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Irina M. Bochkis has made a discovery that suggests how we might turn back the clock on aging and reverse diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic diseases.
How We Could Reverse Aging Using Viruses
May 28, 2018

Our Irina Bochkis, PhD, has made a discovery that suggests we could cure or prevent fatty liver disease, diabetes and other metabolic diseases -- and possibly even reverse aging itself -- by removing wrinkles inside our cells. Much as our skin wrinkles with age, so does the membrane surrounding our…

Are Viruses Alive?
June 23, 2017

This is a freaky one. You sometimes hear that a virus will "die" without a host, or after a certain amount of time outside the body. But there's no real consensus that viruses are alive in the first place. Let's do a little comparison of two well-known disease-causing agents to…

Asthma Drugs May Prevent Deadly Pneumonia
February 28, 2017

Two common drugs, Accolate and Singulair, may do more than treat asthma and allergies. Our Thomas J. Braciale, MD, PhD, and Amber Cardani, PhD, have found that the drugs also may prevent the flu from turning into a deadly form of pneumonia. Flu doesn't usually make its way deep into…