Coronavirus Covid-19: What is it, and what can be done to mitigate the spread and effects of this virus?

The Trump adminstration is ill-prepared to respond to the current Covid-19 pandemic and is spreading disinformation about the virus (Thielking, 2020). As of Feb. 23, the CDC had tested just 479 people, not including those who were evacuated from other countries. Testing kits sent out by the CDC nationwide turned out to be faulty, meaning […]

Stem Cells, Part of the Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems, as an Antimicrobial for Coronavirus Covid-19.

China is in a state of emergency, with 76,936 infections and 2,442 deaths from Covid-19. China’s leader, Mr. Xi has said, coronavirus Covid-19 is the “the fastest spread, the widest scope of infections and the greatest degree of difficulty in controlling infections” of any public health emergency since the founding of the People’s Republic of […]

More Evidence That A Low-Fat, Plant Based Diet Extends Healthspan and Lifespan: Low Concentration MUFAs Activate SIRT1

Studies that have looked at whether consuming a diet rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) leads to reduced risk of heart disease have shown mixed results. The confusion arose because it makes a difference whether the MUFAs come from plant or animal products. In the first study to separately examine types of MUFA sources in […]

True Food Kitchen – An Inflammatory Nightmare

The ever expanding True Food Kitchen (TFK) purports to be “a restaurant inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse.” The TFK corporation is located in Phoenix, Arizona and has about 30 locations across America, all of which are owned by the corporation and are not franchised. According to Forbes, […]

Immune Therapy for Cancer: Enabling and Engineering T-Cells

T cell therapies are revolutionizing cancer treatment by achieving long-lasting remission in cancers, such as melanoma, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, stomach cancer, and leukemia and lymphoma. An important function of the immune system is its ability to discern between normal cells in the body and those it sees as “foreign.” This […]

Why Are So Many People Leaving Texas – And Why Are Most of Them Coming to California

Texas ranked third in the United States for the number of residents moving out of state (467,338) in 2017. The most popular out-of-state relocation destination for Texans was California (40,999). Let’s put this exodus from Texas into perspective vis-a-vis California. Texas had a population in 2017 of 28.32 million. On a per capita basis then, […]

NAD Supplements : More Reductionist Quackery for Profit

NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a molecule that supports basic cellular function and metabolism in a number of important ways, including protecting our DNA (Sambeat et al, 2019), converting food into usable energy and regulating our sleep-wake cycles. NAD decreases as we age, and low levels of NAD are associated with increased risk of heart […]

The Origins of the Biotechnology Industry – Cetus Corp. in Berkeley, California

Contrary to a belief by many because of a false narrative often propagated by venture capitalists, the first biotech company was Cetus Corporation of Berkeley, CA, not Genentech of South San Francisco, CA. Cetus was co-founded by UC Berkeley faculty member, Dr. Donald Glaser, Ph.D., a Nobel Prize awardee. Amongst other accomplishments, Cetus developed Betaseron […]

The USA – No Democracy Means Poor Health and Poor “Healthcare”

You can think of the USA as having five principle institutions to govern us: 1. The Presidency, 2. The House, 3. The Senate, 4. The Judiciary, and 5. The Free Press. Unfortunately, none of these are democratic institutions. The least democratic of the five is the Judiciary. Judges are nominated by the President, who is […]