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Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

July 20, 2018

Our John Lukens, PhD, and his colleagues have revealed that the health of the mother’s microbiome during pregnancy determines the risk of autism in her offspring.

What’s the microbiome? It’s the collection of microscopic organisms that naturally live inside us,… Read More

Watch DNA Being Stolen, in Real Time

July 20, 2018

For the first time ever, we can actually see a bacterium steal a piece of DNA in real time.

In the video you’ll find at the link above, the bacterium Vibrio cholerae reaches out and grabs a free-floating piece… Read More

Making Medicines Without Side Effects

July 8, 2018

Our J. Julius Zhu, PhD, and his colleagues have found a way to create drugs without side effects. Basically, they’ve developed a lab technique that will add a whole new layer of precision to the concept of “precision medicine.”

The… Read More

A Health News Watchdog Stands Down

July 2, 2018

Health News Review, a watchdog site I told you about previously, looks to be calling it quits. The site’s funding has dried up, and so it looks like the site will largely go dark at the… Read More