Disease

Skin prick allergy test.

The Evolution of Allergies, or What Doesn't Kill You...

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” – Friedrich…


Anatomical structure of biological cell.

What You Should Know about Oxidative Damage and Stress

The last two posts I wrote had a unifying theme: oxidative damage. The first…


How Your Gut Microbiome Unlocks the High Fiber Diet

Investigation into the function and evolution of the human microbiome, our ‘old…


Side view of sporty woman running fast against stormy sky with lightning and tongues of flame.

Live Fast, Die Young: The Evolution of Aging

To take care of your health is to delay the inevitable biological deterioration…


Introduction to Slice of LIFE

My life has so far been shaped by me being wrong. Really, really wrong. From…


Early age-related macular degeneration. Credit: Community Eye Health, Flickr.com.

Macular degeneration and things that go bump in the eye

My father is making us tea in his 70’s styled kitchen when I show him an…


Your Cancer-Fighting Immune Cells Won a Nobel Prize

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded yesterday to James…


Get the Flu Shot for Your Heart

It starts with a runny nose. Maybe it’s just allergies, you think. Then…


Close up of saline intravenous (iv) drip in a child's patient hand.

The Right Chemo For Your DNA

What causes two patients with the same type of cancer to respond so differently…


Arctic ground squirrel asking for food from human hands. Kamchatka. Credit: VittoriaChe.

The Dance of Aging: Learning from the Telomeres of Hibernators

Hibernation and health The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is a hotbed of…