Dear Antivaxxers,

It is very possible that your choices will prevent your child from developing autism, but those regarding vaccines will not. Recent research suggests a plethora of environmental prenatal factors that play an important role in a child developing autism. These include viral infection, zinc deficiency, abnormal melatonin synthesis, maternal diabetes, prenatal and perinatal stress, toxins,…
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Don’t Judge An Enzyme By Its Structure

Hmm…that title was a bit far-fetched. It was supposed to play off the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Regardless, I will get to my point: new research Parkinson’s disease has revealed a fascinating connection between seemingly unrelated proteins. Parkinson’s disease is a long-term disease characterized by motor neuron degeneration, but in late…
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Brains Of Abuse

The term “drugs of abuse” gets thrown around when trying to specify drugs that are detrimental in nature. This is opposed to the “drugs of use” that would include over-the-counter and prescription medication. It is far too often that these abusive drugs lead one into a path of addiction, and it is far too often…
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Where Do We Draw The Line On Research?

Just three weeks ago, I purchased A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking, and less than two weeks ago, I finished the book. From what I hear, Stephen Hawking’s persona is equally linked to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) as it is to black holes, quantum mechanics, and general relativity. The “pop culture” idea of…
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The Fallacy Of Drug Scheduling

And by drug scheduling, I mean that of the United States Food and Drug Administration. And by that of the United States Food and Drug Administration, I mean listing drugs as schedule I (i.e. ‘no medical uses’). This is not a political rant, for even prescription drugs (in the wrong hands) can be illegal, and…
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