uBiome runs out of steam

A pile of science runs out of steam …. uBiome had its start as a citizen science project aimed at studying the microbiome. It seemingly had noble intentions, but alas, just 5 months ago the FBI suddenly raided their offices over news that they had been double-billing insurance companies, after Read more…

Viruses Make Your Fat Cells Greedy

Growing Out of Control If you are reading this blog, you are likely familiar with the connections between obesity and health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. You have also undoubtedly heard that obese people generally die sooner than their healthy-weight peers. We all know this, yet Read more…

Cholesterol: Have we Shot the Messenger?

Cholesterol: Have we Shot the Messenger? A followup from : Could Aging be an Infectious Disease? For decades, we have been fixated on cholesterol as a major factor influencing human health and mortality. It is well established that cholesterol (actually, cholesterol-transporting lipoproteins) come in “good” and “bad” forms, as the relative Read more…