in June to parents in Pennsylvania, who'd tried IVF on previous …

Worms regrow their decapitated heads, along with the memories inside

Some memories just won't die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body …

Mysteries of 'obesity gene' revealed, could yield new ways to fight hunger

An obesity gene that affects one in every six people could be partially treated thanks to a new study that's finally determined how it works. Researchers led by Rachel Batterham at University College London were looking into an obesity gene, known as FTO, and found that it caused people with a …

One of the World's Best A.I. Computers Is as Smart as a Four Year Old

Computers are good at a lot of things. Thinking like a grown-up human being is not one of them. Not yet, at least.<p>A team of researchers from the …

Lesson 2 | Basic Japanese | Japanese

Lesson 2: Useful Expressions<p>Expressions<br>• Quiz<br>• Tips<p>Read this page briefly and spend most of your time on drill exercise.<p>Expressions<p>How are you?<p>Are you …

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known At 20

Etienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when he was starting into a presentation posted to SlideShare. With his permission we're posting it here.

When You’ve Done Enough, Do More

How do you become truly influential? We’ve found that the most highly respected leaders avoid techniques to gain short-term compliance; they also steer clear of a self-centered “How can I get people to do what I want?” mindset. Instead, they take a different approach altogether.<p>We interviewed over …